Our Impact

Our Achievements

Multi Disability Football

15 children aged 8-14 attended a weekly activity group.

  • Built self esteem

  • Made friends

  • Enjoyment

  • Teamwork skills gained

  • Exercise

  • Good for health and wellbeing

  • Social interaction

  • Inclusion

  • Fun

The Wildcats Centre

35 Girls aged 5-11 attended weekly activity sessions.

  • Increased confidence

  • Freinds made

  • Enjoyment

  • Teamwork skills gained

  • Exercise

  • Improved health and wellbeing

  • Social interaction

  • Increased female participation in sport

  • Fun

  • Affordable

  • Felt welcomed and valued

  • Some attendees have now joined teams

In School's Programme

213 enrolments from children aged 5-11 for our In School sessions

  • Increased confidence

  • Enjoyment

  • Teamwork skills gained

  • Improved health and wellbeing

  • Social interaction

  • Increased female participation in football

  • Fun

  • Accessible

  • Increased fitness

  • Some attendees have now joined teams

Women's Football

18 ladies attended weekly training and matches

  • Increased confidence

  • Enjoyment

  • Teamwork skills gained

  • Exercise

  • Improved health, wellbeing and mental state

  • Social interaction

  • Enhanced female participation in football

  • Increased fitness

  • Improved weight management 

School Holiday Courses

1478 enrolments from children aged 5-14 attended.

  • Increased engagement in sport

  • Great fun had

  • New friendships formed

  • Increased confidence

  • Enjoyment

  • Teamwork skills gained

  • Improved health, wellbeing and mental state

  • Social interaction

  • Increased fitness

  • Improved weight management

  • Enjoyment of the outdoors

Community Youth Football Teams

Over 160 children aged 6-15 attending weekly training and matches

  • Fun and enjoyment

  • New skills learned

  • Increased confidence

  • Sense of belonging

  • Empowered by team morale

  • Increased fitness, health and wellbeing

  • New friendships formed

  • Increased confidence

  • Sense of pride

Case Studies

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Wildcats

When enquiring about Isabella taking part, her mum and dad informed that she currently trains with a boys team. Originally she had enjoyed this, but has more recently become despondent, as she feels the other players won't pass to her and therefore she doesn't feel included. All the other participants are boys and she has become conscious of being the only girl. 
We invited Isabella to join the Wildcats sessions, where girls are given the opportunity to play with other girls their own age, in a welcoming environment. 
Isabella attended and took part in fun and friendly activity sessions where the relaxed focus is on developing her fundamental movements and her football skills. 
When asked if Isabella was enjoying the sessions, her dad replied "Isabella has fallen back in love with football again. We can't thank you ennough, she loves attending. As well as keeping her fit and active, she has made lots of new friends and it has really improved her confidence, as she's so shy usually! They have even asked her if she'd like to join a new girls team to play matches, which she is really excited and keen to do."

Multi- Disability Football

* For the purpose of this case study, the player will be known as Tommy:-

 Tommy’s mum approached the club at one of our first team home games, to see if we provided any activities for children with disabilities, explaining that her son would find it too difficult to settle into one of our other teams.  She explained that Tommy loves football, that she always brings him to watch matches when she can but that she hasn’t found anywhere that will let him participate, where he hasn’t been seen as a disruption. 

 We spoke about a couple of different options that the club runs and mum felt that the youth multi-disability team could be a good fit. We discussed Tommy’s needs and arranged for him to come along to the next session.  Tommy was ecstatic at the thought of playing football.  

He attended the following week and although apprehensive initially, he gradually began to take part at his own pace and was given the opportunity to try some fun dribbling practices and shoot for goal, which he seemed to really enjoy.  Tommy sat out with his mum a couple of times and re-joined in when he was ready, in the pressure free inclusive environment that the coach created.  He also took part in the little end game that the group finished with and spoke to some of the boys taking part.

 Tommy has continued to attend the multi-disability group sessions.  His mum feels that attending has really given him increased confidence.  She also likes the fact that it gives Tommy some weekly exercise with other children, in a safe and understanding environment. One of biggest positives for Tommy is that he has made some new friends and loves to feel part of a team, not just any team but the one he supports on a Saturday afternoon.  Tommy always kisses the KTFC club badge and feels proud to wear the same kit as his hero’s.