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Hull’s Active Through Football Partnership is led by Hull City Council along with -

  • Hull Culture and Leisure
  • Active Humber
  • East Riding FA
  • Tigers Trust

It has taken on the challenge of using football to improve activity levels of people across the city.

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Our sessions

We have a number of weekly local sessions happening in the community which young people can turn up and take part in.

  • Football Unites - Mondays from 8.30pm to 10pm at the Allam Astroturf Centre, University of Hull, HU6 7TS. For people aged 18+
  • The Goodwin Centre Football Session - Tuesdays from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at the Goodwin Centre Astroturf, Octagon Centre, HU3 2RA. For people aged 8 to 18 years.
  • Andrew Marvell Football Session - Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm at Andrew Marvell Academy, HU9 4EE. For people aged 14+
  • Shelley Avenue Football - Thursdays 4.30pm to 6pm at Shelley Avenue Sports Centre, HU9 4RN. For people aged 8 to 16 years.
  • Hull University Football Session - Fridays 7.30pm to 9pm at the Allam Astroturf Centre, University of Hull, HU6 7TS. For school years 9 upwards.


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Work with us

Active Through Football is keen to work with community organisations and volunteers throughout Hull to expand the project and increase participation. Get in touch if you are keen to build a partnership with us.

Volunteering opportunities

If you want to give something back to the community, learn new skills and also gain qualifications, then the Active Through Football project can help.

New sessions

Do you have an idea for a new football session in your community? Want to help us develop a new session in one of our target areas? Get in touch.

Contact us

For more information on Active Through Football, or to discuss any of the items above, contact the Active Through Football Project Officer - Tony Baker

About active through football

After consultation with key stakeholders, they have identified a gap in opportunities for 16 to 19 year olds. We are hoping that, with the help of local communities, we can create a welcoming and inclusive environment through our targeted sessions and promoting physical activity through football for all.

The Active Through Football partnership aims to champion all forms of Football, from informal park kickabouts through to organised leagues and sessions.

The project will take advantage of strong local ties with local community groups and existing projects to develop activities for our target audiences. Using -

  • local insights
  • volunteers
  • organisations

to create a long lasting difference in local communities across Hull.

In our first year we are focusing on three key geographical areas across the city for 16 - 19 year olds - 

  • Marfleet
  • Orchard Park
  • Newington and Gypsyville

We are also looking for partners across the city to develop the project across it’s five years lifespan.

There will be 4 key principles running through the project. They will help the partnership to understand and monitor the local benefit, and give local partners confidence in the approach -

  • insight
    • increased understanding of opportunities barriers for target audiences to play football through community engagement
  • community ownership
    • increased involvement of the target audience in the design and delivery of activities through ongoing community engagement
  • increased activity
    • increased activity levels in people aged 16+ from Active Through Football
  • behaviour change
    • target audiences sustain improved long-term physical activity habits through behaviour change

Local and city-wide engagement will be ongoing throughout the project. The partnership wants to develop a workforce to continue to work and allow participation in Football activities and to continue outside of Active Through Football sessions.

Active Through Football aims to continue beyond the 5 years funding received from the Football Foundation.

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