Building on the success of Sure’s Breaking Limits Programme, we teamed up with Sure to put on a unique training session at Street Soccer London, a London-based NGO partner of the programme, which uses football-inspired training and development as a way of empowering young people who are affected by social exclusion.
Our coaches and players from Street Soccer London were given a training session by Chelsea FC Foundation coaches, specifically designed around Module 2 of the Breaking Limits Programme: Confidence and Opportunity. The Street Soccer London coaches were then joined by none other than Blues legend Joe Cole, who surprised the players and gave some special words of inspiration to the players, before helping to take part in the drills and encourage them during the training session!
And the surprises didn’t stop there! As part of the exciting day, there was also a special appearance from midfield maestro and England star Mason Mount, who took part in a live Q&A with the players. Questions included: ‘What’s your favourite moment of your football career?’, to which he replied ‘I think scoring the goal in the semi-final (of the Champions League) against Madrid…that was a big one for me!’ Mason also touched upon how important teammates have been in helping to boost his personal confidence.
Speaking about the event, Mason Mount said: “It was fantastic to be part of this initiative for Sure’s Breaking Limits Programme alongside my idol growing up, Joe Cole. I really enjoyed being able to join remotely and take part in the Q&A with the players and coaches from Street Soccer London, giving some insight into those who have given me the confidence to be at that level where I am at today.”
Sure believes that everyone should be able to experience the incredible physical, mental and social benefits movement brings, without fear of judgement. Working with Beyond Sport – a global leader for driving sustainable social change through sport – the Sure Breaking Limits Programme equips coaches, teachers and community leaders with the skills to empower young people with the confidence and opportunity to move more and overcome barriers through sports-based programmes.
To find out more, visit: www.breaking-limits.co.uk