Charlton Athletic football coaching

PUBLISHED: 15:31 05 August 2011

Charlton footy kids - Skye Wilson.

Charlton footy kids - Skye Wilson.


Children took part in free football sessions when a landlord teamed up with Charlton Athletic FC.

The eight-week course for eight to 16-year-olds was deemed a great success, with a full turn out at each session held at Calverley Close, Beckenham. Funded by social landlord Riverside and delivered by Charlton Athletic Community Trust, the course aimed to increase the sporting skills of local youngsters in a fun environment, whilst improving fitness levels.

Community engagement officer Wendy Mason said: “Professionally supervised sport helps young people keep fit, active and motivated. We plan to organise future sessions, to give young people a safe place to play football, rather than on the streets.”

Riverside is one of the leading social housing and regeneration organisations in England, owning or managing around 50,000 homes with 2,000 staff and a turnover of more than £180million.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Gravesend Reporter. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Gravesend Reporter