Active Through Football

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AUGUST UPDATE:

Unfortunately the funding application to the Football Foundation was unsuccessful. We are working alongside Essex County FA, to ensure that there are Football Opportunities For All within the Borough.

If you are interested in participating in any format of football at any age or would like to discuss opportunities available, then please get in touch with Essex County FA via: sean.harris@essexfa.com / jake.ling@essexfa.com


Active Through Football is a national programme funded by the Football Foundation which aims to increase physical activity levels for people 16 years old and over.

A number of organisations in the borough are working together to bid to bring the project to B&D and with it up to £1m of funding over 5 years to deliver a whole range of football activities.

A key part of the programme is to work with local groups and residents - sporting or non-sporting - to demonstrate the support for the project- and this where we'd like your input.



Football is a great way to keep fit and bring people together. Active Through Football wants to remove the barriers to physical activity and aims to offer local physical activity opportunities, increased social inclusion, sustained behavioural change, and upskill local residents.

With the aim to increase activity levels and create sustained behaviour change, Active Through Football will include recreational and informal small-sided activities, and be shaped by people like you.

To find out how such a programme might work, watch this video from Wolves in the Park: a football group for men over 30.



Who is already involved?

- LBBD

- Essex County Football Association

- Barking Sports For Change (Part of Model City London – Barking Coalition)

- West Ham United Foundation

- London Sport

- Coventry University Dagenham

- Hikmah Social

- Thames Ward Community Project

- Muslimah Sports Association

- Street Games

- Everyone Active

- Al Madina Mosque

- Barking & Dagenham Faith Forum

- Dagenham and Redbridge Football in the Community

- Barking Football Club

AUGUST UPDATE:

Unfortunately the funding application to the Football Foundation was unsuccessful. We are working alongside Essex County FA, to ensure that there are Football Opportunities For All within the Borough.

If you are interested in participating in any format of football at any age or would like to discuss opportunities available, then please get in touch with Essex County FA via: sean.harris@essexfa.com / jake.ling@essexfa.com


Active Through Football is a national programme funded by the Football Foundation which aims to increase physical activity levels for people 16 years old and over.

A number of organisations in the borough are working together to bid to bring the project to B&D and with it up to £1m of funding over 5 years to deliver a whole range of football activities.

A key part of the programme is to work with local groups and residents - sporting or non-sporting - to demonstrate the support for the project- and this where we'd like your input.



Football is a great way to keep fit and bring people together. Active Through Football wants to remove the barriers to physical activity and aims to offer local physical activity opportunities, increased social inclusion, sustained behavioural change, and upskill local residents.

With the aim to increase activity levels and create sustained behaviour change, Active Through Football will include recreational and informal small-sided activities, and be shaped by people like you.

To find out how such a programme might work, watch this video from Wolves in the Park: a football group for men over 30.



Who is already involved?

- LBBD

- Essex County Football Association

- Barking Sports For Change (Part of Model City London – Barking Coalition)

- West Ham United Foundation

- London Sport

- Coventry University Dagenham

- Hikmah Social

- Thames Ward Community Project

- Muslimah Sports Association

- Street Games

- Everyone Active

- Al Madina Mosque

- Barking & Dagenham Faith Forum

- Dagenham and Redbridge Football in the Community

- Barking Football Club

  • Community Conversation - 04.03

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    On Thursday, the 4th of March, residents, community groups, and representatives from the Football Foundation, West Ham United, and the Council, came together to talk about how they could get involved in the Active Through Football programme. Below is a brief overview of what was discussed:

    • We should aim for a community-led approach
    • The average age of drop-off in football is around 15-16, so we are looking at ways to encourage those over 16 to get back into playing football and get active
    • Exploring the challenges to access such as health inequalities, gender, finance
    • There will be coach education pathways
    • There will be opportunities for mentoring in the community
    • The door is always open for local clubs to discuss how they can get involved
    • Opportunity to activate unused areas and play facilities
    • Chance to link to the Youth Zone and encourage those leaving to get involved
    • Potential for women-only and over 50’s sessions
    • Starting to map the spaces and areas that we can use and should benefit
    • Vision to grow the programme to more wards and groups in future years


    To view the presentation from the session, check the documents tab on the right of this page.

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