Kick It Out link up with Holford Drive Community Sports Hub
Kick It Out has partnered with Holford Drive Community Sports Hub (HDCSH) to help promote the organisation’s message of equality and inclusion to the community in the Birmingham area.
The groundbreaking community sports hub has transformed the Holford Drive playing pitches in Perry Barr into a major state-of-the-art leisure centre run by four sports clubs; Continental Star Football Club, Continental Cricket Club, Aston Boxing Club and Holford Drive Tennis Club.
The community hub, officially opened by HRH Prince William Duke of Cambridge, in December 2014, also aims to improve the lives of local residents through the provision of sports and physical opportunities in the Perry Barr and Aston areas of Birmingham.
As part of the partnership, Anna Jӧnsson, Kick It Out’s Reporting Officer, will visit the hub for a drop-in surgery session relating to the organisation’s work on Wednesday 20 May. The session will take place between 1-3pm.
During the session people can visit Anna to discuss Kick It Out’s reporting procedures and any incidents of discrimination that have happened at the grassroots level.
The session will also promote the three Reporting Advisors roles available in the Birmingham FA region. More information on the roles can be found here.
Speaking ahead of her visit to the hub, Anna is keen to promote the reporting mechanisms to a wider audience: “It is important that we get our reporting procedures known to as many people at the grassroots level as we can and that is why it is so important we have the link with Holford Drive Community Sports Hub.
“The hub is a vital centre for the community and has been a huge success so far since it opened last year.
“Kick It Out would like to thank Lincoln Moses for providing the opportunity for the organisation to come into the hub and engage with the community in Perry Barr and Aston.”
Lincoln Moses MBE, Chair of HDCSH, said: “Kick It Out’s partnership with Holford Drive Sports hub is the first phase of a rebranding programme to embrace diverse communities nationally. We look forward to working with Kick It Out for the upcoming period.”
To find out more about HDCSH, visit their website here.