KickOff@3 Initiative

Published February 19, 2018

 

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What is KickOff@3?

CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO DATES, LOCATIONS AND CONTACT DETAILS FOR THE 2018 TOURNAMENTS.

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.

How did this page dedicated to KickOff@3 and the galleries come about?

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.

Getting involved?

If you would like to get involved please contact the appropriate person for your region or email kickoffat3@yahoo.com

2018 KickOff@3 Events

Waltham Forest

Salisbury Hall Playing Fields, Walthamstow Avenue, London, E4 8ST
14th February 2018 10: – 16:00
Contact: jason.hill@met.police.uk or +442033453016
Supported charity: FREE YOUR MIND

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WALTHAM FOREST GALLERY

Enfield

Enfield Playing Fields, Donkey Lane, Enfield, EN1 3PL
24th March 2018 12:00 – 17:00
Contact: alundavies2@met.police.uk or +447799340148
Supported charity: Haven House Children’s Hospice

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENFIELD GALLERY I

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.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENFIELD GALLERY II

Durham

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 lynnpreston@durham.ac.uk
Supported charity: ISLA CATON

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE DURHAM GALLERY

Havering

Noak Hill Sports Complex Facilities, Noak Hill, Romford, RM3 7NA
25th April 2018 09:30 – 15:00
Contact: Harinda Saghera harinder.sanghera@met.pnn.police.uk

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HAVERING GALLERY

Bromley/Croydon/Lewisham

Metropolitan Police, Sports Club, The Warren, Croydon Road, Hayes, Bromley, BR2 7AL
29th April 2018 12:00 – 17:00
Contact: Rob Goodwin rob.n.goodwin@met.pnn.police.uk

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BROMLEY/CROYDON/LEWISHAM GALLERY

Hertfordshire

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
Contact: rory.arnott2@herts.pnn.police.uk
Supported charity: The OLLIE Foundation

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HERTFORDSHIRE GALLERY

West Midlands

West Bromwich Albion Football Club, 9 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B71 4LF
9th May 2018
Contact: Hubert Treasure h.treasure@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or Karen Geddes k.geddes@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WEST MIDLANDS GALLERY

Ealing/Hounslow

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

Northern Ireland

Belfast
19th May 2018
Contact: Andrew George andrew.george@psni.pnn.police.uk

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BELFAST GALLERY

Southwark

Burgess Park Football Pitch, Albany Road, London, SE5 7JW
27th May 2018 10:00 – 17:00
Contact: Ricky Graham from Walworth Wanderers walworthwanderers@gmail.com on 07803 563773
or PC Stu Wythe Community Engagement Officer stu.wythe@met.police.uk on 0207 232 7016
Supported charity: Young Minds

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SOUTHWARK GALLERY

CHAMPIONSHIP

Metropolitan Police, Sports Club, The Warren, Croydon Road, Hayes, Bromley, BR2 7AL
17th June 2018
Contact: Michael Wallace or Ashley Levien kickoffat3@yahoo.com

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE GRAND FINALE GALLERY IN BROMLEY with a gallery by guest sports photographer CaroljMoir

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