The Youth Sports Trust - Keon meets The Duke of Cambridge!

teamArchie’s began its work with a bursary programme to find inspirational young football coaches. James and Claire interviewed a shortlist of 29 applicants at Wembley Stadium.

Keon Richardson was awarded with the bursary to travel to China to coach football alongside the FA. Having completed the placement in the Summer of 2017, he has gone on to follow his passion for coaching football to partially sighted children. Keon is now the Disability Officer at the Palace for Life Foundation (Crystal Palace FC) and recently attended the Blind Football World Championships in Madrid. He has met with The Duke of Cambridge at a Premiere League skills event and won and award from the UN for his involvement in disability football. We are so proud of Keon's progress and hope to continue to support him in his inspiring work. 

Keon and The Duke of Cambridge
Keon (Second from Right) at the Premier League Skills Event with HRH The Duke of Cambridge

 

The five runners-up to Keon impressed the Trustees so much that teamArchie has supported their passion for football coaching by funding their next level of coaching qualifications. This is the UEFA B which is just one level below a professional coach. 

Another runner up, Roya, is being supported by teamArchie to launch her business, "Miss Kicks" which focuses on football coaching specifically for 5 year olds girls. teamArchie have assigned Roya a mentor and together they have launched the business. Roya is working part time during her degree course with Leeds United.

Roya's Miss Kicks
Roya's Miss Kicks in action

 

teamArchie has also provided kit to the Bradford City U10 Girls Football Team. Now they look and feel the part which is essential! 

Bradford City Girls Kit
Two team members from the Bradford City U10 Girls showing off their new kit from teamArchie

 

HRH The Duke of Cambridge

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Wishing @emmawiggin all the best with her ongoing (and we are sure, painful!!) training for her triathlon! A monumental effort at 8.00am on a Sunday! 🚴‍♀️🏊‍♀️🏃‍♀️#triathlon #triathlontraining #fundraiser #goemmagoThinking about taking up a challenge? You’re in luck- teamArchie have spots for the Prudential @ridelondon this year 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️3-4th August 2019 - sign up deadline is 25th May 📩 #walkbesidemeandbemyfriend #fundraising #challengeOur second and final teamArchie raffle is now live at www.teamarchieraffle.zaffo.com

Enter to win a chance to see the stunning performance of Romeo & Juliet at Sadler's Wells. 
This unique experience will include a champagne reception in the interval with Sir Matthew Bourne, two signed programmes and two signed posters.  This is a serious ballet lover's raffle prize! 
Tickets are £10.00 and available until midnight Friday 14th June.Tickets for @thelineupdurham University Fashion Show are now live! The Line Up are once again choosing to raise funds for teamArchie and we can wait to see what this year holds. 👖👠👕👡👚#universityfashionshow #thelineup #walkbesidemeandbemyfriendThank you @1puttgolf for your continued support pictured here at the 1PUTT Esher Launch! @1puttgolf are running teamArchie Charity Challenges at their events and next up is Durham on Friday 7th June. See you there!🏌🏻‍♂️ 🏌️‍♀️ ⛳️Thursday 6th June - @greenhousesports TT10 League meet in Marylebone to battle it out for the final round of table tennis 🏓 teamArchie are looking for team members to compete against @bnpparibas City AM @savills and others. A great networking opportunity - email info@teamarchie.org for places. #networking #tabletennis #fundraisingRegram @hgslloyd in Thailand 🇹🇭 #walkbesidemeandbemyfriendteamArchie's Garden Tour with Anna Pavord at Great Dixter. 
Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. Now under the stewardship of the Great Dixter Charitable Trust and Christopher’s friend and head gardener, Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.

We are extremely lucky to have Anna Pavord, gardening correspondent for The Independent and the author of a number of books on plants and gardening, joining us to give a tour of the historic gardens at Great Dixter.

Email info@teamarchie.org to register your interest.We are delighted to be continuing as the official charity partner for @1puttgolf - look out for our teamArchie competitions at 1 Putt events this Summer !A spectacular day today at Harrow! #walkbesidemeandbemyfriend⚽️teamArchie’s Harrow Football Day ⚽️ #walkbesidemeandbemyfriendIt is your last chance to enter our incredible teamArchie Raffle today! (link in bio for tickets) Enter now for the opportunity to see a behind-the-scenes rehearsal of Sir Matthew Bourne’s upcoming #RomeoandJuliet !