Kinetic Foundation

Kinetic Foundation

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  • Education
  • Local / community
  • Sports
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

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Kinetic Foundation is an innovative charity that uses a unique community sport model to engage the most vulnerable, ignored and overlooked young people by delivering diversionary activities, education and opportunities. Our vision is that young people are equipped with confidence, skills and aspirations so they are not disproportionately affected by unemployment.


Our mission is to engage young people through football and develop their confidence, skills, and capabilities to reach their potential. 


  1. Our short-term objectives are to increase confidence, aspirations, employability skills and knowledge of career paths available for our participants through impactful football and education projects.
  2. Our long-term objectives are to support young people in their education and development to prevent them from falling into unemployment and/or NEET status.  


Our Values

  1. Engaging – We create adaptable programmes that deliver an enjoyable and exciting experience for young people
  2. Excellence – We deliver excellence in activities, coaching, and learning
  3. Relational – Through a consistent, empathetic approach, we create long term, positive and trusting relationships


Initial engagement with young people is through free weekly football sessions often run at evening hours of high crime and antisocial behaviour. Football provides a platform for mutual respect and communication, which is a powerful tool for initial engagement and breaking down boundaries. The main aims of the structured community sessions are to give young people access to free physical activity and for our highly skilled coaches to provide support and advice, whilst signposting to future education and employment opportunities available to the individual.


Our main project is the Kinetic Academy, an inclusive Post-16 Football Academy in partnership with the Harris Federation. The project encourages every participant at Kinetic to stay in education and complete a university recognised course, all whilst pursuing their football dreams. This education environment, partnered with a structured football programme, provides each participant with an invaluable structure to help them develop and opens avenues into further education or employment. Our success stories show that only 3% of our graduates leave to become NEETs. We have alumni fulfilling their dreams of playing professional football, scholars at American universities, others attending Russell Group UK universities as well as a large number entering paid employment. All these outcomes are made possible through providing a clear vision and journey for each young person, changing their mindsets and unlocking their potential, all through a passion for football.

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