Rise Community Sports was set up as a Sports based social enterprise offering the following:
• Opportunities for children and young people to attend sports sessions in their community.
• Training young people to be sports leaders and to obtain sport coaching qualification.
• Provide mentoring to identified unemployed young people to enable them to become sports coaches for our provision.
• Provide employment opportunities to unemployed young people that have been trained up through the mentoring scheme.
• Provide high quality sports coaching in local primary schools including PE lessons, after-school clubs, lunchtime provision and holiday provision.
With over 30 years of living on the Welsh House Farm estate and 13 years of working on the estate as youth workers and sports coaches the founders of Rise Community Sports know the community very well. We are aware, through our own experiences and through consultation, that there is a lack of sporting opportunities for children in the community and due to limiting factors such as a lack of finances or transport, there is little or no chance for many children to access sports sessions in other areas. The reality is that there is very little ‘legacy’ of the 2012 London Olympics in Welsh House Farm. We aim to be a contributing factor to seeing our community thrive, offering opportunities to young people and beginning to see a true and lasting sporting legacy develop in our neighbourhood and surrounding areas.