Supported by the RAF
Supported by Sportside
What is KickOff@3?
A collaborative initiative set up by two passionate men with the goal to inspire, motivate, engage and support young people from all backgrounds through the medium of sport, music and other imaginative ideas.
Founded in 2017, Michael Wallace (left) and Ashley Levien (right) have seen their non-profit organisation grow into an established youth diversion strategy where long lasting relationships between young people and their local police forces are being built.
Who does KickOff@3 impact?
The organisation has gone from strength to strength, positively impacting hundreds of young people across various communities in the UK through its many initiatives, campaigns and workshops. The pair, along with KickOff@'s youth volunteers, ambassadors and partners, work hard to educate young people, diverting vulnerable youth from criminal activity and violence.
Michael and Ashley have also used their platform to proudly raise awareness and funds for a range of charities that promote physical and mental well-being in young people. KickOff@3 aims to see less youth violence and hate crime and an increase in mental health awareness, physical fitness and inclusion in sports across the UK.
(See highlights from our most recent tournament here)
Michael (left) is a serving Police Officer who works in Community and Youth Engagement and is passionate about supporting youth and community initiatives outside work too. Currently a School Governor for London Colney Primary School, he understands how important connection and relationships are with vulnerable young people, sports can provide stability they might not get elsewhere.
When KickOff@3 was founded, Ashley Levien (right) was running Suberbos Community, a social inclusion organisation. Ashley has since taken a new career path working as a bus driver in his day job, but still 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.
Without volunteers, KickOff@3 wouldn't exist. We rely on the goodwill, spirit, time, effort and energy of all our volunteers.
(See below for volunteering opportunities)
We need young players and coaches to run our tournaments!
(See below for more information on coaching/refereeing opportunities)