Our sessions cater to all children: we have a genuinely diverse group of participants. We bring together children from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities – and, in doing so, we facilitate friendships across these societal divides. In the context of an increasingly segregated society, these lasting relationships are an invaluable tool in strengthening social unity among local communities.
Football should never be a luxury reserved for a privileged elite. At Bloomsbury, all children – regardless of background – get the chance to experience professional-standard football coaching in state-of-the-art facilities. Our programmes are either free–to–access or subject to extensive financial support schemes, meaning every child (regardless of their family circumstances) can enjoy the wide-ranging benefits of regular football.
At Bloomsbury, the mental and physical wellbeing of young people is our foremost priority. Low levels of sporting participation have led to a sharp rise in inactivity-related health conditions, notably obesity. This problem has been exacerbated by a lack of proper facilities, limited funding for team sport, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Similarly concerning has been the rise in psychological morbidities among children since the onset of social distancing measures. Our sessions seek to mitigate these damaging trends by providing the psychological and physical benefits of regular sporting participation to as many children as possible.
The pursuit of sporting excellence is at the heart of everything we do. The standard of football training provided by our FA-certified coaches is second to none, allowing all children to reach their full sporting potential. Whether kicking a ball for the first time, improving their football in a casual setting, or working toward signing for a Premier League club, we offer the support our young participants need to achieve their goals.