Holidays 'On the Ball' - sport for young people with communication needs

New for 2020/2021, extended half term and holiday sports programmes, run with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, at Palewell Park, SW14 8RE, now adapted to meet Covid 19 guidelines on social distancing and including activities for family 'bubbles.' 


Use our Expression of Interest form (download below) to enquire about a place. We work with parents to find peer groups for children and young people so that skills are built from a point of confidence and fun. Our aim is to help particpants experience "What Works" for successful inclusion.



"I've started to enjoy sports. I learned new tennis skills, I want to carry on."  On the Ball and Fun in the Sun participant,  2019/20

Tennis with A-a and Brentford FC CST happens in small groups with particpants aged 5-25 in sets according to age/stage. We can sometimes teach 1:1. We start from a point of confidence and build skills. Parents and siblings are welcome. We want children to feel comfortable, see how they can have fun and succeed with differentiated teaching

"Before I started I felt I was no good at sport, now I know I can take part, and what's more, I've met people and built my social skills. I have to thank the coaches for being supportive." Young adult participating in holiday and weekly sports.


Golf at Palewell Park is open to young people aged 12-25. We run small groups aiming to find peers at a similar age and stage to build confidence. Parents and siblings are welcome to join in. 1:1 introductions to golf, are sometimes available too.

Autumn Half Term Activities, 2020 - Expression of Interest Form
We aim to build peer groups who are at a similar age and stage. Let us know what is of interest and we will follow up with you to see how we can support your young person and family.
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Fun in the Sun - Summer Holiday Sports

'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




A range of kayaking, paddleboard, tennis and golf activities run annually with BFC CST

Expression of Interest form is below to download and see how the programme ran in 2020. A 2021 form will be available in the Spring. Concessions available on request, please use our contact form. All suggested contributions are subsidised by funders.  A-a is a not-for-profit CIC, all funding is used to sustain our activity programme.


Fun in the Sun 2020 - Expression of Interest - Dates and Activities
Please download this form to see how we identify expressions of interest in an activity for a family group or a young person. We will aim to identify peer groups to enjoy activities together supported by the coaching staff. A detailed application form sent to families by A-a identifies skill sets and interests to help us find peer groups and differentiation for new joiners.
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'Fun in the Sun' Summer Sport from Action-attainment & Brentford FC CST


Kayaking, Paddleboards, Tennis and Golf  - were on offer in the 2020 summer holidays. We are now planning our 2021 programme. Our aim is to arrange sessions for young people and their families to have fun, build friendships and expand their involvement in community sport. Tennis and Golf will run at Palewell Park. Watersports run from Brentford Canal. In 2021 we hope to have bookings available for those wanting to try out water sport in a family bubble or a small group of similiarly aged peers. Watersports participants must be aged 8+, siblings are welcome, and we also run groups for teenagers and young adults.


Fun in the Sun enables small groups to work with supportive coaches and enjoy positive sporting experiences. The teaching is adapted to help the participants' communication needs.  In 2020 group sizes were capped to meet advice from sport's governing bodies.  We can also arrange 1:1 sessions - depending on demand, so please contact us to talk about this option if it would help a young person start to play sport.


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 see the timetable for 2020 use this link, a 2021 timetable will be available in the Spring: contact form 

Contact Us Today:

Action-attainment CIC
St. Leonards Road 29

London SW14 7LY

+44 208 392 9946


Or use our contact form.

“Could you contact our SENCO and head to discuss whole school training using this programme?” (Teacher, ASC inclusion training)

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