'Fun in the Sun,' sport for young people with communication needs

Learn about our holiday sport programme, register your interest for Summer 2018 & Link with Knots Arts for additional events



'I thought it was just perfect'


'Great to meet up for sports groups in the holidays'


'Do more paddleboarding (a lot)'


'Thank you so much for letting my daughter participate over the last couple of days – she seems to be standing at least 2 inches taller!!'


Participant and parent feedback



Family Programme: July 22nd adults with children aged 8+ try out paddleboards, kayaks and katakanus, Brentford Lock

Teenage Programme: July 23rd & 27th Paddleboards, July 25th Kayaking,  July 24th and 27th Ball Sports/Cycling Proficiency

26th & 31st July Introduction to Golf

5-11s Programme: July 24th and 27th Ball Skills


For information Fun in the Sun 2016 fliers are below


'Fun in the Sun' Summer Sport from Action-attainment & Brentford FC CST


Kayaking, Paddleboards and Ball Sports - during the last four summers we have arranged sessions for young people and their families in July and August. Successful fundraising in 2017 meant we could repeat this popular programme. For the first time 2017's programme added cycling proficiency to the  activities. The popularity of introduction to golf for young adults in 2016 meant we repeated this again in 2017.  We also offered ball skills activities to children aged 5-11 with their siblings and parents at Rocks Lane, Tennis Football Centre in Barnes as well as inviting families with children aged 8+ to try out Paddleboards and Kayaks at Brentford Canal.


Fun in the Sun enables small groups of between four to eight young people to work with supportive coaches and enjoy positive sporting experiences. The teaching is adapted to help the participants' communication needs.  


Our water based run at Brentford Lock in the afternoons between 2-4pm. Families with children aged 8+ can sign up to try out paddleboards and kayaks on Brentford Canal with instruction from four experienced watersports coaches from BFCCST.


Ball sports are held at Rocks Lane Tennis Football centre in Barnes. Activities for young adults run between 10am and 3pm including skills development for football, tennis, rounders and cricket.


Ball Skills sessions are also open to children aged 5-11. Most of the children joining Fun in the Sun have participated in our  On the Ball sessions, run with BFCCST. Knowing the coaching staff who run both events, and can provide a clear routine, builds the children's confidence about coming along to a Summer Camp.


We aim to build groups that have similar levels of ability and age aiming for positive experiences of Spot. Links between Action-attainment and specialists arts providers such as Knots Arts has enabled some families to follow up on a morning of exercise with an afternoon of creative activities for the 5-11 age group. In 2016, Knots Arts were based at the Old Sorting Office, Barnes Green, a short walking distance from our base, Rocks Lane Tennis Football centre. This provided a full day of family fun. Check the Knots Arts website for details:


Fun in the Sun has been sponsored by Three Guineas Trust, since 2014,  Families support the activities with payments to Brentford FCCST which may come from Disability Living Allowances or Direct Payments.



“Building physical strength and confidence, an opportunity for social interaction and friendships in a structured activity. This benefits the whole family over a long Summer holiday."


To be on our mailing list for information on the 2018 activities email us using this link: contact form 

Fun in the Sun; teens and young adults 2016 Flier
Information about the activities and application process from 2016.
TEEN Fits 2016_2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.4 MB]
Children aged 5-11 and their families - Fun in the Sun 2016
Information on the activities run by Brentford FCCST with Action-attainment in 2016. Join with Knots Arts for additional afternoon family fun, see link below.
FITS flier 2016 KS1 and KS2 fin.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.1 MB]
Knots Arts activities - groups for young people aged 4-18 in 2016
Information from 2016 on programmes run by Knots Arts run for the 4-12 age group and young people aged 11-18.
Knots Summer Flyer 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.3 MB]
Young Adults Programme 2016 - Introduction to Golf
Information from 2016 on a new two part pilot course for 6 young people to develop an understanding of Golf in different settings around Richmond and Chiswick.
TEEN FitS GOLF 2016_1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]

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Action-attainment Ltd
St. Leonards Road 29

London SW14 7LY

+44 208 392 9946


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