We had lots of different activities take place over the summer holidays and we’d especially like to thank all of our
partners for their support. We had a fun-filled programme of sports and activities for children aged four years old
and over which included football, cycling and cookery and much more.
We teamed up with Porchlight and Charlton Athletic Community Trust to run a series of sports sessions at the
Sporting Club Thamesmead, Middle Way ball court and Claridge Way ball court. The sessions ran for five weeks
over the summer break and almost 100 young people took part.
Sports development across Thamesmead
Our Sports Development team and Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) teamed up with London Borough of Bexley to offer a week of football and sport activities to local people at Lesnes Abbey. We had positive feedback from parents who thought it was a great idea to get children active during the summer holidays. They enjoyed watching their children take part in the free activities which were funded by the London Borough of Bexley. From the 30 July to 3 August we had 39 children aged between four and 12 years who took part in the activities and we had very similar numbers during each week of the summer holidays.
Sporting Club Thamesmead hosted four weeks of football courses which was attended by over 100 children
aged five to 12 years. The sessions provide an opportunity for them to hone their technique and learn new
skills. They then played matches and tournaments where they got to put it all into practice.
School holiday fun
If football wasn’t your thing we also ran cookery sessions, family fun days and indoor rock climbing.
In partnership with Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency, the theme of the family fun day was “healthy lifestyle” where over 120 children were able to take part in arts and crafts and sporting activities. Working
with two schools in the Moorings, we ran a four-week summer programme with trips to the seaside and bowling. In total 303 children and 138 adults took part in the summer activities.