Check out what’s happening this term with the community cohesion team, we look forward to seeing you at our sessions.

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We offer free or low cost inclusive sports to young people aged 5-25 years, with a focus on the 9-19 age group. We work in areas including Bransbury Park, Somerstown, Stamshaw, Fratton, Southsea and Baffins. Participants are supported into positive opportunities which aim to increase confidence, the enjoyment of learning and achieving, healthy living, employability, citizenship and, most importantly, respect for their local community.

Through the community cohesion team, we run the following programmes of intervention.



Pompey in the Community’s Your Street Project is funded by the Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner. The project’s aim is to use diversionary early intervention activities and targeted interventions with the aim of reducing Anti-Social Behaviour and positively engaging those at risk or involved in the Youth Justice System. We work in partnership with local agencies to contribute towards the Police and Crime Plan through two priorities areas:

  • Working together to reduce Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour  in your Community
  • Reduce Re-Offending

The project delivers a number of sports activities primarily in Bransbury Park to reduce anti-social behavior and criminality.

Girl’s football for 9-19 year olds
A range of Boys Football for 9-11 year olds, 12-14 year olds and 14-16 year olds
Targeted Football for 15-19 year olds
Boxercise for 9-16 year olds

The project also works closely with a number of local secondary schools to offer a School Inclusion provision that is aimed at pupils as an early intervention measure.

The Your Street project to date has provided a number of opportunities for young people. These opportunities have included:

  • Alcohol and Substance Misuse workshops
  • Sports Leaders Level 1
  • Police workshops
  • Construction based programmes and support at work placements
  • Disability Awareness training and volunteering
  • Sailing Level 1 qualification
  • Sport and Fitness ASDAN and Disability and Sport Awareness ASDAN
  • Refereeing Courses
  • FA Level 1 Coaching Qualification

For further information on this project please contact Jamie Harris, Community Cohesion Co-ordinator at or Louis Faith, Youth Worker at and on 023 9272 8899.



Raise your game

Raise Your Game is a project that increases participation in sport by young people aged 10-16 years with social and emotional needs. Funded through Comic Relief, the young people targeted are intensified at risk of substance and alcohol misuse or criminality.

The Raise Your Game project will provide the community with sessions across Portsmouth in schools, leisure centres and parks to build relationships with young people.

The Raise Your Game project supports the following sessions at Bransbury Park, Somerstown Hub, Fratton and Southsea

Tennis for 10-16 years old
Wreck Football for 10-16 years old
Chess Club for 10-16 years old
Priory Football for 12-16 years old
Hub Football for 10-16 years old

Please contact Tim Lord-Hopkins, Project Worker at for further information on this project or on 023 9272 8899.


Youth choose


Youth Choose

The Community Cohesion team work in partnership with Motiv8 to deliver Youth Choose, a programme of positive activities sessions across the city of Portsmouth. Launched in December 2014, the project is being funded by Portsmouth City Council and looks to offer more activities for children and young people to take part in across the Portsmouth area.  The service is fun, engaging and provides a range of opportunities, like football and boxercise at the Mountbatten Centre, Stacey Centre and Priory School.

The sessions are free of charge and open to all young people aged 9-19 years, although under- 18s require parental consent to participate in the activities. The aim of the project is to encourage as many young people as possible to engage in positive activities across the city.

For further information on this project, please contact Louis Faith, Youth Worker on and on 023 9272 8899


Spirit of Rugby

The rugby union landscape has changed significantly over the past few decades and one of the biggest challenges facing the game is finding ways to reach and engage with young people, especially those in the 16 – 24 age groups. To build on, and complement, the work happening in volunteering and growing new markets as part of the Lead Up and Legacy strategy, we have been successful in securing a grant of £750k from the Spirit of 2012 Trust. This grant will fund a Rugby World Cup related legacy project working with 16 – 24 year olds to create and deliver innovative ways of introducing other young people to rugby.

Spirit of 2012 Trust is a Big Lottery Fund endowed body set up after London 2012 to keep alive the spirit of the Games. Spirit of 2012 is an independent trust tasked with helping to secure a lasting social and community legacy from the London 2012 Games. The Trust works in partnership with other organisations and projects to enable young people to take an active part in their communities; whether through sport, art, culture, education or volunteering.

Please contact Tim Lord-Hopkins, Project Worker at for further information on this project and on 023 9272 8899.



The community cohesion team were awarded additional funding from the Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner through Hampshire & IOW Community Foundation (HIWCF) in September 2015. Aim of this is to engage approximately 45 young people aged 12-17 years in a series of diversionary outreach activities based in Portsmouth.

We took a group of 8 young people to Portsmouth Watersports Centre to take part in Extreme Adventure camp in October half term 2015. This week long course enabled young people to try out a variety of different activities each day including sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, wind-surfing and climbing building their confidence, improving their social skills and generally to have fun!!

In February and Easter holidays in 2016, we will taking more young people horse-riding and rock climbing.

Please contact Gemma Vale, Project Worker at for further information on this project and on 023 9272 8899.


No Limits Afterschool Club

Pompey in the Community’s No Limits Disability Afterschool Club project ran for two years and finished in July 2015. This was launched in partnership with Cliffdale Primary School and Redwood Secondary School and provided a weekly inclusive multi-sports club for children with disabilities and additional needs aged between 7 and 16 years old. It took place every Wednesday afternoon during school term time at Eastney Community Centre and we provided a variety of sports based activities on a weekly basis which include, football, tennis, rugby, handball, seated volleyball, NAK & Boccia, athletics and street dance. This club was very popular and we are in the process of looking for further funding to re-launch this and get it up and running again.

Please contact Gemma Vale, Project Worker at for further information on this project and on 023 9272 8899.