Would you really like to get fit? Are you inspired by the recent spring sunshine to get out there and get healthy? If so, we challenge you to run for us in the DIFC Super Hero Fun Run which takes place in the beautiful Regents Park on Sunday 15 May 2016.
Some of the children and young people we help have lives full of challenges, which we aim to help them overcome. So we thought, what better way to raise money than to get you lot out there overcoming challenges too?
You can chose to run either 10k or 5k. We’ll help you all the way, with training tips and advice on maximising your sponsorship. You can join our Saturday morning running club or any of the other fitness classes at our centres to get fit. You even get a free superhero costume to wear on the day.
There’s a small booking fee to pay up front then all we ask is that you raise a minimum of £100 but you will probably find you can raise much more. Having the added reason that you’ll be helping others by achieving your personal goal can be a great motivation. So go on, be a superhero for SYCT!
Sign up here.
Chez Albert is the newly appointed Community Sports Activator at Streatham Youth and Community Trust and lead for the This Girl Can Lambeth Project. This Girl Can is a project designed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. Some of the partnership organisations include; London Youth, The Old Library Norwood, Norbury Manor School, Fight4Change and St Matthews Project.
The main purpose is to increase participation of young women and girls aged 14-25 years of age in sports. Chez has been involved in sports from a very young age and has an in-depth knowledge of the positive effect sport can have on people's everyday lives. She will also be researching and mapping the areas where there is a lack of physical activity, overseeing current sports sessions, planning and delivering new sessions and evaluating these to provide evidence. SYCT looks forward to getting girls and women involved in sports sessions which are fun and motivational!
Streatham Youth and Community Trust is seeking a
Community Sports Activator – This Girl Can Lambeth
SYCT was established almost 70 years ago to meet the needs of local young people. We now deliver services for children and young people, vulnerable adults and the wider community from three locations in Streatham.
It is an exciting time of growth for our charity and we are seeking a self motivated and dynamic individual to deliver our Sports and Physical Activity plan in Streatham and South Lambeth.
The main focus of this role is to get girls and women aged 14 – 25 more active and taking part in regular sports and physical activity. You will do this in several ways – through delivery of sports and physical activity sessions yourself, through organising external coaches to deliver sports and physical activity sessions from our facilities, through organising sports pop up events and through supporting existing clubs to develop girls and women’s sections or attract more girls and women to their sessions.
You will line manage a Sports Activator Apprentice.
We are seeking someone with a Level 2 coaching qualification in at least one discipline and level 1 coaching qualifications in two other disciplines. The ideal candidate will be someone who:
Thanks to funding from Sport England and The London Marathon Fund we are extremely excited to announce the refurbishment of part of our the John Corfield Youth Centre on Conyers Road. The work has started this week and will take around 3 months to complete. As promised to young people, who took part in the design consultation, the sports hall will feature recessed goals, a new floor and ceiling and a glazed wall, so that people can spectate without having to be in the hall. A brand new studio space will also be created with sprung wooded floors and mirrored wall.
We are delighted to announce that Streatham Youth and Community Trust has been chosen as the Charity of the Year by Sainsbury’s Streatham Common following a public vote. Being chosen as Charity of the Year is a real honour especially as we were previously chosen in 2011. We are looking forward to the many opportunities which will present themselves in the upcoming year. Following initial meetings we plan on holding a number of awareness and fundraising events. We are also looking forward to Sainsbury’s staff volunteering on a few of our projects.
Local children and young people enjoyed a fun filled summer at our three venues. Activities included a Drama Camp, Sports Camp, Football coaching and tournaments as well as the fun at the Adventure Playground.
Streatham Vale Adventure Playground ran drop-in sessions for those looking for more informal play. Games included treasure hunt, slip n’ slide, bush craft, den building, tree swings, dress up, cooking, games, art, and a bouncy castle! The Drama Camp was in collaboration with Ovalhouse Theatre. Based at the Wellfield Centre, it gave a wide age range of children the skills to create their own play. A fantastic performance for friends and family was held in the professional theatre space at Ovalhouse Theatre. The Sports Camp gave young people the opportunity to gain skills and develop physical fitness. Specialist coaches Sports included athletics, taekwondo, football, cricket, trampoline and badminton. A new addition to the summer activities was a free hot lunch cooked and served by staff, Trustees and volunteers from local churches including St Leonard’s Streatham. A big thank you to all for you support. We would also like to thank Young Lambeth Coop for their support.
Principal Youth Worker Mark Wood and Apprentice Youth Worker Sophie Manzie will be giving their all in support of SYCT by doing a sponsored parachute jump. Mark said, 'the funds from this jump will go towards keeping our service running, helping local children and young people'. The jump will take place in Maidstone Kent on 14 July. If you would like to sponsor Mark or Sophie, please click on the links below.
Streatham Youth and Community Trust is the recent beneficiary of a legacy from Charles Land. Mr Land, know as Bill to his friends, was a lifelong Streatham resident. Many of those years were spent residing on Ribblesdale Road. Any locals will know this is the northern extension of Conyers Road, site of our youth centre. Born in 1917, Bill lived in Streatham after moving to the UK as a small boy from Canada. His war years were spend in the 46th Reconnaissance Regiment while his working career was spent in the film industry. He worked for National Screen Services, a company which made film and movie trailers, including some James Bond films. As was typical of that more modest generation, he never talked about his war years, though he opened up more in his later years. Jenny Chambers, Goddaughter, described him as a good, kind man who was well loved.
Streatham Youth and Community Trust will use this legacy to continue our work with local children and young people. We encourage our supporters to consider leaving us a legacy. For advice on will writing, please contact a solicitor.