Kids in Parks – Don’t KIP at home; KIP outdoors!


Week 1 focus – bring a pair of socks to donate to charity

Everyone fondly remembers summer holidays when they were young as a seemingly endless stretch of time with no school, spent out in the sun having fun.  Now as adults, we know that young people actually get bored quickly and want something to do.

And that’s where Kids in Parks comes in, to help fill part of that boredom with something a little different. 

Over the next 4 weeks, the Sporting Foundations for Life project is training up 300 young people as part of Salford Foundation’s National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme. 

From 2-4pm on Tuesday afternoons, these young people will deliver free sporting activities for 13-16 year-olds across Salford at the following locations:

Park (Salford Dates) Post Code Date (All Tuesday's)
Buile Hill Park M6 8GL 28th July; 11th, 18th & 25th August
Eccles Recreational Park M30 0FJ 11th, 18th & 25th August
Ordsall Park M5 3DJ 28th July; 11th, 18th, 25th August
Peel Park, Little Hulton M38 9EG 28th July; 11th, 18th & 25th August
Victoria Park, Swinton M27 4UR 11th, 18th & 25th August
Park (Trafford Dates) Post Code Date (All Tuesday's)
Ashton Park M33 5QU 11th, 18th & 25th August
Dainewell Park M33 5JP 18th August
John Leigh Park WA14 4EQ 11th, 18th & 25th August
Lostock Park M32 9SL 28th July; 11th, 18th & 25th August
Navigation Road Recreation Ground WA14 1LJ 28th July; 11th, 18th &  25th August
Stamford Park M32 9SL 28th July; 11th, 18th & 25th August
Walton Park M33 4FG 11th, 18th & 25th August
Worthington Park M33 2DG 11th, 18th & 25th August

Activities will include fun versions of traditional games such as football, tennis, basketball, dodgeball, cricket, rounders, softball, volleyball and rugby, alongside others like BMX/Scooter ramps, Ultimate Frisbee and a Vortex Mega Howler challenge.

There will be a different focus for each week.  On Tuesday 28th July, we are asking all young people who attend to bring a pair of socks to donate to The Narrowgate Project, a charity who work with homeless people in Salford.

Also, Ordsall Park is to be the focus of a specific cricket activity, with young people having the opportunity to see The England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) national 50-over competition cup, the Royal London 1-day Cup, and take part in a number of cricket fun games and challenges.

Sporting Foundations for Life is a community sport programme for 11-25 year-olds delivered jointly by Lancashire County Cricket Club Foundation and Salford Red Devils Foundation, who are supported by City West Housing Trust.  It aims to provide opportunities to inspire young people to regularly take part in sport and physical activity throughout the year.  It is hoped that some of the NCS young people will continue as volunteers as they return to school or college.

For more information, contact Howard Shore at LCCC Foundation on 07834-416264 or

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