One Goal and Kitchen Social serve up a great menu of summer fun
Summer holidays are upon us and young people can look forward to weeks of action with L&Q’s One Goal!
This summer’s programme will be bigger and better than ever. And, for the first time, there will be an added bonus - youngsters who take part will be offered a free meal at least once a week from the Mayor’s Fund Kitchen Social scheme.
So to mark the five year anniversary of the 2012 Olympics we are calling all youngsters in and around London to come and join in the fun!
It’s your chance to enjoy some great action throughout August. It’s an exciting multi-sport line up featuring cricket, water sports, assault courses, basketball and FIFA tournaments, culminating in a summer garden party on the last day.
One Goal is a sports and creative arts programme that motivates young people to be physically active, make healthy lifestyle choices and enjoy creative pursuits during the school holidays. Last year’s One Goal programme attracted a record 16,753 young people around London and the South East.
The scheme is delivered by nine professional football clubs across the capital, including Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Leyton Orient, Millwall, Tottenham Hotspur, QPR and West Ham.
The project is being funded by the L&Q Foundation with a £377,000 grant, which ensures all activities are free and that there is no financial barrier for young people to get involved.
Matthew Corbett, Assistant Director Community Investment for L&Q, said: “One Goal has gone from strength to strength. We work with partner clubs to provide young people across London with fun and creative activities to look forward to for their holidays. This summer we are also collaborating with the Kitchen Social scheme to offer an extra boost for youngsters. Over half a million young Londoners struggle for food during the holidays. Kitchen Social gives children a safe place to go during the holidays where they can socialise and get a healthy meal.
“The One Goal programme has been attracting record numbers of young people and giving parents peace of mind because they know their children will be getting out of the house each day, learning new skills and making friends in a safe environment.”
Paul Elliot, CBE, Former England Defender, says: “We know the power of football and what the sport means globally. Football is great at breaking down barriers and getting young people to challenge and better themselves. The programme’s inclusion of many different sports and creative activities is a valuable addition, which will allow even more young people to take part.”
Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London,said: “London is world-renowned for its sport and culture. As Mayor I’m committed to helping young people lead healthier, more active lifestyles, so I am really proud to see this successful partnership between some of the capital’s biggest football clubs and a valued housing partner continue for another year. I’m confident it will inspire even more young Londoners to get active and creative during their summer holidays.”
Sean Daly, Head of Football and Sports Development at Charlton Athletic Community Trust, said: “The funding for grassroots sport and creative arts is crucial, so L&Q’s investment and the delivery expertise of all involved has ensured this project has been a success and benefited the young people of London. We are pleased to be part of this scheme which gets young people active and enjoying sport.”
For more information about One Goal and to sign up for the programme, visit: www.cact.org.uk/lq-one-goal
L&Q One Goal
Monday 24 July – Friday 1 September
Ages 5-21 years, boys and girls