ASLAN-HOPE IN SPORT’s outreach projects offer sport sessions which are mainly soccer, hockey, rugby, cricket, netball, athletics, basketball and multi-skills. These sessions run during the holidays, school terms and most weekends for local young people wanting to get involved in sport in a safe, positive and encouraging environment.  Our session/lesson outline usually includes the following…

  • Prior to set up, a risk assessment of the surrounding venue/facility being used.
  • Players/pupils/children arrive, pray and have something light to eat (bananas or an energy bar).
  • Structured fun and educational warm up.
  • A specific sporting skill linked to a life skill/value (e.g. ball control linked to the value of commitment).
  • Mini fun matches (opportunity for players to apply the sporting skill and value learnt into a match scenario).
  • Fun warm down.
  • Debrief/recap of lesson done.
  • A challenge for the week ahead and a prayer to end.
  • We provide young people with something healthy to eat before they leave (fruit, water, energy bar etc).

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair Nelson Mandela