At Hub Athletic we use football to engage young people, developing their football and team-working skills on the pitch, and supporting them to make positive life choices off it. Hub Athletic started life when a member of our community simply took a football onto the local London estates and began kicking a ball around with young people who were vulnerable to the risks presented by gang activity and youth crime.
Hub Athletic now works with 100 young people each week across a number of different project areas. Our Academy works with 11–14 year-olds and takes place on a Friday evening. and we also run an under-15s team which trains on Tuesday evenings and plays in a youth league on Saturday mornings. Hub Athletic are also closely involved with both of our local schools, Oasis Academy Johanna and Oasis Academy South Bank, delivering coaching and one-to-one mentoring.