We work with young adults primarily between the ages of 8 and 25 who live in areas of high deprivation. Using sports as a regular engagement tool to create structure and routine. For those who may have chaotic and complex family lives, this can be a lifeline. Our mentoring, advice and signposting to local services are all designed to safeguard and support our young adults – especially those most at risk of deprivation, isolation, and crime.
Our aim is to improve young people’s health and wellbeing through sport by building confidence and resilience. As a result, we can create more cohesive communities together.
Some of the benefits include:
- Improved health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally
- Developing cooperation and social mixing skills
- Developing teamwork and leadership skills
- Improving self-worth and confidence
- Learning about responsibility and reliability
The success of our work is down to the quality of our team and, and the strength of the relationships we have with our local community, which is our own. That’s why we understand the community’s needs and challenges so well and see its potential and opportunity where no one else can.
Pitch 2 Progress was created in March 2020. Originally born out of our sports team Saltley Stallions in 2011, many of the then young people were so inspired by the programme that they’ve decided to come back and support us in various volunteer and paid roles. We have a strong 40 person work force ranging from Youth Workers to Coaches and Ambassadors.
- Fareed Obadi
- Yasmin Rahman
- Imanul Hoque
- Zarah Farooque
- Haroon Hussain
- Aamir Ahmed
- Qaisar Afzal
- Maryam Bibi
- Aneesah Hussain
- Syed Taher
- Abdul Qayyum
- Aly Fofanah
- Demboh Konteh
- Toklis Ahmed
- Idlan Zakaria
- Abdul Hassan
- Syed Rezwan Ali
Strategy & Operational Oversight
Director Governance, Sustainability & Operational Oversight
Youth Engagement Officer, Policies & Operational Oversight