The Healthy Family Leaders idea empowers young mothers from the BAME community of Barking to become more physically active at their child’s school - a safe, familiar, welcoming environment and become trained to deliver all-stars cricket sessions for children also taking place at the same schools. Mentors will be existing female coach mentors, who have run similar programmes before.
Following parents being trained in delivery over the first 12 weeks, parent coaches will deliver all-stars children’s sessions in 6 schools for 8 week blocks, with sustainability coming from opportunities to work with the locally run Breaking Boundaries programme (A Spirit of 2012 programme in conjunction locally with the local council and the Youth Sport Trust), Everyone Active, Dagenham and Redbridge FC and the local schools’ network being worked in each week by the foundation.
These partners will provide local insight and further exit routes. Lead coaches will identify 2-3 women to continue to becoming qualified, to take over and thus start the cycle again for a new cohort of Mums