Street Sports is a Hounslow based social inclusion project, initially launched in September 2010 by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. Supported by Hounslow Homes, the project is based on seven estates in the borough - Heston Farm, Redwood, Harlech Gardens, Watermead, Brabazon Road, Ivybridge and Brent Lea. Regular positive sports and activity sessions are delivered aimed at engaging young people with the Trust and helping to create safer and more respectful communities through the nurturing and development of young people’s potential.
The project delivers 15 hours of provision, 36 weeks of the year. Activities include football, boxing, ultimate Frisbee, street athletics, youth clubs, bike maintenance and educational workshops. All of these sessions are free of charge and delivered by Trust coaching staff within Hounslow Homes estates.
The project helps build relationships between the police and young people. Regular interaction between the young people and local safer neighbourhood teams and police community support officers ensure that any barriers are broken down. Street Sports also creates routes into education, training and employment by offering young people the chance to volunteer at the Trust, gain sports qualifications and access employment opportunities.
More information on Street Sports, including the weekly timetable, can be seen here.
The work of the Trust will be celebrated at Brentford's Sky Bet Championship game against Hull City this afternoon. This fixture is our Community Match where we will all support Brentford FC Community Sports Trust as for every ticket sold (including Season Tickets), £1 will be donated to our charity. Full information on how to buy can be seen here.