Ember Designs

Ember Designs based in the heart of St Albans and with over 20 years’ experience in design and print, Ember Designs work with a diverse range of clients offering innovative, creative visual graphic solutions. They describe themselves as ” not big but are a little clever”. Whenever you see KickOff@3’s range of marketing tools like our pop-up banners you are seeing fantastic examples of Ember Design’s work. 


EYES on St Albans

YES on St Albans is St Albans’ favourite opticians with great customer service and a wide range of stylish frames.

Jez Levy says: “Here at EYES on St Albans we love to have our EYES on all the amazing community projects that St Albans locals love to champion and get involved with. 

KickOff@3/TipOff@3 is a brilliant initiative that will have a long lasting impact for generations to come.

We’re very proud to support this life changing and crime reducing initiative.”

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THRIVE Programme

KickOff@3 is delighted to have The THRIVE Programme on board as one of our sponsors. 

The THRIVE programme has the same ethos as the KickOff@3 initiative around health & well-being and spreading awareness of mental health.

Rob Kelly, CEO of The THRIVE Programme, is a firm believer in our KickOff@3 initiative and what we are trying to achieve throughout the UK and beyond.

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COLOURFUL Radio is a multi-award-winning, unique, independent 24/7 music and conversation digital radio service on DAB, Apps, TuneIn, and online. Their programmes are inclusive with format variety such as talk shows, audio documentaries, drama, and multi-genre music shows all anchored by a lively talent line-up and they are the largest African-Caribbean owned commercial radio network in the UK.

COLOURFUL Radio have been a long time supporter of KickOff@3, regularly inviting Michael, and representatives from connected charities to be part of their shows, and promote their events and causes.


Striking Places Commercial Photography

Striking Places Commercial Photography, Jo Hailey is a professional photographer who gives up her time on-site at the tournaments and many hours of post production and storage of images to support this great cause.

All the images captured by Striking Places Photography are provided in a voluntary capacity and photos are offered for sale on the website at an affordable price. This is to allow all parents and young people to have a professional photo of themselves in action and to provide the initiative with lasting memories and promotional imagery of the tournaments.

Striking Places is a specialist commercial photography business that is dedicated to creating high quality images for location based businesses throughout the UK and beyond. Striking Places is Google accredited and has been extending Street View inside for local businesses since 2012! Striking Places has worked with some fantastic businesses from globally recognised iconic buildings to local independent traders and businesses of all shapes and sizes from a myriad of sectors


The Businesses Community St Albans

We are very happy to support Michael and Ashley and the whole of the Kick Off @ 3 Team. At The Businesses

Community, we are all about just that – Community! Working together to help and support each other!

We know that in business and in life it is vital to network, collaborate, support and communicate and that’s exactly what Kick Off @ 3 do!

Working to break down barriers in communication with community and youth engagement, Kick Off @ 3 are bringing people together through sport, music and lots of fun initiatives.

TBC are proud supporters!

success-matters-helping-you-earn-a-living-doing-what-you-love-start-up-marketing-business-advice-coaching-and-training (1) helps people earning a living, doing what they love!  It provides business coaching, training to people starting their own businesses, helping them create effective, profitable and low cost business and marketing strategies. 

Claire Boyles, Start Up Marketing expert, business coach, online marketing consultant, Success Matters Founder

The Founder of Success Matters, Claire Boyles helped KickOff@3  create our own website using a low cost, effective website builder- Jimdo

Claire has been working with businesses as an independent Business Coach, and online marketing consultant since 2008.  She only works with businesses who support people in being happy, healthy or wealthy. 

Having had the benefit of Princes Trust personal development programme in her early twenties, she understands just how much projects like Kick-Off@3 can change lives, and she loves helping people change their lives! 

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Rayner Essex

As of 2020 Rayner Essex are KickOff@3’s National Supporters. Rayner Essex are chartered accountants and business advisers. They provide no nonsense accountancy, tax solutions and advice from their offices in St Albans and London. They are a long established and progressive firm with 8 partners and 90 staff specialising in Audit, Cloud Accounting, Tax, Payroll, VAT, Corporate Finance and all other accounting services. Rayner Essex have a reputation for delivering outstanding value to clients whether SME or private individuals both in the UK and internationally.

Andrea Holmes, Marketing Manager said: “Rayner Essex are committed to supporting a variety of charities from well known national names to smaller, less well known ones. KickOff@3 is an outstanding initiative introducing collaboration and inclusion across diverse communities through sport and music, we are proud to be supporters and to help raise awareness and funds for this unique and necessary campaign.”.

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Yarnee Clothing

Yarnee Clothing

KickOff@3 are fortunate enough to announce fashion brand and community champions Yarnee as part of our Ambassador team. 

A statement from Yarnee’s CEO & Co-founder Inyanne Tamijarassane :

“We hope we can continue growing together and we hope people are witnessing how much you have helped us grow as a brand. A teenage Inyanne from Forest Gate would never have thought making a positive change would be possible but here we are!”.

Yarnee Clothing has teamed up with kickoff@3 to bring out a football team ages ranging from 16-21 to take part in community cups around the country.