Kickoff@3 has positively impacted over hundreds of young people across various communities in the UK through its many initiatives, campaigns and workshops.
By using sports as a medium they have given opportunities not just through sports but through music and other activities. Kickoff@3 has also raised awareness and supported an array of charities through their many tournaments.
Kickoff@3 is a not-for-profit organisation that relies heavily on sponsorship to run the tournaments and projects,Michael and Ashley devote most of their spare time to help inspire and empower young people.
Kickoff@3 is a collaborative initiative set up by two passionate men with the goal to inspire, motivate, engage and support young people from all backgrounds through the medium of sport, music and other imaginative ideas.
Michael is a serving Police Officer who works in Community and Youth Engagement and is passionate about supporting youth and community initiatives outside of the workplace. Michael understands how important connections and relationships are with vulnerable young people, and how sports can provide stability they might not receive elsewhere.
Ashley has dedicated his professional career, and much of his time to support young people in getting involved in activities which they see the benefit of for the rest of their lives. Ashley is a youth worker and mentor who has a passion for helping young people make the right choices.
Ashley is also the man that keeps the tournaments running so smoothly.
Not just football ...
A collaborative initiative set up under the KickOff@3 banner to engage with young people through basketball and music, spreading awareness and promoting community awareness and desistance from anti-social and criminal behaviour by encouraging positive relationships in supportive environments.
SpinOff@3 is a cycling challenge for anyone, that can be done whilst socially distancing, with the chance for contestants to win goodies, all whilst raising money for charity. Although it is designed for cycles, anything with wheels can be used (except cars) such as scooters, skateboards and roller skates.
While the initiative is open to anyone and everyone who wants to improve their swimming abilities or take on the challenge for a bit of fun and physical exercise, we do hope to reach members of the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. For various reasons, members of these groups are less likely to be able to swim – we aim to change that deadly fact.
Runoff@3 is an open invitation for ALL to participate in a fundraising raising initiative which will bring households together to either run, walk or wheel any distance of their choosing any time, between the Saturday 4th July to the Saturday 4th August, whilst raising much needed funds for the lifesaving work carried out by blood cancer charity ACLT.