Palace offers youngsters sporting chance with One Goal

Crystal Palace Football Club has teamed up with London & Quadrant Housing Association to take part in a project called One Goal, which is offering free sport and arts activities over the summer holidays, as well as the possibility of an apprenticeship for youngsters who achieve necessary qualifications under the scheme.

Palace playersPalace is one of nine London clubs involved in the project, which is backed by £387,000 from the L&Q Foundation.

One Goal aims “to involve, motivate and inspire young people across the city”.

More than 5,000 young Londoners should be involved over the summer holidays. Participants can choose to take coaching qualifications, or access sport sessions and skill workshops, as well as creative activities including arts and creative writing. Thanks to the funding from L&Q Housing, the programmes are free of charge, removing any financial barrier for young people to get involved.

The L&Q cash will also help to pay towards a total of six apprenticeship opportunities to young people who secure qualifications through the summer programme.

“One Goal will ensure children across the communities we serve in London will be able to access a year of fun, football-related activities from their local clubs for free,” said Matthew Corbett, L&Q’s assistant director for community investment.

“We are glad to be playing our part encouraging them to take up sport from a young age and to benefit from the positive life skills and well-being that go hand in hand with regular physical exercise and a healthy lifestyle.”

To register for the One Goal summer programmes, click here

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