The US Girls programme is designed to increase and sustain young women’s participation in sport and physical activity within some of the nation’s most disadvantaged communities and originated from StreetGames. We have taken this initiative and working with other organisations tailored the delivery specifically for disadvantaged and vulnerable young women and girls within the district who will benefit the most.
We understand that every girl is unique and will have own individual challenges. We take a flexible, discretionary approach to the participants who can be referred into the “Us Girls Programme” so professional knowledge, skills and experiences used by the referrer is important to us.
The guidance criteria that we would like to consider when referring into the programme are outlined below.
Some girls may be perceived as being disadvantaged but function well in society and demonstrate self-confidence and good self-esteem. These girls may benefit from our drop-in community sessions rather than a referral.
There are limited spaces available in each target group outlined below.
We are delivering 8 groups across the Burntwood and Lichfield area including 2 community sessions which target the following cohorts:
Participants will be referred by commissioned services/organisations, statutory services and voluntary/community organisations who are working with and can identify vulnerable young women and girls in need diversionary provision.
You will need to complete the online referral form.
Once we have reached full capacity, there will be a waiting list system and contact made to the referrer when a place becomes available.
Once referred the participants will:
|Wednesdays – Lichfield|
|Methodist Church||4-5pm||8-11years – Targeted||Feb 7th|
|Methodist Church||5.15 -6.45pm||12-19years – Targeted||Feb 7th|
|Lichfield City Football Club||1-2.30pm||Young Mums (25 & under)||March 6th|
There following are the sessions you can refer participants to. Please specify on the referral form which session you are referring to and the date the intent to start attending sessions. Please have this conversation with the participant and parent/guardian prior to the referral.
|Thursdays – Burntwood|
|St Johns||4.30 -5.30pm||8-11years – Targeted||11th January|
|St Johns||6- 7.30pm||12-19years – Targeted||11th January|
|Spark Burntwood||1.30-2.45pm||Young Mums (25 & under)||March 7th|
Once the referral has been received a member of the team will contact you to confirm their place on the sessions and accompany this with an invitation to give to the participant to invite them to join the US Girls session. We would appreciate if you could ensure that they receive this as soon as possible.