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Luton Town vrs WWFC programme news

22 Sep Luton Town vrs WWFC programme news

SET make a splash
WWSET have teamed up with the Karima Foundation, with the help of Sportivate funding, to develop swimming lessons for Asian women and girls.

Due to religious customs and beliefs, many Asian women and girls are unable to access local leisure pools, and struggle to find venues where they can learn to swim, hence why there has been a huge demand for this project and WWSET were only happy to assist.

WWSET recognise how important swimming is as an activity; not only is it a great form of exercise but also a lifesaving skill, and we hope our beginner lessons will help both children and young adults learn the basics of swimming over our 7-week project. Plans are also in place to continue these sessions after the funding period to turn our budding beginners into competent swimmers.

We are very grateful to have received Sportivate funding through our local County Sports Partnership LEAP (, as part of the last round of the funding programme. Sportivate was launched in June 2011 as a four-year programme aimed at getting more 14-25 year-olds physically active but due to its success, additional funding of £10m per year was invested allowing the programme to run until 2017. This funding has given WWSET the kick start it needed to provide these well-needed sessions.

We are so pleased to say the sessions are already fully booked and we cannot wait to get started!

For more information please contact WWSET’s Community Health Manager Sam Parker (

Book now for October half-term courses
The SET holiday courses serve as a fantastic way for us to engage with local youngsters via the provision of high-quality coaching activities in a fun and safe learning environment.

All the courses are based around football fundamentals and skill development using a carefully designed coaching curriculum which allows children of all levels of ability and experiences the opportunity to make new friends as well as stay active both physically and mentally.

The courses include…
– Fun warm-ups
– Skill sessions
– Skill games
– Competitions
– Small sided games

All courses are delivered by WWSET’s fully qualified, professional and experienced coaches who teach both basic and advanced techniques at a pace that suits each individual. To top it off; all children who attend a full course will receive a fantastic going-away gift.

We have welcomed over 400 participants onto our courses this summer (as of writing this article) and the feedback from both participants and parents has been excellent…

“Edward normally hates football but he just loved this! Thank you!”

“Another enjoyable course. All 3 training staff were enthusiastic, motivating and highly skilled in teaching the boys.”

“Fantastic course. My son loved it and the coaches were great. Many thanks.”

“My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her week at Beaconsfield School. So much so she has asked to go back next week. The coaches are very chirpy and very well liked by the children. My daughter was always so eager to get there in the morning and be first to arrive. She always wanted to be the last to go to get as much time there as possible. Thanks guys for all your hard work, fun games and enthusiasm.”

As part of our courses, we have also been delighted to welcome many of our Wycombe Wanderers first team down to our activities this Summer. These player visits are always a huge hit with our participants and we’d like to extend our thanks to the playing staff for giving up their time to assist (…and in the case of Anthony Stewart for showing us his ballet skills!), and the first team management for facilitating the visits.

But with the Summer now at an end, our focus switches to the October and Christmas Soccer Schools (as they will now be called) which will quickly be upon us. Also, to coincide with the start of the new academic year, we have introduced some new features for our WWSET Soccer Schools in 2017/18.

For more information on the upcoming courses, including timings, schedules and fees, please visit

Guard of honour cashback initiative
Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust would like to help YOU raise money for your school, junior football club or other community organisation through our fantastic Guard of Honour Cashback Initiative run in partnership with Wycombe Wanderers Football Club.

Each home 1st team fixture that the Chairboys play we look for a local group who would like to welcome the players onto the pitch as our official flag bearers who provide a Guard of Honour for the team to pass through. Not only does this allow you to be pitchside and as close to the action as possible, but the more support you bring down to the ground, the more money you can earn for your group.

Not only will you and all your party be eligible for discounted tickets…for every adult that attends as part of your group, we will give back to you £3. Also, for every child that attends we will give back to you £1. The money raised using the cashback initiative can go towards whatever might be required by you!

In the past various groups have put the cash towards many things including books, sports equipment, membership fees, televisions as well as fixing a roof!!


Book now for this exciting and rewarding experience for the 2017-2018 season by visiting our website.

Female football five-a-side tournament
WWSET are proud to introduce a female football five-a-side tournament for special educational needs pupils in Bucks and Berks.

The tournament takes place on Thursday 19th October at Wycombe Leisure Centre, from 12-3pm.
For more information, contact Tammy John on 01494 455736 or email