Cardinals in the Community was established to reach and engage as many people as possible of whatever age, gender or ability through the provision of sports initiatives to increase participation in sporting activity, particularly amongst the disadvantaged and minority groups. The focus is on engaging the local youth community in positive activity, using highly experienced coaches and a mentoring approach to promote self confidence and increase the life chances of young people through participation in football.

The programme was established to increase the football provision provided to the Park Barn area of Guildford, at Kings College. Young people take part in regular football activity which is linked with two local grassroots clubs and those who show good progression are encouraged to join these local clubs. Two of the young people are now playing for the club teams, embarking on a pathway to positive progression through life. The young people have the chance to give something back by refereeing in the local Primary School football competition.

The High Sheriff adds: “Thank you to Cardinals for the opportunities given to young people to have fun, learn skills and drills and the potential to gain their own qualifications in volunteering and coaching”.

Cardinals in the Community

Awarded 2019-2020



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