DEVELOPING POTENTIAL FOR ALL
WHO WE ARE
Saints Southwest is a leading Football and Sports Development organisation in the South West, operating as both a Ltd Company and not for profit Community Interest Company that delivers programmes in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset priding ourselves on being able to reach all children through various education, football and sporting activities. Alongside our community and school programmes, we provide a pathway that supports youth academies in nurturing and developing players to become the best they can be on and off the pitch.
We have proactive working relationships and partnerships with various professional football clubs, schools, local businesses, communities and more. Our partnership work is always based around shared principles, shared values, shared practice and maximising opportunities for all.
The 3 stars represent our 3 main programmes at Saints Southwest.
Yellow Star - represents our Community programmes and charitable work we do throughout the South West
Blue Star - represents our Education programmes and our commitment to education in the South West
Green Star - represents our Football Development programme and our passion and commitment to football development across the South West.
The 3 white/black stripes and the word SOUTHWEST represent the 3 counties Saints Southwest work in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset.
PASSION & BELIEF
Providing an opportunity to all young people to learn, develop and to be accountable on and off the pitch is our motivation to change the world for the better.
We are fortunate to be able to deliver many programmes from Community Engagement, Education, Mentoring and Football Development across the South West, currently reaching out to over 10,000 children across 700+ deliverable hours each week.
Our provision is split across 3 primary areas; COMMUNITY, EDUCATION, and FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT.
We create tailored environments where young people feel safe and welcome which then allows them to learn, think, explore and develop across a four-corner model of;
- Social - Psychological - Physical-Technical/Tactical
The word SAINTS represents our KEY VALUES.
Setting a positive professional standard throughout anything a person can do. Having a good attitude to learn, help and develop to be the best you can be. Being a good role model for people around you and to be accountable.
Aiming high and having the ambition to improve. Having the ability to self-evaluate and having the desire to move forward.
Learning the importance of respecting yourself and others. Understanding that being honest and having strong moral principles is important.
Thinking of new ways to help, support and develop. Being creative to overcome challenges you may be faced with.
Understanding how working as a team can be effective. Cooperate with people. Having the ability to help and provide constructive feedback.
Having the determination and energy to improve your skills. Understanding the importance of practice. Identifying which skills can be applied to different situations.
HOW WE DO
Parents and Guardians want assurances that their children are being taught to the highest level. The Saints Southwest programme evolves through shared knowledge amongst qualified coaches and teaching professionals.
All staff are fully qualified, licensed and have enhanced CRB/DBS checks completed. Staff are regularly assessed and have to attend Continued Professional Development training 3 times per year. Saints Southwest pride themselves on excellent customer service standards and having the ability to tailor many services
Saints Southwest acknowledges and accepts it has a responsibility for the well-being and safety of all children and young people who are under the Saints Southwest care or using its facilities, (children and young people mean those under 18). It is the duty of all adults working in the Club to safeguard the welfare of children and young people by creating an environment that protects them from harm.
A REAL VOICE
We have a real voice, not a corporate one.
We only do positive. If we aren't positive how can we inspire people?
If we don't listen how can we support or comment?
We love what we do and are grateful for the opportunities we are fortunate to be able to provide.
Life is full of ups and downs, things will go wrong, we will never shy away from being honest and transparent.
We all play an important part in the Community, we respect and treat everyone equally.
Understands age-specific demands | Understands practice design requirements | Understands different learning styles | Understands player traits and behaviours | Appropriate | Advisor | Open-minded | Industry understanding | Experienced | Qualified
Prepared | Punctual | Dedicated | Presentable | Adaptable | Persistent | Patient | Openminded | Modern | Well Orchestrated
Ambassador for the game | Ambassador for Saints Southwest & for Sport | Fit | Healthy | Promotes wellbeing | Teacher | Listener | Mentor | Fun | Approachable | Kind | Team Player | Listens | Considerate | Respectful | Honest
Educational | Fun | Challenging | Motivational | Appropriate | Refreshing | Aspiring | Technical | Functional | Conditioned | Small Sided | Matches | 70% Ball Rolling | Teamwork | Praise | Player Centered | Specific | Fitness | Applicable | Adaptable | Fair | Consistent
Receiving Skills | Turning Skills | Running with the ball | Passing | Dominate 1 v 1 situations | Striking | Finishing Skills | Defending Skills | Ball Mastery | Position Specific
Thinks ahead | Recognise | Adaptable | Understanding individual responsibility | Understanding team unit and team responsibilities | Dealing with environmental conditions
Ambassador for the game | Ambassador for Saints Southwest & for Sport | Fit | Healthy | Promotes wellbeing | Honest | Listener | Growth Mindset | Fun | Approachable | Kind | Team Player | Willing | Curious | Enthusiastic
Agility | Balance | Coordination | Speed | Endurance | Strength | Power | Nutrition | Lifestyle | Post & Pre Hab | Flexibility | Recovery