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Please see below for the projects we have been involved with.
Road to Recovery Cycling programme
We are thrilled to announce that through the Heart of England community foundation funding that we are able to continue to assist in funding with this brilliant initiative.
The ‘Road to Recovery’ Cycling Project, which is based in North Solihull.
This project will see us utilising sport and physical activity to bring about positive change and
development for those vulnerable in our community. We are anticipating 20 people with
addiction to attend and for the project to make a profound positive impact towards their
This project provides cycling alongside other activity sessions, working in partnership with
Changes UK- an addiction charity that aids those recovering from addiction issues in deprived
areas of North Solihull area. Changes UK are a highly regarded local organisation that have a
wealth of experience and success in supporting people through recovery and to move on in a
positive manner after addiction.
We have planned a delivery time of 5 months initially, with weekly group cycling sessions which
start from Solihull Sports Centre.
From there, 2 of our leaders will lead groups of 12 men and women aged 18-50 for an hour per
session. The leaders will tailor the sessions to gradually build up participant’s confidence, fitness
levels and love of cycling. Alongside the cycling session, there will be another hour of fitness
activities, mentoring and group discussions. We will then support 4 participants in undertaking
Rider Leader Training, seeing them take on leadership roles and helping us make this project
sustainable beyond the initial 5 months.
HAF winter 2022 course
Once again we are delighted to be working with Streetgames UK with Bring it on Brum and the HAF's funding programme to put on a 4 day coaching course in December for 90 children between the ages of 4-16 in Erdington. As well as 4 hours coaching the children also did enrichment activities, nutrition talks and a hot meal was provided for them at dinner time. As well as the football coaching we were particularly focusing on trying to impress upon the children the importance of good nutrition and eating habbits. We were very pleased to have Digbeth dining club come down for a day and do some food prep and cooking lessons with the children, this went down really well with everybody.
Boxing futures
Paul Devlin Fitness and Well-being with  Heart of England Priorities Funding, was very happy to help Boxing futures launch a new project supporting young people in Dudley to get
active and improve the state of their mental health, through engagement in boxing
and specific mental health support. The project will offer non-contact Boxing classes
alongside mental health workshops led by a local partner organisation 'Support
Futures'. We aim to engage 20 young people in the project (through promoting the
project along the guidelines detailed in the question below), which will be delivered
from The Duncan Edward Leisure Centre in Dudley. There will be 2 hours of activities
weekly. Firstly this will be one hour of beginners non-contact boxing coaching
delivered by two of our highly qualified, experienced, sessional coaches, providing a
highly engaging crash course in boxing technique, essential skills, and fitness.
Second, will be a one hour mental health and motivation workshop led by an expert
from the local charity Support Futures (which itself uses boxing as a tool to support
improved mental health among hard to reach young people). These workshops will
focus on supporting mental health within sessions, and teaching techniques which
can support individuals cultivate maintain good mental health on an ongoing basis
(e.g. practices like meditation and maintaining social, sporting activity), as well as
practices which help them cope better when undergoing stressful and pressurised
situations, or mental health crises (known as mental health first aid). The project will
run for 12 weeks, and we will signpost participants to sources of further support
during and at project culmination.
HAF 2022 Summer holiday course
After great success with our HAF Easter holiday course we are delighted to continue working with Streetgames UK in putting on a 4  week Summer football coaching course in August for 280 children over the 4 week period between the ages of 4-16 in Erdington. This was made possible by the "Holiday Activity Funding" progrmme in conjunction with Streetgames UK and Bring it on Brum . As well as 4 hours coaching each day the children also did enrichment activities, nutrition talks and a hot meal was provided for them at dinner time. We also had Aston Villa foundation come doen to our cousre and do some fitness testing and nutritional advice with the children which was fantastic.
Birmingham Childrens Hospital Road to Recovery Charity Cycle ride
On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June it was a privilege to take part in Road to recovery cycle ride from Maidstone to Birmingham, a gruelling 300 mile ride over 3 days to raise money for Birmingham childrens hospital. We were able to provide funding for this great effort from the team.
Stress Management workshop for RG Group
It was a pleasure to visit the management teams from RG Group on their projects in Birmingham and Manchester city centres. I delivered a stress management workshop to the guys as well as a presentation on the importance of good quality sleep. Recognosing the signs and symptoms of workplace stress and advising on tools to deal with it proved very productive on both days. If your company would be interested in one of these workshops drop me an email and we can discuss a visit.
HAF 2022 Easter holiday course.
We are very pleased that we were able to put on a 4 day football coaching course in April for 60 children between the ages of 4-16 in Erdington. This was made possible by the "Holiday Activity Funding" progrmme in conjunction with Street games and Bring it on Brum . As well as 4 hours coaching the children also did enrichment activities, nutrition talks and a hot meal was provided for them at dinner time. This course was a great success and hopefully we will be looking at running a 4 week Summer Holiday programme too.
Road to Recovery Cycling programme
We are thrilled to be part of this program along side Changes Uk who have been developing and delivering innovative, person-centred support for people seeking abstinent recovery from drugs and/or alcohol addiction this great cycling initiative. We have provided funding for Bikes and training for lead riders to roll this out to as many people as possible. Multiple times a week the group meet up and go on a cycle ride, any levels are catered for and through getting fitter through cycling and regular mentoring we hope to help everybody involved on their "Road to Recovery"
11 - 14 year olds Local connections 4 month football course
From September to December 2021 Twentyfive children age 11-15 who had been adversely affected by lockdownd during the Covid-19 Pandemic were given funded places to attend 2 hours twice weekly football coaching sessions in the Erdington area. During lockdown physical and mental health in this age group were affected hugely. By getting the children used to going back out of the home environment, taking part in regular activity, mentoring and socializing again we believe we can assist them in gettin back to normality and regaining some physical and mental fitness.
Easter 2021 Children's Football fitness camp
Forty Children aged between 4-14 from families not normally able to take part in holiday camps for reasons ranging from economic to the Covid-19 pandemic were invited to this course at the Erdington Academy. From the 9th - 13th August 2021 from 10am - 3pm the children from these families were coached and cared for at this course in all different aspects of football, inclusivity, participation, fairplay, physical and mental health and well-being. Enjoyment and fun was top priority for the participants on this course and at the end of the week all the children received an award for taking part which was brilliant!
The Geoff Horsfield Foundation
Mark and Paul going through their paces in the weekly training sessions we have been doing with them. Both have worked really hard and have been really motivated in their training. Well done both!!
Paul Devlin Football Coaching.

We have courses running year round at venues in Erdington, Chelmsley Wood, Bromsgrove and Rugeley.
We also have Summer & Easter holiday camps where we have the children from 10am - 3pm for 4 or 5 days.
For full details on all of these please visit the website listed above.