OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The Community is at the heart of everything we do at SaintsSouthwest. From Community Football sessions, Multi-Sport camps, school fetes to fundraising.
We are always looking at ways to develop and improve the communities we all live in.
What underpins our Community programmes?
1. FUN - Having fun is an important part of any Saints Southwest session. Enthusing children to continue attending and inspiring life long physical activity.
2. EDUCATIONAL- Our sessions help to develop young brains, with number counting, colour recognition, memory games and many more types consistently involved in our sessions. We also ensure young people understand our values to help them flourish in life.
3. HEALTH & WELLBEING - With obesity and cases of mental health in young people, we encourage young people to lead a healthy and active lifestyle throughout our Community sessions, stressing how important early fitness is to give your child the best possible start in life.
RANGE OF ACTIVITIES
SAINTS SOCCER TOTS (2-4 YEARS)
Saints Soccer Tots sessions are aimed at ALL children aged 2-4 year olds.
These sessions are designed to provide an enjoyable start in sport and football where they can develop their skills.
The main focus of these sessions is to ensure all children have a fun and positive experience as well as developing their Agility, Balance, Coordination and fundamental ball skills.
Sessions will also give children a head start in key areas such as social interaction, listening skills, discipline, routine and teamwork.
Progression from these sessions will lead to our Mini Soccer Saints programme (4-6 years).
MINI SOCCER SAINTS (4-6 YEARS)
The Mini Soccer Saints programme is designed to give ALL 4-6 year olds the best possible start in football and sport.
During the session, we aim to enhance your child’s skills and FUNdamentals such as Agility, Balance and Coordination otherwise known as the ABC’s.
Each session will also focus on basic ball skills, fun games, introduction to rules, discipline and fitness. These sessions also give your child the opportunity to showcase their talents with the potential of earning a place in one of our invitationonly Local Development Centres, the first step of our Football Development pathway.
Progression from these sessions will be to the nearest Saints Soccer Centre (7-11 years).
SAINTS SOCCER CENTRE
Saints Soccer Centres provide weekly training for ALL children aged 7-11 years old.
The practices focus on developing individual skills to enhance their creativity and challenge their awareness on the pitch. Using the SAINTS values, participants will also work on the key skills needed to fulfil their potential.
These sessions also give your child the opportunity to showcase their talents with the potential of earning a place in one of our invitation-only Local Development Centres, the first step of our Football Development pathway.
SAINTS WILDCATS GIRLS ONLY
The FA have launched an initiative designed to inspire girls to be involved in football. Saints Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment.
Practices focus on developing individual skills to enhance their creativity and challenge their awareness on the pitch. Using the SAINTS values, participants will also work on the key skills needed to fulfil their potential.
These sessions also give your child the opportunity to showcase their talents with the potential of earning a place in one of our invitation-only Local Development Centres, the first step in our Football Development pathway.
JUNIOR SAINTS INCLUSION
There has never been a better time to get involved and play football, whatever your ability level.
There are now more opportunities than ever to play football if you have a disability.
Saints Southwest believe in flexible, inclusive and accessible playing opportunities for everyone, and are committed to delivering a range of opportunities for players with a disability to access football at various levels across the county.
Saints Southwest are committed to developing opportunities for footballers with a disability, whether as a player, coach, referee, or volunteer.
Saints Southwest School Holiday Courses offer exceptional value for money, and the opportunity for young players to improve their skills through a structured and enjoyable coaching programme devised and delivered by experienced and FA qualified coaches. Our full-day courses typically run from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm with an early drop off service available from 9.00 am every holiday period. The Soccer Schools are action-packed days that allow children to learn new skills and improve match play whilst having fun.
SOCCER TOTS (2-4 YEARS)
Holiday Course sessions are aimed at ALL children aged 2-4 years old. Time typically 2.00 - 2.45 pm.
Infant Soccer Schools are aimed at children aged 5-7 years old. Whether participants are new to football or are already budding Saints Superstars, the Infant Soccer Schools programme has been put together to provide a fun holiday activity allowing them to play and make new friends within a safe learning environment, whilst being delivered by experienced FA qualified coaches at an affordable price. Junior Soccer Schools are aimed at children aged 8-11 years old. Whether they are confident players looking to develop their technique, or they have never played football before and looking for an introduction to the game, they will find our Junior Soccer Schools are an environment that allows them to flourish, whilst being delivered by experienced FA qualified coaches at an affordable price.
TRAIN LIKE A PRO DAYS
‘Train like a Pro’ days are aimed at ALL children 9-12 year olds. The day will give children an insight into what a professional football player’s training day can look like, from a morning brief, followed by strength & conditioning, technical & functional practices and match analysis. The children will also receive advice on basic nutrition, providing them with an understanding of how important this can be, day to day. This is open to individual players, while club teams can sign up to this day with various discounts available. Our professional team of UEFA and FA qualified coaches will be delivering the day who also work within our Regional Squad programme.
MULTISPORT COURSES (5-11 YEARS)
Multi-Sport camps are aimed at all children 5–11 years old. Saints Southwest Multi-Sport camps offer the opportunity for young children to improve their skills through a structured and enjoyable coaching programme devised and delivered by experienced and qualified coaches. Our full-day holiday courses typically run from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm every holiday period. The courses are action-packed days that allow children to learn new skills and improve play in a variety of sports whilst having fun.
GIRLS ONLY SOCCER SCHOOLS
Girls' only Courses offer the chance for all girls aged 5-14 years old who want to learn and develop their football. These courses provide all girls with the opportunity to improve their skills through a structured and enjoyable coaching environment.
Aimed at all children aged 6–12 years old, Saints Southwest Goalkeeper Camps offer the opportunity for young players to improve their goalkeeping skills and techniques through a structured and enjoyable coaching programme devised and delivered by experienced and FA-qualified coaches.
Saints Cadets is open to ALL children aged 13-15 years old. The day will involve both guided & peer-to-peer learning through working with qualified coaches at Saints Southwest and also give the opportunity to potentially lead basic football sessions with young children. This programme will also provide young people to take ownership and be able to demonstrate leadership through Football and Sport.
HAF (HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES & FOOD PROGRAMME)
Saints Southwest are very proud to be a key provider of the HAF Programme across Devon, Somerset & Cornwall, helping us reach more young people across the South West with professional coaching, activities, education and experiences.
In 2021, the HAF programme enabled us to support hundreds of thousands of children and their families throughout the Easter, summer and Christmas school holidays.
This holiday provision is for school-aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals.
Benefits-related free school meals (FSM) are available to pupils if their parents receive one of the qualifying benefits and have a claim verified by their school or local authority.