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Inclusion

Our inclusion department are dedicated to exceeding community equality expectations. It is our responsibility to create a diverse and inclusive environment across all our projects and programmes within Sky Blues in the Community.

Whether you are from a disadvantaged background, live within a low socio-economic area, are living with a disability or just feel that there are limited opportunities for you, we have it covered.

We are proud of the difference we make in our community and look forward to our inclusive future.

Turn 2 Us

Turn 2 Us is our showcase project which we feel represents the values, principles and aims that we have as a charity.

The project is a family holiday programme which offers those who are on free school meals the chance to maintain a healthy diet when their families may not be able to afford to feed the extra mouths during the school breaks. The project also includes activities and sports throughout the day. 

Since the project launched in 2017, we have seen over 400 children across the city signed up and we hope this to double in the next 2 years. With, 31% of children in Coventry living in poverty, free school meals are a brilliant way to maintain nutrition. However, this leaves families struggling in the school holidays to provide for their children – we want to eliminate this stress for Coventry and Warwickshire families. 

“When you don’t have the free school meals then it can be really expensive, so places like this are a godsend” said a parent from our Turn 2 Us Project.

The holidays should be something to look forward to, but sadly for some families that isn’t always the case. These holiday clubs will help to ensure that all children and families enjoy their holiday.

Our next Turn 2 Us programme will run during Easter 2019 at Moat House Leisure Centre. For more information on days/times please contact our Inclusion Manager on craig.white@ccfc.co.uk

 

 

Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks is the Premier League’s flagship programme which provides opportunities for underprivileged and disadvantaged children using the power of football and sport. The project inspires young people in some of the most high-need areas of Coventry and Warwickshire. We engage youngsters in constructive activities, including a wide variety of sports, coaching, music and educational and personal development sessions.

In 2018, SBitC engaged with over 1,150 participants on this project, meaning over 40,000 (300 per week) contact hours were delivered to the community. The scheme has enabled hundreds of youngsters to find routes into education, training and employment with volunteering being a key component. We are proud to offer a safe and social environment for young people to gather and engage in physical activity and education which they enjoy!

Sessions Include:

Monday – Moat House Leisure Centre, 5-6.30pm (Football)

Tuesday – Sidney Stringer, 5-7pm (Football)

-          Blue Coat Secondary School, 5-7pm (Basketball)

Wednesday – Moat House Leisure Centre, 6-8pm (Basketball)

Thursday – Blue Coat Secondary School, 5-7pm (Football)

-          Moat House Leisure Centre, 5-6pm (Netball)

Friday – Blue Coat Secondary School, 5-7pm (Basketball)

-          AT7 Centre, 6.30-8.30pm (Football)

 

To find out more about our Premier League Kicks programme, please contact our Inclusion Coordinator on sam.flatley@ccfc.co.uk

 

 

Ability Counts

Ability Counts is a disability programme which offers a chance for young people with disabilities to represent Coventry City FC in an Ability Counts league across a variety of sports. Using the reach of Coventry City FC, this project gives children who often get over-looked in the competitive sporting community a feeling of belonging. Not only do we offer opportunity to children across the city but also respite to parents of SEN children who provide 24-hour support to their loved ones. Parents feel at ease when dropping their children off at a session – knowing that they are in professional, compassionate and trustworthy hands.

In 2018, SBitC registered 44 individuals on the Ability Counts project with nearly 3,000 hours of coaching. The numbers are growing yearly, and we predict in 2019 that we will have over 80 disabled individuals registered for competitive sports teams in Coventry and Warwickshire.  We offer unique pathways into national disability sport if we recognise an individual who excels in a certain sport.

Sessions Include:

Junior Ability Counts – Monday, Blue Coat Secondary School, 5-6pm (Sunday matches)

Adult Ability Counts – Tuesday, Moat House Leisure Centre, 6-7pm (Sunday matches)