A collaborative initiative set up by passionate men who wish to engage young people, using sport, music and other imaginative ideas to spread awareness.
KickOff@3 was created by Michael Wallace and Ashley Levien.
Michael Wallace is a serving Police Officer who works in Community and Youth Engagement and is passionate about supporting youth and community initiatives outside work too.
He understands how important connection and relationships are with vulnerable young people, sports can provide stability they might not get elsewhere.
Ashley Levien runs Suberbos Community which is a social inclusion organisation that delivers free initiatives in the London Borough of Barnet. Ashley also volunteers in the community mentoring youths and contributing to charity work. Ashley has dedicated his professional career, and much of his time outside to support young people in getting involved in activities which they see the benefit of for the rest of their lives.
In 2017 Michael and Ashley devised a plan to establish firm, long lasting relationships between young people and their local police force as a youth diversion strategy and named it KickOff@3.
The project engages with young people through the medium of sports and music and raises awareness and funds for a range of charities that promote health and well-being in young people.
Kick of @3 are delighted to announce a fundraising event in St Albans on the 8th September 2019.
This is a live music event hosted by Denise Parsons - The Parsons Knows at The White Lion Pub in St Albans ( see flyer).
Everyone is welcome to join us for a fun and entertaining afternoon of live music.
Local musicians will be performing from 3pm and all proceeds will go directly to Kick Off @3 and will help us to move forward with our initiative to support young people.
If you cannot attend but wish to show your support then take a look at our Crowdfunding Page by clicking below.
To help KO continue their work for 2020 and to move forward with our journey we need to raise funds to help us with core costs.
We are delighted & humbled that one of our volunteers is helping us with this so please take a moment and press the button below for details of our new crowdfunding page. Please show your support by donating if you can or sharing with your friends, families and communities.
Thank you! Michael and Ashley.
Kick Off @3 are humbled to be supporting The Josh Hanson Trust at their upcoming fundraising event ( see flyer ).
The Kick Off @3 team are Ashley Levien - Captain, Michael Wallace, Marcus Gayle, Shane Sandiford, Dan McCarthy, Ricky Graham, Tricks, Shiloh Wallace, Nathan Smith, Harinder Sanghera, Luke Samaras - Inghe, Luke Vella, Daniel Parkinson, Winston Seidu with Paul Cannoville as Manager and Roger East as referee.
Listen again to the powerful interview with Tracey and Brooke from The Josh Hanson Trust along with Kick Off Co-Founder Michael Wallace with Wayne Marshall on Colourful Radio..
KICK OFF @3 AWARDS!
We are delighted that Kick Off @3 has been nominated for 2 upcoming awards.
Grassroots Project of the year 2018/2019 by MFA- 6/9/19
Community Champion Award 2019 - St Albans Chamber of Commerce - 10/10/10
Photo credit - PS Photography.
DANIEL DE-GALE CUP WINNERS U16'S 2019
Congratulations to 'Lambeth Spartans FC'
We are very proud of how far this team has come.
Fantastic skills on the pitch & true team spirit.
DANIEL DE-GALE CUP WINNERS U14'S 2019.
Congratulations to 'Soccer Shop Window'
Outstanding sportsmanship & team spirit throughout the tournament.
Huge thanks to Ric Flo for writing U.N.I.T.Y. and producing a video especially for the Kick Off @3 finale on 7/7/19!
Ric Flo, is a Rapper, Graphic Designer, Immigrant, Black British Citizen and former foster child. Now, a talented musician forming part of Jungle Brown, Ric wants to give back. He runs Rap Therapy Workshops with foster kids and views it his mission to help misfits feel more at home.
Find out more about Ric & his work here www.aboycalledric.com
A very positive song that was written by TRICKS for the KICKOFF@3 football and music event In loving memory of John McCann
The Same As You was written by Tricks RTB specially for Kickoff@3 to address Mental Health.