Sports Squared is a sports club launched in partnership with Sion-Manning School, St Charles VIth Form College and Queens Park Rangers Community Trust and is the first legacy club to come on stream after the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. It opened its doors in September 2012.
Sports Squared currently opens on Thursday afternoons, offering local children and young adults the opportunity to get involved in sport in their area. Using the sports facilities at both Sion-Manning School and St Charles VIth Form College, the club offers sessions in basketball, football and trampolining.
The club is located in Kensington and Chelsea, which might have a reputation as a borough of privilege, but is actually a ‘borough of extremes’. While many of the most affluent in the country live there, the ward of St Charles, where the club is based, ranks as one of the most deprived in the whole country. Having a facility such as this, in this area of London, will help to bring together young people in a positive environment and teach them about core values such as hard work.
Take a look at what a couple of students said about Sports Squared:
“Sports Squared is fun for individuals who enjoy sports and performing arts, despite your abilities.” [Yr. 9]
“I would recommend someone else to attend Sports Squared because it is very welcoming. We learn a lot of skills and everyone treats each other like family.” [Yr. 10]