After an extremely successful summer holiday period, the FREE L&Q One Goal programmes are returning to London for the October half-term break.
Delivered by Leyton Orient Trust in Leyton and Redbridge and seven other clubs across London, One Goal is a sports and creative arts programme that motivates young people to encourage creative thinking, increase physical activity and make healthy lifestyle choices.
Launched in May this year, with support from local communities, over 8,000 young people aged 5-21 have already been involved in the One Goal programme. The free sport and art sessions include football, hockey and tennis alongside creative arts workshops such as face painting, street dance, animal experience and DJ workshops.
Paul Elliot CBE, ex Professional Footballer and Trustee of the Charlton Athletic Community Trust, spoke at a recent One Goal event at The Valley reiterating the positive effect programmes like this can have on the community.
“We know the power of football and what the sport means globally,” he said.
“Football is great at breaking down barriers and getting young people to challenge and better themselves.
“The programme’s inclusion of many different sports and creative activities is a valuable addition which will allow even more young people to take part.”
Trevor Duberry, Leyton Orient Trust’s Creating Opportunities Manager said: “The funding for grassroots sport and creative arts is crucial, so L&Q’s investment and the delivery expertise of all involved has ensured this project has been a success and benefited the young people of Leyton and Redbridge. The October mid-term programmes are going to be even better with new activities for all young people to enjoy”.
Matthew Corbett, Assistant Director Community Investment for L&Q, said: “The One programme has already been a great achievement thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of our partners and their local communities. We are delighted to know that L&Q is helping so many young Londoners to be active and imaginative during their school holidays.”
For more information on venues and times and to register for the free programmes, please call 020 85565 5973