KickOff@3 is the brainchild of Michael Wallace and Ashley Levien.
Michael a serving Police Officer working in Youth Engagement is passionate about supporting youth and community initiatives outside work too.
Ashley Levien runs social inclusion initiatives and a Soccer School in the London Borough of Barnet. Ashley also volunteers in the community mentoring youths and contributing to charity work.
In 2017 Michael and Ashley devised a plan to establish firm, long lasting relationships between young people and local police force as a youth diversion strategy and named it KickOff@3.
The project aims to engage with young people through the medium of sports and music and raise awareness and funds for a range of charities that promote health and well-being in young people.
After supporting their charity event in December 2017 Striking Places was delighted to be asked by Michael and Ashley to produce quality imagery for the KickOff@3 initiative to help spread word of this amazing project.
Striking Places is a specialist photography company dedicated to providing quality imagery for location based businesses throughout the UK and beyond. Google accredited to extending Street View inside since 2012 Striking Places has worked with some fantastic businesses from globally recognised iconic buildings to local independent traders and many other types of businesses of all shapes and sizes from a myriad of sectors.
Our MD, Jo Hailey, is no stranger to supporting good causes and has previously plowed efforts into supporting other causes such as CEO Sleepout; Jo slept out overnight on 31st October 2016 to help highlight the plight of the homeless. Jo also helped raise awareness and funds for Transitions UK a charity that supports disadvantaged youths in Herts, Beds, Bucks and North London. Jo organised a charity ball and trekked to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail in Peru in May 2017.
Striking Places Photography is honoured to be appointed as the official photographers for all the KickOff@3 tournaments and the grand finale for 2018. Photographs will be available to buy from our Photography Shop after each event. Profits from sales of photographs and other photographic work resulting from relationships that come about from the KickOff@3 initiative will be donated to the social enterprise.
We are also delighted that our sports photographer Carol Moir will be joining us for some of the London events. Some of Carol’s fantastic event photography can be viewed in our sports gallery. You can find Carol on Twitter and Instagram
From this exciting initiative’s smaller beginnings last year of 6 tournaments in Havering, Bromley, Waltham Forest, Hammersmith & Fulham and Barnet and the finale in Waltham Forest, the confirmed dates and locations this year are more than doubling the interest with potentially more to follow.
If you would like to get involved please contact the appropriate person for your region or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Salisbury Hall Playing Fields, Walthamstow Avenue, London, E4 8ST
14th February 2018 10: – 16:00
Contact: email@example.com or +442033453016
Supported charity: FREE YOUR MIND
Enfield Playing Fields, Donkey Lane, Enfield, EN1 3PL
24th March 2018 12:00 – 17:00
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or +447799340148
Supported charity: Haven House Children’s Hospice
We are really pleased to have our dedicated event photographer @Caroljmoirsports joining us for some of the London events. Follow this link to view and purchase Carol’s photos.
Durham University, The Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle, Stockton Road, DH1 3SE
29th March 2018 10:00 – 15:00
Contact: Lynn Preston 0191 334 2165 or email@example.com
Supported charity: ISLA CATON
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DURHAM GALLERY
Noak Hill Sports Complex Facilities, Noak Hill, Romford, RM3 7NA
25th April 2018 09:30 – 15:00
Contact: Harinda Saghera firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HAVERING GALLERY
Metropolitan Police, Sports Club, The Warren, Croydon Road, Hayes, Bromley, BR2 7AL
29th April 2018 12:00 – 17:00
Contact: Rob Goodwin email@example.com
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BROMLEY/CROYDON/LEWISHAM GALLERY
These matches are 5 a side due to space restrictions at the venue.
Cotlandswick Leisure Centre, London Colney, St ALbans, AL2 1EB
5th May 2018 10:00 – 17:00
Supported charity: The OLLIE Foundation
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HERTFORDSHIRE GALLERY
West Bromwich Albion Football Club, 9 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B71 4LF
9th May 2018
Contact: Hubert Treasure firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Geddes email@example.com
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WEST MIDLANDS GALLERY
Northolt High School, Vincent Centre, Eastcote Lane, Northolt, UB5 4HP
12th May 2018 10:00 – 17:00
Contact: Helen Thompson Helen.Thompson@met.pnn.police.uk
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EALING & HOUNSLOW GALLERY
19th May 2018
Contact: Andrew George firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BELFAST GALLERY
Burgess Park Football Pitch, Albany Road, London, SE5 7JW
27th May 2018 10:00 – 17:00
Contact: Ricky Graham from Walworth Wanderers email@example.com on 07803 563773
or PC Stu Wythe Community Engagement Officer firstname.lastname@example.org on 0207 232 7016
Supported charity: Young Minds
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SOUTHWARK GALLERY