Youth Inclusion


Saints Kicks

Delivered at nine venues across Southampton and Eastleigh on various weekday evenings, Saints Kicks offers positive sporting and development opportunities to young people aged 8-19. By engaging young people in both football and multi-sport activities, the project aims to create a sporting habit for life, as well as help break down barriers between young people and authority figures, including the Police. With the support of community partners, Saints Kicks also offers a variety of non-sport activities.

Putting on these local sessions for young people is really appreciated by the Police and local communities.” Natasha Prior – Police Officer – Hampshire Constabulary

Saints Connect

Saints Connect is a referral based project, targeting young men and women aged 11-16 across Southampton. Working with schools, PRUs, a secure children’s home and other relevant agencies, Saints Foundation engages with young people on a reduced timetable or who have been identified as being in need of additional support. The project provides young people with the opportunity to engage in sport, music and art and to achieve accredited outcomes. The project also works in deprived neighbourhoods of the city, engaging with targeted groups, including young people from BAME communities.
The pupils are really enjoying these sessions and we can see social skills and behaviour improving for all pupils, in different ways.” Jodie Ryves – Head of Referral Unit – Woodlands Community College