Aims and Objectives

  • To act as a resource for young people up to the age of 25 living in the Tulse Hill and Brixton area by providing advice and assistance and organising programmes of physical, educational and other activities.
  • To promote community participation in healthy recreation, in particular children and young people aged between 3 and 25 by the provision of facilities for playing football and other sports.
  • To provide a safe and encouraging environment where young people can come together and enjoy structured sports and learning opportunities.
  • To help the young people of the Tulse Hill and Brixton area fulfil their potential and improve their well-being both physically and emotionally through targeted support to children and families.
F.A Level-1 course 2018

Why SMP?

  • More than 16 years of experience of being embedded in the local community.
  • Established in and trusted by a local community often sceptical of ‘projects’ as they have been used and let down by so many; SMP make a difference to local young people’s lives over a long period of time.
  • Founded by someone who knows and cares about the local area and respects and is respected by the people in it.
  • Core staff have been developed from within the programmes; i.e., young people work with someone ‘just like them’.
  • Pioneer of a true grassroots ‘trauma-informed’ approach.
  • Focused on early intervention and well-being, understanding how that can have a profound impact on the lives of young people with complex backgrounds and needs.
  • Knows the local young people better than any other organisation (so much so that it sometimes provides them as participants to other programmes).
  • Works in the community beyond the programmes; facilitating relations and conversations between young people and schools, police and other local service providers.
  • Has maintained a £10 signing-on fee for St Matthew’s FC since inaugural 2005-06 season, ensuring accessibility for local young people.