FUNDRAISING SKY DIVE - Monday 19th April 2021
On Thursday the 20th of May our team member Ben Hammett-Brady will be heading down to Devon and taking to the sky. Ben has bravely put himself forward to complete a sky dive in hope to raise £1000 as we continue with our mission of tackling the mind.
A huge thank you to Crescent Pharma in Andover for covering the costs of this fundraising event. If you wish to support Ben and donate to the cause the please visit his Just Giving page here.
COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT - Friday 2nd April 2021
Today our team hid over 400 Easter eggs across our local community as part of our Easter Egg Hunt with a little help from the Easter Bunny.
In testing times it was an amazing opportunity for us to offer a bit of fun and excitement to families and encourage them to get out and get active together whilst hunting for some delicious treats.
From all the team here at Kick Start FC we wish you a happy Easter!
KICK START FC WOMEN'S SESSIONS - Thursday 1st April 2021
Tonight saw us host our first ever Kick Start FC Women's Only football session, a project that we have been looking to get off the ground for several months.
21 participants joined us for the session in what can only be described as an incredible milestone. These sessions will continue to run every week and are designed to help manage symptoms of mental health and offer social inclusion.
If you could benefit from these sessions then why not get involved?
KICK START FC MEN'S SESSIONS - Wednesday 31st March 2021
This evening saw the first men's session of 2021 take place after the national lockdown measures were lifted. Despite social distancing measures still in place, organised sports is now allowed to resume with up to a maximum of 30 participants.
The conversations and the reaction after the session proved exactly why these sessions are not only beneficial but vital to positive mental wellbeing. If you could benefit from our session then why not come along?
COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT - Tuesday 16th March 2021
Over the course of the Easter weekend our team will be hiding some Easter eggs and Easter treats around Ludgershall and Tidworth. This is a great opportunity for families to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air whilst hunting down some tasty treats.
We ask that once you have found an egg per child that you please don't take anymore as we want to make sure that lots of local children as lucky in finding these. All eggs will be packaged in bags with our Kick Start logo and card.
Oh, and we may have a certain rabbit helping us hiding the eggs.
THE RETURN OF THE MENS SESSIONS - Tuesday 16th March 2021
We are pleased to announce that we are re-opening our weekly men's football sessions as of Wednesday the 31st of March 2021.
The sessions will resume at the Tidworth Astroturf every Wednesday with a slightly later time slot of 1845-1945 and will continue to be FREE to participants. We will ensure that safety measures are in place in line with the covid measures and guidance laid out by both our government and the FA.
We are allowed upto 30 participants per session so if you feel that our sessions can help with your mental wellbeing and offer you social inclusion then please email us or follow our facebook page for more information.
OVER £1100 RAISED FOR KICK START - Sunday 14th March 2021
Over the weekend Reece Daly, Luke Sadler and Nathan Strong raised an incredible amount of money for Kick Start FC by completing the David Coggins challenge of running four miles, every four hours, over 48 hours.
Starting on Friday at 4pm and finishing on Sunday at 12pm, the boys endured the rain, the darkness and a test of mental strength. Throughout the weekend they managed to raise a total of £1155 which will help us run further projects in our local community and to continue with our mission of tackling the mind, For more information on their challenge please click here.
WOMENS ONLY FOOTBALL SESSIONS - Wednesday 10th March 2021
Today is Women's Football Wednesday!!
To celebrate the occasion we are thrilled to announce that we are opening up a women's only weekly football session. This is a great opportunity for us to give women in our local community an outlet for their mental health and to offer them social inclusion.
These sessions will run every Thursday as of the 1st of April at the Tidworth Astroturf between 2000-2100 and are FREE of charge for participants. To register your interest in these sessions please email us or follow our facebook page for more information.
MENTAL WELLBEING AWARE COURSE - Wednesday 3rd March 2021
We are pleased to announce that we have given 25 people the opportunity to complete the Mental Health Aware Course online for FREE.
This is a great opportunity to help educate people in our local community on what we mean by the term mental health, how mental health is influenced and how how mental health can be measured.
We are committed to putting more people onto these courses for FREE as part of our mission to raise awareness and offer people more knowledge about mental health.
If you are interested in taking part of one of these courses then please get in contact with us by clicking here.
POSTPONEMENT - Monday 4th January 2021
Due to the news from Prime Minister Boris Johnson regarding the UK being placed into another national lockdown, we regret to inform you that our sessions are now postponed until further notice.
Whilst we understand the distress this may cause attendees, the decision is out of our hands. In the meantime, if anyone wishes to talk to us during lockdown please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. Alternatively, follow our social media pages to see what work we are doing away from the football pitch. Stay safe.