TRUST IMPACT REVIEW

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Multi-Disability Football

12 Children aged 8-14 attended a weekly activity group

* SELF ESTEEM * FRIENDS MADE * ENJOYMENT * TEAMWORK SKILLS GAINED * EXERCISE * GOOD FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING * SOCIAL INTERACTION * INCLUSION * FUN *

Wildcats Sessions

29 Girls aged 5-11 attended weekly activity sessions

* INCREASED CONFIDENCE * FRIENDS MADE * ENJOYMENT * TEAMWORK SKILLS GAINED * EXERCISE * IMPROVED HEALTH & WELLBEING * SOCIAL INTERACTION * INCREASED FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN SPORT * FUN * AFFORDABLE * FELT WELCOMED & VALUED * SOME ATTENDEES HAVE NOW JOINED TEAMS *

Schools Programme

81 Children aged 5-11 attended after school clubs

* INCREASED CONFIDENCE * ENJOYMENT * TEAMWORK SKILLS GAINED * IMPROVED HEALTH & WELLBEING * SOCIAL INTERACTION * INCREASED FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN FOOTBALL * FUN & ENJOYMENT * ACCESSIBLE * INCREASED FITNESS * SOME ATTENDESS HAVE NOW JOINED TEAMS *

Women's Football

18 Ladies attended weekly training & matches

* INCREASED CONFIDENCE * ENJOYMENT * TEAMWORK SKILLS GAINED * EXERCISE * IMPROVED HEALTH, WELLBEING & MENTAL STATE * SOCIAL INTERACTION * ENHANCED FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN FOOTBALL * INCREASED FITNESS * IMPROVED WEIGHT MANAGEMENT * 

School Holiday Courses

220 Children aged 5-14 attended

* INCREASED ENGAGEMENT IN SPORT * GREAT FUN HAD * NEW FRIENDSHIPS FORMED * INCREASED CONFIDENCE * ENJOYMENT * TEAMWORK SKILLS GAINED * IMPROVED HEALTH, WELLBEING & MENTAL STATE * SOCIAL INTERACTION * INCREASED FITNESS * IMPROVED WEIGHT MANAGEMENT * ENJOYMENT OF THE OUTDOORS * 

Veterans Team

20 Men aged 35+

* INCREASED FITNESS, HEALTH & WELLBEING * SENSE OF BELONGING * INCREASED SOCIAL INTERACTION * WEIGHT MANAGEMENT * SUPPORT FROM PEERS * CONTINUED ENGAGEMENT IN SPORT * NEW FRIENDSHIPS FORMED * INCREASED CONFIDENCE * ENJOYMENT * TEAMWORK SKILLS GAINED *

Girls Player Development Centre

12 Girls aged 12-16 attending weekly training

* INCREASED FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN SPORT * INCREASED FITNESS, HEALTH & WELLBEING * NEW SKILLS LEARNED * INCREASED SOCIAL INTERACTION * SUPPORT FROM PEERS * FRIENDSHIPS FORMED * INCREASED CONFIDENCE * FUN & ENJOYMENT * TEAMWORK * 

Education Scheme

65 Students aged 16-19

* CONTINUED / INCREASED EDUCATION * LIFE SKILLS * PATHWAY TO HIGHER EDUCATION * FITNESS, HEALTH & WELLBEING * INCREASED EMPLOYABILITY CHANCES * WORK EXPERIENCE GAINED * IMPROVED SOCIAL INTERACTION SKILLS * SUPPORT FROM PEERS * FRIENDSHIPS FORMED * INCREASED CONFIDENCE * TEAMWORK * EMPOWERED * PLACE OF BELONGING * SENSE OF PRIDE * 

Community Youth Football Teams

70 Children aged 6-15 attending weekly training & matches

* FUN & ENJOYMENT * NEW SKILLS LEARNED * INCREASED CONFIDENCE * SENSE OF BELONGING - EMPOWERED BY TEAM MORALE * INCREASED FITNESS, HEALTH & WELLBEING * NEW FRIENDSHIPS FORMED * INCREASED CONFIDENCE * SENSE OF PRIDE * 

Mascot Days

63 Children aged 6-14 attending community mascot days 

* FUN & ENJOYMENT * AMAZING MEMORIES * NEW FOOTBALL SKILLS LEARNED * INFORMATIVE & EDUCATIONAL * NEW RELATIONSHIPS FORMED * SENSE OF PRIDE * NEW HOBBY * 

Girls Wildcats Case Study

When enquiring about Isabella taking part, her mum and dad informed that she currently trains with a boys team. Originally she'd enjoyed this but has more recently become despondent, as she feels the other players won't pass to her and therefore doesn't feel included. All the other participants are boys and she's become conscious of being the only girl.

We invited Isabella to join the Wildcats sessions, where girls are given the opportunity to play with other girls their own age, in a welcoming environment.

Isabella attended and took part in fun and friendly activity sessions, where the relaxed focus is on developing her fundamental movements and her football skills.

When asked if Isabella was enjoying the sessions, her dad replied, "Isabella has fallen back in love with football again. We can't thank you enough, she loves attending. As well as keeping her fit and active, she has made lots of new friends and it's really improved her confidence, as she's so shy usually! They've even asked her if she'd like to join a new girls team to play matches, which she is really excited and keen to do."

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Multi-Disability Football Case Study 

 

* For the purpose of this case study, the player will be known as Tommy:-

 

Tommy’s mum approached the club at one of our first team home games, to see if we provided any activities for children with disabilities, explaining that her son would find it too difficult to settle into one of our other teams.  She explained that Tommy loves football, that she always brings him to watch matches when she can but that she hasn’t found anywhere that will let him participate, where he hasn’t been seen as a disruption. 

 

We spoke about a couple of different options that the club runs and mum felt that the youth multi-disability team could be a good fit. We discussed Tommy’s needs and arranged for him to come along to the next session.  Tommy was ecstatic at the thought of playing football.  

He attended the following week and although apprehensive initially, he gradually began to take part at his own pace and was given the opportunity to try some fun dribbling practices and shoot for goal, which he seemed to really enjoy.  Tommy sat out with his mum a couple of times and re-joined in when he was ready, in the pressure free inclusive environment that the coach created.  He also took part in the little end game that the group finished with and spoke to some of the boys taking part.

 

Tommy has continued to attend the multi-disability group sessions.  His mum feels that attending has really given him increased confidence.  She also likes the fact that it gives Tommy some weekly exercise with other children, in a safe and understanding environment. One of biggest positives for Tommy is that he has made some new friends and loves to feel part of a team, not just any team but the one he supports on a Saturday afternoon.  Tommy always kisses the KTFC club badge and feels proud to wear the same kit as his hero’s.