Thanks to generous donations from a range of agencies ‘Summer in the City’ saw 5 Star Active deliver a six-week summer holiday 2014 multi-sport activity programme across London to over 8,000 young people.

We targeted some of London’s most disadvantaged communities and areas within the City and used local sports and community facilities to support children and young people with an alternative positive intervention in their lives.

Over a six day period timetabled locally between 10am and 9pm, we delivered sessions in accessible facilities where participants could feel safe and have sense of escape from the issues which blight their lives.

Working with stakeholders such as the police, housing associations, local authorities and sports clubs we utilised the funds to deliver to young people who face serious challenges in their lives such as:

  • Experienced emotional trauma through family breakdown
  • Low educational attainment
  • Low self-esteem, confidence
  • Lack of motivation to succeed
  • Exposed to gangs and serious violence
  • Have committed or at significant risk of committing crimes
  • Live below the poverty line

Each of the camps were unique and involved localised consultations with participants to define the sports and youth work activities offered which included football, basketball, rugby, multi-sport competitions, residential events, boxing, table tennis, cricket, arts and media clubs and much, much more.

Summer in the City took throughout London in the following areas:

  • Aberfaldy Centre, Poplar (Tower Hamlets)
  • Aylesbury Estate, Walworth (Southwark)
  • Canterbury Gardens Estate, Thornton Heath (Croydon)
  • Islington Boxing club, Islington (Islington)
  • Lillian Baylis Old School, Kennington (Lambeth/Southwark)
  • Lincoln Centre, Poplar (Tower Hamlets)
  • Millwall Football Club, Bermondsey (Southwark)
  • Moorlands Estate, Brixton (Lambeth)
  • Phipps Bridge Estate, Mitcham (Merton)
  • Rockingham Estate, Elephant and Castle (Southwark)
  • Roundshaw Estate, Carshalton (Sutton)
  • South Norwood Recreation Gardens, South Norwood (Croydon)
  • Sutton Life Centre, Stonecot (Sutton)
  • Teviot Centre, Poplar (Tower Hamlets)