Sporting Foundations for Life project

Sporting Foundations For Life

The aim of our flagship community outreach project is to inspire young people to regularly participate in sport and physical activity. Working with over 600 young people aged between 11 and 25 every week, we deliver a wide range of activities across the boroughs of Salford and Trafford, in secondary schools, community centres, youth clubs and sports centres. We’re always looking for new opportunities to expand our programme. If you are interested in working with us, please email Howard Shore at

Developing community sporting opportunities

We take time to find out what sports or activities each different group of young people are interested in. This can see us delivering PE lessons to build up a rapport with those who do not take part in extra-curricular activity, obtaining feedback from young people, speaking to teachers or youth leaders for their opinion on what activities they think would work, or working alongside National Governing Bodies of sport to develop new activity in areas of need. Such an approach means we have a varied programme of activities which is constantly evolving. Alternative activities such as dodgeball, handball and parkour (free running) are delivered, as well as more the traditional offering of cricket, football, rugby league and rugby union.

The project is funded predominately by Sport England through their Community Sport Activation Fund and is jointly delivered by Salford Red Devils Foundation. Additional funding is provided by Trafford Housing Trust’s five Community Panels and City West Housing Trust.

Contact us - For further information please contact Howard Shore, Senior Project Activator

Sporting Foundations for Life programme

In recent years, the number of young people taking part in any sport or physical activity has remained pretty constant. However, the number of times they take part each month has dropped. Sporting Foundations for Life aims to provide opportunities for young people to either take part more often, or start taking part again. The target is to establish 20 Activation Hubs across Salford and Trafford, where young people can participate in a range of high quality sport and youth activities on a weekly basis. Read our brochure to find out more.