Football in the Community – Teenage Kickz

Creating safer, stronger, more respectful communities in Derry

Teenage Kickz is an innovative football project led by former Derry City DC captain, Peter Hutton. The group’s vision is to target some of the most disadvantaged areas of the country in order to create safer, stronger, more respectful communities through the development of young people’s potential.

HOW SPORTED HELPED

One of the biggest challenges Peter faces running Teenage Kickz, is securing funding. To move the club to a more strategic position and will help them to better deliver their services, Sported awarded the group the support of volunteer mentor, Karen McFarland, to help put in place a development plan.

The support from Karen was very helpful in that it gave Peter an impartial and objective perspective on the group’s work, which helped him see other potential ways for the club to grow and secure funding.

The Results

    During the mentoring period, Karen supported Peter’s successful application for a £9,850 Sported grant to fund ‘Sporting Chance’ – a three year programme that uses football to integrate communities across four areas in Derry/L’Derry.

     

    In addition, the mentor was also instrumental in helping Teengage Kickz attract a grant of £16,700 from the Criminal Assets Recovery Fund to further expand their work across Northern Ireland.


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