Engage Communities provides FREE football sessions across Stoke-on-Trent which are delivered by our FA qualified coaches. We aim to provide disadvantaged young people with positive diversionary activities to help tackle anti-social behaviour, promote social cohesion and improve health and wellbeing. Engage Communities works in partnership with both Stoke City F.C. and Port Vale F.C. to help identify talented players from BAME communities and support them through their player pathways. Our coaching is combined with mentoring to help with the personal development of young people and sessions also provide opportunities to volunteer and gain FA coaching qualifications and experience.
86% of the young people involved in our summer program say our sessions helped them to feel more confident.