Action-attainment runs weekly, half term and holiday sports programmes in peer groups for young people aged 5-25 matched by age and ability. A-a works with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, at Palewell Park, SW14 8RE. Watersports activities are run for A-a by Active360.
Use our CONTACT link to enquire about a place and how to join us. New starter application forms are below. 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. We look at preferred dates and application forms before confirming peer group places. Our aim is to help particpants experience "What Works" for successful inclusion.
"Our coaches are friendly, welcoming and inclusive. I have built my skills and had fun with these guys."
Saturday sport participant
Young adults aged 16-25 meet regularly at Richmond Park Academy on Saturdays to have fun playing football, keep fit, and build their skills. Non-judgemental coaches join in as do Dads and siblings creating a supportive environment where sport skills and friendship can thrive. Covid adaptations have kept the group going over 2020-21.
"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
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.
'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
Concessions available on request, please use our CONTACT form. All activities are subsidised by funders. A-a is a not-for-profit CIC, all contributions are used to sustain our activity programmes.
'Fun in the Sun' Summer Sport from Action-attainment & Brentford FC CST
Kayaking, Paddleboards, Tennis and Golf - are in planning again for our 2023 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. This year we are also working with Strawberry Hill Golf Club so young people can experience the environment. Watersports activities are run at our Brentford Canal venue. People can try out water sport with family or in 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. 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 be involved in a 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."
Our Summer 2023 timetable will be available on our website soon. Do get in touch if you are interested in participating in activities with us: contact form