In 2020/2021 we are running weekly, half term and holiday sports programmes in peer groups for young people aged 5-25. A-a works with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, at Palewell Park, SW14 8RE and Brentford Canal. All activities are now adapted to meet Covid 19 guidelines.
Use our CONTACT link to enquire about a place and how to join us. Easter holiday timetables are now on the timetable page with dates for activities. Summer plans will be published in late April. 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.
"Our coaches are friendly, welcoming and inclusive. I have built my skills and had fun with these guys."
Saturday sport participant, 2020
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, 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.
'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
Dates for Summer 2021 will be available in late April. Concessions available on request, please use our CONTACT form. All activities are subsidised by funders. A-a is a not-for-profit CIC, all funding is used to sustain our activity programmes.
'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."
A Summer 2021 timetable will be available in late April, do get in touch if you are interested in participating in acvities with us: contact form