About the Project

  • The College Sport Maker at South Essex College works with the disabled students to involve them in extra sport outside of their timetables.
  • An after-college soccability team has been set up for these students and takes place at the Play Football site in Southend.
  • The ‘Get Active for All’ funding supported a 12-week programme starting November 2015 and leading into a tournament.


  • An average of 13 students per session.
  • 100% of participants stated they had gained new skills.
  • 100% stated that their confidence was boosted.
  • 100% had made new friends.
  • 80% had discovered something new that they liked doing.
  • 100% stated their physical fitness had improved.
  • 100% felt part of something.
  • 100% will carry on taking part in football/soccability.
  • The sessions were also used as an incentive to improve educational attainment. If students were behind in their work, they could not attend the soccability sessions. The College Sport Maker reported that the students had a greater motivation to complete their work so they didn’t miss out on sessions.

“It’s helped with confidence so much, I’ve made incredible friends and it’s just a good laugh. I’ve enjoyed the chance to play in a mixed team.” Rebecca (participant)

“The best thing about the sessions is being part of a team.” Luke (participant)