The programme

Sporting Chance is a sport based programme aimed at young people on the cusp of the youth justice system. Young people’s feedback has been at the heart of our planning and consequently, the programme is designed in line with the thoughts of the target demographic. With football, boxing and basketball highlighted as the most sports, we have created sessions throughout all 10 district areas in the county, working with schools, community centres, sports clubs and Educational Support Centres to ensure that the offer is comprehensive and can deliver to as many young people as possible.

In the design of the programme, there was also a high level of partnership working and partner input. We worked closely with Hertfordshire Constabulary, YC Hertfordshire, Stevenage FC Community Foundation, Watford FC CSE Trust, Families First and The Links Academy to ensure that we have a robust offer that targets the right young people.

During lockdown, Sporting Chance was taken online with a range of drills and skills uploaded to the Sporting Chance YouTube channel. This resource, coupled with 200 equipment packs delivered to some of the most vulnerable young people that engage with the programme, gave an opportunity for Sporting Chance to stay connected, and continue to make an impact.

East Herts

Sporting Chance has made a profound impact at an East Herts school where boys have learned non-contact boxing techniques under the supervision and guidance of our expert coaches. Watch the video below for an insight into a Sporting Chance session:

For further information about this programme please contact:

Charlie Mann
E: c.mann3@herts.ac.uk
T: 01707 285026