Programmes and Support

We are a sport charity that offers programme support and delivery – creating sustainable and regular opportunities to groups of young sportspeople as well as individual support programmes – essential support to the most deserving individuals. We provide mentorship – valuable guidance to all the programmes we deliver and individuals we support. This is offered as a pathway of support across three target areas; community progression, sport advancement, career path and across a variety of sports.

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And please see below living examples of our three main outputs:

Programme support and delivery

Programme support and delivery

Right Development Foundation are a basketball coaching programme based in Barking & Dagenham (East London), which is the 5th most deprived area in England. RDF provide training and competitive opportunities in the immediate and surrounding areas and do an amazing job to engage hard to reach young people. PPS supports their programme by subsidising membership for a group of 20 participants who wouldn’t be able to pay the fees otherwise. We also provide inspiring mentorship workshops to the whole RDF programme about real-life stories and experiences. Our support reduces the financial pressures involved in sport, creates more access to training and competition, increases activity in disadvantaged areas and the workshops improve mental health and wellbeing and minimise the risk of crime and negative temptations.

“PPS has continued to make a great impact within the community we are working in. PPS has become recognised within RDF for their generous support to our young people and coaches, especially in a time of great need. Members training fees are being supported by PPS and additional individual support is being offered to players who are taking a step further on their basketball journey. The support PPS has provided has given parents a relief of financial burden, and has given players an opportunity to focus primarily on their training and development”

– Lamar, Founder of RDF

Right Development Foundation are a basketball coaching programme based in Barking & Dagenham (East London), which is the 5th most deprived area in England. RDF provide training and competitive opportunities in the immediate and surrounding areas and do an amazing job to engage hard to reach young people. PPS supports their programme by subsidising membership for a group of 20 participants who wouldn’t be able to pay the fees otherwise. We also provide inspiring mentorship workshops to the whole RDF programme about real-life stories and experiences. Our support reduces the financial pressures involved in sport, creates more access to training and competition, increases activity in disadvantaged areas and the workshops improve mental health and wellbeing and minimise the risk of crime and negative temptations.

“PPS has continued to make a great impact within the community we are working in. PPS has become recognised within RDF for their generous support to our young people and coaches, especially in a time of great need. Members training fees are being supported by PPS and additional individual support is being offered to players who are taking a step further on their basketball journey. The support PPS has provided has given parents a relief of financial burden, and has given players an opportunity to focus primarily on their training and development”

– Lamar, Founder of RDF

Individual Support Programmes

Individual Support Programmes

Susanna Banjo, 400m athlete and National Champion. We offered individual support to Susanna on the recommendation of StreetGames. Susanna is an ambitious athlete, with a world-class attitude looking to qualify for the Olympics 2021. We support her by funding her training camps, travel to competition and essential equipment. Susanna is mentored by PPS Trustee John Feaver, and in exchange for the support we provide, she delivers mentorship workshops to younger PPS supported programmes.

Performance Plus Sport is an amazing charity. The support has allowed me to focus and go after my dream

– Susanna Banjo, 400m National Level athlete.

Susanna Banjo, 400m athlete and National Champion. We offered individual support to Susanna on the recommendation of StreetGames. Susanna is an ambitious athlete, with a world-class attitude looking to qualify for the Olympics 2021. We support her by funding her training camps, travel to competition and essential equipment. Susanna is mentored by PPS Trustee John Feaver, and in exchange for the support we provide, she delivers mentorship workshops to younger PPS supported programmes.

Performance Plus Sport is an amazing charity. The support has allowed me to focus and go after my dream

– Susanna Banjo, 400m National Level athlete.

Through our partnership with Double Jab Boxing Club (in South-East London) and our ambition to support the most deserving and in need young people we met Chima. Double Jab took Chima in as a youth offender and Chima took to boxing – now an aspiring amateur boxer, professional coach and building a clothing brand. PPS support Chima with individual mentoring and funding for qualifications and paid work as a coach to build his experience, which also supports Double Jab with their costs.

“PPS has helped me improve my coaching skills and also funded me for equipment to better my boxing skills”.

– Chima

Through our partnership with Double Jab Boxing Club (in South-East London) and our ambition to support the most deserving and in need young people we met Chima. Double Jab took Chima in as a youth offender and Chima took to boxing – now an aspiring amateur boxer, professional coach and building a clothing brand. PPS support Chima with individual mentoring and funding for qualifications and paid work as a coach to build his experience, which also supports Double Jab with their costs.

“PPS has helped me improve my coaching skills and also funded me for equipment to better my boxing skills”.

– Chima

Mentorship

Mentorship

Anthony Azobuekwe is a 23 year old basketballer from Nigeria living in London. We support Anthony individually where he receives mentorship and funding. Anthony acts as a PPS mentor himself – as part of the chain of support we have. It is incredibly valuable to have mentors with lived experience of hardship and the attitude to get the best out of themselves to support and inspire others.

“The role of a mentor is to encourage the personal, social, professional development of a mentee through the sharing of knowledge and experience with a willing learner. Being mentored is an invaluable and effective support system for anyone by being guided, listened to and encouraged by someone you can trust and relate to. Mentees can benefit from mentoring by getting exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking, getting advice on developing strengths and overcoming weaknesses”.

“The role of a mentor is to encourage the personal, social, professional development of a mentee through the sharing of knowledge and experience with a willing learner. Being mentored is an invaluable and effective support system for anyone by being guided, listened to and encouraged by someone you can trust and relate to. Mentees can benefit from mentoring by getting exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking, getting advice on developing strengths and overcoming weaknesses”.

Moses Swaibu acts as a mentor to young aspiring boxers that we support in Whitechapel, East London. Ex-footballer Moses can talk about the negative temptations that are around and advise on what it takes to get the best out of themselves.
Moses Swaibu acts as a mentor to young aspiring boxers that we support in Whitechapel, East London. Ex-footballer Moses can talk about the negative temptations that are around and advise on what it takes to get the best out of themselves.

Performance ++

Performance ++

In September 2020 we launched a new programme called Performance ++! High-level individual support for athletes with genuine prospects to reach the top of their sport. We give high performers a winning platform.

We support Jesse on a P++ programme with valuable mentoring opportunities and funding to heavily subsidise his training programme and provide essential equipment. Without the intervention of PPS, Jesse’s talents would have been left behind his contemporaries who may be in a more privileged position and our support is enabling Jesse to receive the quality coaching and training he needs to thrive as a promising tennis player.

From Park to Pro

Performance ++

In September 2020 we launched a new programme called Performance ++! High-level individual support for athletes with genuine prospects to reach the top of their sport. We give high performers a winning platform.

We support Jesse on a P++ programme with valuable mentoring opportunities and funding to heavily subsidise his training programme and provide essential equipment. Without the intervention of PPS, Jesse’s talents would have been left behind his contemporaries who may be in a more privileged position and our support is enabling Jesse to receive the quality coaching and training he needs to thrive as a promising tennis player.

From Park to Pro

Emergency Covid-19 Hardship Fund

As a charity that looks to support people through sport, we set up a Hardship Fund within days of the first lockdown in March 2020 and relaunched for lockdown 2.0 in November 2020. We supported a group of young coaches/mentors and young sportspeople in the PPS network who may have had income stopped and faced high demands and stress. The Hardship Fund made a weekly transfer of funds to help with essentials and organised virtual workshops to keep morale high.

The Community Response to Covid-19

“Workshop like the zoom session with Olivier Giroud has made me understand that resilience is always needed even in your darkest financial times”.

“The weekly payment from PPS has helped with my mental health as it does help to bridge the gap on essential outgoings”.

“I would like to say a massive thank you for the financial support you have given me and also the inspiration from the workshops. It has made a world of a difference and I am so grateful”.

“I’m a basketball coach and not getting any income because of the pandemic. The Fund has given me support to pay the bills I have to pay and support my son. The support that you bring with PPS has helped me keep things a float”.

“I am a 400m athlete without a regular income. Due to the funding I am able to have a balance diet, stay healthy and maintain physical fitness”.