Sporting Chance Project is an independently run project aiming to meet the educational, employment and lifestyle needs of young people through sport. We use sport, in particular football, to engage and offer pathways for young people aged 13-24.
Sporting Chance Project was formed September 2012 and has evolved since 2002 having delivered within schools, special educational needs schools (SEN), higher education establishments and a young offenders institute.
The project delivers a range of education, employment and sport-based activities to enhance students in their careers to meet the demands of the ever-changing further/higher education and employment markets.
Our activities cover various sports, encourage healthy and positive lifestyles, offer mentoring, teaching, leadership skills, while giving young people exposure to the community and role models in sport.
Our staff are qualified teachers or professionals in their sporting fields, but more importantly, have a passion to work with young people to ensure they have the opportunity to reach and fulfill their potential.
Sporting Chance Project work in partnership with other like-minded organizations (e.g. Bristol Rovers Community Trust) because we do not have all the answers and a partnership of resources and experience gives the young person a more positive experience.
We offer support of school curriculum programmes, full-time further education and employment skills that meets employers needs.
Deliver Maths & English functional skills, GCSEs, football coaching qualifications, employment skills and vocational sport qualifications for young people aged 13-24.
Short intervention programmes are available for disaffected young people who have been expelled or are on the verge of expulsion. This is offered to students in years 9, 10 and 11 (aged 13-16). This is provided at our educational establishment Broad Plain/Riverside, located opposite Cabot Circus in Central Bristol.
Outcomes towards education & employment
- Education achievement, attendance and retention improve.
- Motivated and inspired young people.
- Pathways to Higher Education and employment.
- Leadership responsibility for own and team decisions.
- Community involvement: student, parent and school.
- Sports coaching qualifications.
- Support of curriculum learning through citizenship, PHSE and sport.
- Engagement with education and improved attitude towards education and community.
- Family values and social skills.
- Acceptable and appropriate behaviour.
- Personal responsibility for own decisions.
- Health, diet, alcohol and drug awareness.
- Emotion control.
- Independance and decision making.
- Healthy Lifestyle Awareness.