Changing Goals is a Football Project in partnership with Northampton Town Football in the Community, ( NTFIC ) and the Bridge Programme and is aimed at people with substance misuse/alcohol or mental health problems. It will run every Friday except school breaks at the Racecourse in Northampton, which is ideally situated and central for all clients to attend. The coaching will take place once a week from 12pm to 1.30pm. Meeting location is the changing rooms (opposite Kettering Road).
Throughout the football season using coaches from NTFIC scheme and staff and volunteers from the Bridge Programme. Clients will be referred by local drug services, probation, mental health services or self refer. They will be given kit as necessary and other support to take part if they need it. They will be supported to take part if they need it. They will be supported to engage with treatment if appropriate.
The project aims to improve the health, well-being and social inclusion of participants. It will address drug/alcohol misuse, nutrition, health and fitness and other social issues (housing, employment etc) it will be based on partnership working between interested agencies ( ntfc, bridge, Northants Probation, local drugs agencies, northants police. It also aims to encourage clients to get involved with local clubs, either as players or coaches. There will be opportunities for clients to gain recognised qualifications. Also at the end of every term, it gives the chance for all members to take part in a football tournament, held at Sixfields, also giving them a chance to have a group photo will a Northampton Town player.
The project will create more opportunities for supported volunteers by encouraging involvement in the operation and administration of the project by clients and others. Football participation should improve health and the project allows us to engage with people and discuss issues around a healthier lifestyle (nutrition, sleep, substance misuse etc).
The previous football projects have successfully mixed clients with a range of issues, drugs, alcohol, mental health and learning disability; this has helped foster understanding amongst different groups.
The Changing Goals Project starts again on Friday 13th September
Russel Lewis (Northampton Town Football in the Community).
01604683764 or 07887878182
Aaron Donoghue (Bridge Substance Misuse Programme Worker).
We are pleased to announce an exciting revamp of our BTEC
education course starting in September 2014! The course will
combine studying for the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in
Sport (equivelent to 3 A Levels) with being part of the
Northampton Town FC U18 Development Squad, playing in the
British College's League. We will be running trial and open
days in the new year for any current Year 11 students who
may be interested in coming on the course. In the meantime,
see the flyer for more information regarding what the course
entails and to register your interest or to find out more,
please email email@example.com
For any current year 11 students in their final year of
GCSE's and with an active interest in football, we will be
announcing a major shake up of our post-16 BTEC education
course, after the alterations were confirmed today. Keep
checking both the website and the main club website
(www.ntfc.co.uk) on Monday 9th December when the information
will be released!
Northampton Town Ladies made it through to the quarter
finals of the League Cup with a comfortable 9-0 victory at
home to Rothwell Corinthians Development Squad. They now
move on to a big league game against Burton Park Wanderers
on Sunday at Sixfields Athletics Stadium.