Football project aims to work with introverted people

Football players
Friday, 10 August, 2018

Football Fits is a £25,000 participation programme setup and managed by CSM Foundation, thanks to funding from London Sport and Sport England through their Satellite Clubs programme. The project is working with 11 partner clubs in East London to deliver 13 projects. In total, the programme is targeting over 350 inactive introverts, aged 14-19, to help them lead more active lifestyles. Two of these projects will be supporting over 60 people in the borough of Redbridge.

Through London Sports personality identification toolkit, cautious introverts have been identified as more likely to lead inactive lifestyles. This is either through motivation to stay indoors, lack of social environment, or a lack of confidence to participate in sport. By working with established clubs with local community connections, each project will focus on self-improvement, increasing confidence, and getting individuals more active. Furthermore, the projects will open opportunities to move into coaching with funding provided for 18 FA Level 1 coaching courses.

With East London’s huge diversity in ethnicity, each project has been tasked with creating an environment that is inclusive of all ethnicities, whilst creating an enjoyable experience to help cautious introverts to lead more active lifestyles.

For more information, contact Anees Ikramullah at or on 07931 230 970.

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