KickOff@3 Walthamstow 2018

What is KickOff@3?


KickOff@3 is a social and charitable initiative that began in 2017. KickOff@3 brings together diverse communities and spreads multiple charity awareness to young people while having fun. The 2017 events were so well received and organised that interest has more than doubled this year with over 12 events taking place throughout London and as far afield as Belfast and Durham. For more information please contact Michael or Ashley by emailing

This Gallery

Jo from Striking Places Photography is delighted to provide this gallery as a pictorial journey through the first tournament for KickOff@3 in 2018 held at Salisbury Hall Playing Fields in Walthamstow. We hope the gallery will provide a shareable insight to the great work being done by the KickOff@3 team. The gallery is for the promotional use of @KickOff@3. If anyone else would like to use the images there is a small charge. Profits from the gallery are donated to the @KickOff@3 charities.
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This Event

The Walthamstow event was led by Jason Hill the local and passionate Youth Engagement Officer from Waltham Forest Police. Ten teams of ten players came together on an icy cold Wednesday in February to play football and try to secure a place in the grand finale in June 2018.
The teams included James Team, Dan Team, Elite, Smoke, Met Police Waltham Forest, East Walworth Wanderers, Waltham Forest YMCA, Salisbury, MetBPA and Benfica.

Which Charity?

The KickOff@3 blueprint encourages each Police Force to nominate a charity for their respective borough or region.

KickOff@3 and Waltham Forest Police are proud to support FREE YOUR MIND, at this first tournament, who joined everyone on the day. FREE YOUR MIND provides invaluable support for individuals who have experienced childhood domestic violence and mental illness as a result.

Other Contributors

The event was also supported by around 30 stalwart volunteers, the day included sounds provided by Gareth Ellis #inspirefestival.

We were honoured to have a live performance by Tricks (@TricksRtb) and Elise of their latest release The Same as You. A song that highlights mental illness. It’s a great tune.

The Winners

Although the weather deteriorated throughout the day the teams played hard and the winners, as you can see, were delighted to have won. Congratulations to the Youth Competition winners East Walworth Wanderers FC under 17s @wanderersfc2014 and Waltham Forest YMCA who were the winners of the Adult Community Competition.

We’re all looking forward to seeing your happy smiling faces again in June at the finale.

Getting Involved

If anyone would like to get involved please contact: Michael or Ashley by emailing: