Cavendish Engineers are donated IT equipment to AFC to help engage with youngsters following 2011 London riots. The reconditioned laptop will be used as a tool to help carry out talks and presentations.
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On 21st September 2010 the club became affiliated member of Tower Hamlets Sports Council, and the Tower Hamlets Football Partnership promoting participation and achievement in sport within the Borough by representing the interests of local sports clubs and individuals.
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LOCAL TEAM SCORE WITH FOOTBALL FOUNDATION AND SAINSBURY’S COMMUNITY GRANT
Acorn Football Clubwere celebrating today after being awarded a Community Grant for brand new football kit by the Football Foundation, UK’s largest sports charity and Sainsbury’s Supermarket, in Hornchurch. The new kits will ensure young players of all abilities have the best possible start in the game. It will also help to revitalise the grass roots of the game, constructing modern football facilities, developing football as a force for social cohesion and as a vehicle for education in the community.
The Club DevelopmentCo-ordinator Darrell Isles thanked the Foundation and Sainsbury’s, saying: “The new strips is a huge boost for the team. By kitting out young players across the country, their Community Grant Schemes is another great way of encouraging boys and girls to get into football and stay and healthy”.
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, added: “I am delighted that Acorn FC has been successful in securing this new kit and equipment. The Football Foundation’s Junior Kit Scheme is designed to ensure that youngsters have everything they need to play the game – from balls and bibs to the high quality football strips the Premier League professionals play in. So far, we have kitted out 200,000 boys and girls through the scheme and I would encourage other teams to log on to the Foundation’s website and apply for a voucher at www.footballfoundation.org.uk or contact Rory Carroll on 0845 345 4555 ext. 4280 for further information”.
The Coaching and Education Programme identifies needs of sporting activities for young people, providing structured soccer & coaching opportunities for all young people. That would help build confidence, improve health, extend social networks, and develop skills towards long-term education and independence. This features weekly fun soccer training and recreational coaching drills, facilitated by FA qualified soccer coaches, various sided games, mini soccer for juniors, and development of technical ball skills, and we further aim to develop links with local schools to enhance the education training programme. As well as set up several teams to create a health conscious social sporting community.
AFC outlines the priorities of a Lifelong Learning Coaching and Development Programme. The programme reflects these priorities: To transform the lives of young people in the UK using the power of sport, we achieve this through a structured football and education programme that would help build confidence, improve health, extend social networks, and develop skills towards long-term education, independence and team building, whilst engaging in the fun and enjoyment of playing football. Our players come from a range of social and community backgrounds and living in rural or deprived inner city areas. All of which would find involvement in our programme very beneficial.