I’m really proud to be helping Riverside Youth Club create life-changing sports opportunities for some of the most deprived young people in London. The club is looking to raise around a further £200,000 by mid-January to restore and modernise its facilities.
The aim is to add a state-of-the-art 3G football pitch and games area, gym, indoor sports, working floodlights and lift to upper floors, community kitchen and learning zones.
To hopefully raise awareness (and funds), we are auctioning off a signed Dele Alli Spurs shirt with all proceeds going towards funding the works. Dele’s shirt will be the first of a number we will be auctioning to help fund life-changing sports opportunities for some of the most deprived young people in London.
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Riverside will be a focal point for sports for the community on the Evelyn Estate in Lewisham, providing new sporting activities for people of all ages and abilities, such as walking football for the elderly, toddler football, basketball, rugby and a whole range of new league groups for young people. It will also provide a home to current community and recreational football and rugby teams with nowhere safe to play after dark or in wet weather. Having access to sport can be life changing for young people, not only helping them get fit and active, but also improving their self-esteem, mental health, and opening doors to new skills and qualifications, getting young people into jobs. This project combines sports with expert youth work support, advice support, activities and somewhere to have a hot meal, all in a safe place on their estate.
We hope you can help spread the work, bid in the auction and/or donate.