Saints4Sport

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Saints4SportThe Society of St James has teamed up with Southampton FC’s Saints Foundation to provide Saints4Sport, a sports, fitness and education service for people in Southampton who are vulnerable due to drug or alcohol addiction, homelessness, or mental health problems.

Saints4Sport provides free daily leisure activities, which help people to improve their quality of life, physical and mental health, and self-esteem. Saints4Sport also creates pathways into volunteering, education and employment.

Saints4Sport is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, and helps people like Colin to turn their lives around:

Sports activities 

Day Sport Time
Mon
 Boxing at Millbank Boxing Centre, Shamrock Quay
1.00pm-2.30pm
Tue
Gym / swimming at The Quays Leisure Centre
10am – 12noon (or meet at the DIP at 9.30am)
Wed
Kickboxing at Wu Tan Martial Arts Centre
11am – 12noon
Thurs
Gym / swimming at The Quays Leisure Centre
10am – 12noon (or meet at the DIP at 9.30am)
Thurs
5-a-side at Goals Soccer Centre
2.00pm – 4.00pm (or meet at the DIP at 1.30pm)
Fri
 Golf: Driving Range, Pitch and Putt and 9 Hole
11.30am-1.30pm

 

Qualifications

The qualifications on offer include:

  1. Level One NVQ in Coaching (Football Association)
  2. TWICS (Training for Work in Communities) Gym, Health and Fitness
  3. ASDAN Fishing Qualification
  4. ASDAN Introduction to Fishery Management

Pathways2Employment

Saints4Sport now offers a range of work placement schemes and courses to help people take the big step back in to work. Our current opportunities include:

  1. Hotel and Hospitality Industry with Premier Inn Hotels
  2. Construction Industry Work Academy with Job Centre Plus
  3. Retail with Marks and Spencer

How to get involved

If you would like to get involved with Saints4Sport, contact Phil Walker:

Phone: 023 80 881 409

Email: phil.walker@ssj.org.uk

 

Latest news

You can read the latest Saints4Sport newsletter here.

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Partners

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