(press release: darrellpm) // Hayes, Bromley, Kent // John Hayes
KickOff@3 was created by Michael Wallace & Ashley Levine, a collaborative initiative set up by passionate men who wish to engage young people, using sport, music and other imaginative ideas to spread awareness.
Michael Wallace is a serving Police Officer who works in Youth Engagement and is passionate about supporting youth and community initiatives outside work too.
He understands how important connection and relationships are with vulnerable young people; sports can provide stability they might not get elsewhere.
Ashley Levien runs Suberbos Community which is a social inclusion organisation that delivers free initiatives in the London Borough of Barnet. Ashley also volunteers in the community mentoring youths and contributing to charity work. Ashley has dedicated his professional career, and much of his time outside to support young people in getting involved in activities which they see the benefit of for the rest of their lives.
In 2017 Michael and Ashley devised a plan to establish firm, long lasting relationships between young people and their local police force as a youth diversion strategy and named it KickOff@3.
The project engages with young people through the medium of sports and music and raises awareness and funds for a range of charities that promote health and well-being in young people.
In light of the recent concerns with young people across all London Boroughs this is the perfect opportunity to bring peace and harmony to all areas of the social mix.
The finals of the Daniel De-Gale Cup take place at the Metropolitan Police - MP The Warren Sports Club, Croydon Road, Hayes, Bromley, Kent, on 17th June, a competition that has been open to 15-17 year old boys and girls, and features 22 teams from London and across the UK. (Starts at 11am - 6pm) Everyone is welcome, there will be fun and games, food and refreshment to add to the excitement of the day.