Active Through Football

What is Active Through Football?

Active Through Football is our opportunity to learn from doing things differently. By identifying and working with key target audiences, who face some of the greatest inequalities to being physically active, we want to increase activity levels and create sustained behaviour change using a ‘Place-based approach.’
The programme brings key local stakeholders together as a consortium to create and deliver a plan for their local area or ‘Place’. The plans will be based predominately on activating key settings through the delivery of recreational and informal small-sided football activity and developed through community engagement.

Active Trough Football in Sheffield

The Active Through Football programme in Sheffield is working in two areas of the city, Parson Cross and Burngreave over the next 5 years.

The aim of the project is to tackle health inequalities through promoting and supporting people to develop healthier behaviours and lifestyles, through improved physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Who is Involved?

The consortium consists of 6 core organisations with senior representatives forming the governance group. Whilst the lead organisation is Sheffield United Community Foundation, all partners are equal members of the group and inclusion is based on attendance, contribution, alignment and action.

Where and When is it?

Astrea Academy (97 Andover St, Sheffield, S3 9BE)

Thursdays & Fridays, 6-8pm

Verdon Recreation Centre (Verdon St, Sheffield, S3 9QS)

Wednesdays & Sundays, 6-8pm

Click here to view these sites on our Foundation Map.

Meet the Sheffield United Team

Faisal Eid – Active Through Football Coordinator Burngreave

Faisal’s role is to lead on the Active Through Football Project Delivery project in Burngreave, providing opportunities for the local community and target audience to improve their physical activity levels and overall health and wellbeing through football related activities in their community.

He is responsible for engaging with the local community, creating new opportunities for people to engage in physical activity and leading on the monitoring and evaluation of the project in the area.

Muse Jama – Active Through Football Activator

Muse’s role is to support the Coordinator in the delivery of the project locally but their focus is predominantly on the delivery of activities across the Burngreave area.

For more information on what is happening in Burngreave get in touch with Faisal and Muse below.

Find Out More

For more information please contact Faisal or Muse or