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Hull FC's Play to Potential programme engages young people aged 14 to 17 in activities that instil the skills, confidence, and knowledge to avoid risk taking behaviours. The project adopts a public health approach towards reducing youth led crime, implementing a collaborative, data led approach towards engaging young people at high risk of engaging in crime in West Hull.

The project consists of three strands:

  • Be Resilient - ten session after school programme promoting the development of life skills
  • Be Active – working with Humberside Police to offer two hours of community-based sports interventions, two evenings per week, targeting anti-social behaviour hotspots
  • Be inspiring – supporting participants of the other two strands to complete a Sports Leaders qualification and progress into a placement within wider Foundation provision or to complete their own social action initiative.

The Play to Potential provision will operate alongside the Foundation’s Onside programme.

Operating at a primary tier level, ‘Play to Potential’ engages young people aged fourteen to seventeen living in the University and Riverside ward areas of Hull in activities that equip them with the skills, confidence, and knowledge to avoid risk-taking behaviours and instead form behaviours consistent with a pro-social identity. Within Withernsea, the ‘Its Your Game’ project has been informed by the learnings of ‘Play to Potential’ over its first year, with a focus on supporting young people aged nine-to-sixteen to access sport and ‘sport plus’ learning activities in their community. Both projects have sports participation at the core, with personal development activities wrapped around providing access to life skills workshops, volunteering, and social action. Projects are delivered in partnership with local authority youth services, neighbourhood policing teams, and schools with an aim of reaching those most in need, whilst co-creation activities with young people ensure delivery is informed by the ‘right young people’, ‘right staff’, ‘right style, time and place’ enablers along with National Youth Agency values of equality, youth empowerment, and informal learning.

At secondary tier, ‘Onside’ offers an early intervention approach empowering young people aged fourteen to seventeen living within Hull who have been involved in criminal activity to develop their pro-social identity. Its delivery model is inspired by the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’, encompassing activities informed by ACE’s and trauma informed practice that empower self-identify, resilience, skills, and positive attitude. This includes one-to-one befriending, personal and teamwork challenges that improve self-esteem and self-belief, and support to achieve accredited qualifications that promote aspirations for employment.

This project is being delivered by the Hull FC Foundation, click below to find our more:


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Funding Value
VPP Grant 22/23 £11,365.00
VPP Grant 23/24 £20,630.50
VPP Grant 24/25 £20,000.00
Match £8,337.88

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