St. Matthew’s U14s coach Ashley Bosah is currently benefitting from the experience and support of F.A coach Simon Millington as part of the F.A’s Coach Mentoring scheme. Simon will be observing Ashley’s coaching methods before they decide on a course of action. Simon will also deliver a practical example of where Ashley could develop new skills followed by further sessions to reinforce messages. Ashley and Simon will then finish by delivering some sessions jointly.
Edited: May 18th, 2013
The St. Matthew’s Project has teamed up with Lambeth Sports & Recreation Services to deliver the Council’s new Ready Steady Go! Programme in tandem with our After-School Football Club for Jubilee Primary School.
The programme helps families to choose and maintain healthier lifestyle habits. Parents & carers will attend 4 workshops at Jubilee and join in activities in Brockwell Park with their children to help them make long term sustainable lifestyle changes.
The main aim is to help families live healthier, happier lives and to encourage a lifestyle change that leads to an increase in physical activity as well as a clearer understanding of nutrition. Research shows that sustainable change can be made if the whole family learns about how to live a fitter, healthier and happier life together.
Edited: April 30th, 2013
- Are you interested in a career in the Sports and Active Leisure Industry?
- Do you want to gain industry recognised qualifications?
- Are you interested in working with children and young people?
- Do you want to gain experience in coaching football?
The St. Matthew’s Project has teamed up once again with Fit For Sport, the UK’s leading healthy lifestyle activities provider to engage, support and create positive outcomes for young people across Lambeth.
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When: Thursday 28th March, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: Jubilee Hall, Tulse Hill Estate, Tulse Hill, SW2 2LY
Edited: March 21st, 2013
A maximum number of 18 participants completed the F.A Level-1 football coaching course at Jubilee Primary School, Tulse Hill during the recent half term holiday. The SMP has now produced 90 local coaches – 79 Level-1, 10 Level-2 and 1 Level-3 (UEFA B), with 2 SMP coaches currently taking their UEFA B licence as part of the F.A’s Black Coaches’ Initiative. And this May will see the first ever F.A Level-2 course held in Brockwell Park for local young people.
There will also be opportunities for young people and volunteers to take NVQ Level-1 and -2 courses in Activity Leadership, in partnership with Fit For Sport.
Edited: February 25th, 2013
St. Matthew’s Project coach, Hiram Laud-Anderson has started his UEFA B Licence course at the FA’s new national centre at St George’s Park, Staffordshire. Hiram and fellow coach Ashley Bosah were accepted onto the new COACH Bursary Programme after being nominated by the SMP. The programme is being run by former West Brom star and deputy chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association Brendon Batson, in conjunction with the Premier League, the Football League, the League Managers’ Association and the PFA. The bursary is aimed at addressing the under-representation of black coaches at higher levels of the coaching profession.
Edited: November 23rd, 2012
Charles Banya was another member of the Jubilee Primary School ‘Friday Football Club’ and fledgling St. Matthew’s Project. From his days in the Jubilee playground it was clear that Charles was an outstanding footballing talent. It was while playing for St. Matthew’s in the ‘All Nations 6-A-Side Tournament’ at Fulham F.C’s training ground, in May 2005, that Charles came to the attention of the club’s chief scout, along with Andre Anderson, another Jubilee Friday Footballer. Both were signed straight to the Fulham Academy but, sadly, Andre was released after one year, still managing to score twice against Norwich City on his last game for Fulham.
Since then Charles has risen up the ranks to the U18s squad in the hope of one day representing the First Team. We also hope he will be the first SMP player to grace a Premier League pitch. Charles’ talent is matched by his off-field behaviour, a grounded and well-mannered young man with a great sense of discipline – a shining example to any SMP member and aspiring footballer. We wish him all the very best for the future.
Edited: October 1st, 2012
12th September 2012
The St. Matthew’s Project summer scheme was, once again, well attended with an average of 72 participants per session over the five week period and 97 in attendance for the final day tournament, our second highest attendances in five LSWC tournaments.
The competition fell into three categories – 9-11s, 12-13s and 14-15s. However, we also included an older age group of 16-19s which was a great success, with an average of 30 participants per session, and proves that there is still demand for football activities at this age level in the Tulse Hill/south Brixton area. To include our older members in the final day tournament we organised a special event in memory of Nana Frempong, with the winners receiving special individual trophies.
We also received 12 new membership forms for the St. Matthew’s Project and recruited 5 new players for our league teams for the 2012-13 season. One boy, aged 8, was also referred to the Fulham F.C Development Centre in West Norwood.
On September 2nd we took 35 young people and 7 parents to the borough-wide finals at Fulham F.C’s training ground in Motspur Park, where we were runners-up in the U11s and U15s age groups and winners of the U13s.
On September 8th we will be taking 45 young people, staff, parents and guardians to the Fulham v West Bromwich Albion match at Craven Cottage, with free tickets from Fulham F.C. So, all in all, a summer to remember!
BROCKWELL PARK (Top two rows) MOTSPUR PARK (Bottom)
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Edited: September 13th, 2012
A total of 18 young people aged 18-24 signed up for our inaugural NVQ Level-2 course in Activity Leadership, as part of our new training programme for young people aged 16+. The NVQ is being run in partnership with Fit For Sport, the UK’s leading healthy lifestyle activities provider, and the Fairbridge Charity in Brixton. The candidates had their first assessment in Brockwell Park on July 14 and despite almost constant rain, acquitted themselves extremely well.
Michael Jordan watches over candidates at induction day
Assessment Day, Brockwell Park
Edited: July 22nd, 2012
As reward for their great effort and achievements in their first season together, the U10s team went on a special visit to Brixton fire station on June 12. The boys got a guided tour of the station and got to try out the hoses, slide down the pole and try out the sirens on a fire engine. They also got to ask lots of questions about what goes on at the station and what it takes to become a fireman.
Special thanks go out to the chief and all the staff at Brixton, especially to our guide for the evening, Dean, for making the boys feel so welcome.
Edited: July 22nd, 2012
Edited: June 14th, 2012