One of the passions embedded within the KickOff@3 ethos is inclusivity. Both Michael and Ashley have family members with learning disabilities, with Michael’s son being on the Autistic Spectrum. This has given Michael and Ashley first-hand experience of the challenges and discrimination particular groups of our communities face every day.
When founding KickOff@3 they both pledged to make KickOff@3 an all-abilities inclusive project. This inclusiveness spans abilities, gender, sexuality, age, race and religion. Each person is seen as an individual, and there are opportunities for everyone.
This commitment is demonstrated by their involvement with The Collett School. Collett is Hertfordshire's only all-through special educational needs school for children with Learning Disabilities and complex needs including ASD, MLD and SLCN.
In addition to fundraising for Collett, KickOff@3 also rigorously encourage Collett students and parents/guardians to become part of the KickOff@3 community, whether that be as footballers, volunteers or guests.