Life And Leadership

Friday 9 November 2012 11:30

The Queen Caroline Estate in Hammersmith and Fulham has partnered with Fulham FC Foundation to launch a new project for young people living in the area.

Delivered by Fulham FC Foundation coaches and aimed at residents aged between eight and 12-years-old, the project, which is an eight-week long football inclusion course, will see young people from the area take part in activities aimed at improving their health, whilst also educating them on environmental and social issues.

The project is being delivered as part of the Recycle Western Riverside campaign working in partnership with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Queen Caroline Estate Tenants and Residents Association and Keep Britain Tidy.

‘Our Common Place’ is a Keep Britain Tidy project which helps and inspires people to live healthier and more sustainable lives. The ‘Our Common Place’ team are working with residents on the Estate to improve their knowledge and awareness of environmental and social issues particularly recycling. Bringing young people together with other residents through the football inclusion is a positive and engaging way to do this.

At the end of the sport and football inclusion project, the team will conduct some short interviews with the participants in the hope that their knowledge and understanding of the environment and the issues surrounding it has improved.

Lisa Cole, Fulham FC Foundation lead coach said: “The Queen Caroline Estate football project is gaining some great interest in the local area. The young people attending are showing some great talent and skill within their sessions and are forming strong friendships within the group. One child said that it is the best training session he has been to, which was great feedback to get from a young person.

“All of the participants are gaining awareness of their surroundings and are not only improving in football but gaining life and leadership skills too.”

For more information on the Queen Caroline Estate project or any of our other projects, please contact Fulham FC Foundation on 0870 442 5432 or go to www.fulhamfc.com.