The One-to-One football team was formed in 2004 in response to Mr Tom Flynn challenge. Tom in 2001 through a Mencap Millennium Award, was able to achieve a lifetime ambition to host his own football tournament for adults with learning difficulties. We joined in this tournament with our newly created One-to-One side and came away with the prize.
Sports For All
We wanted our members to be able to get involved with different sports locally. As we know sport is a great way to stay healthy, so using some money from our ‘Let’s Get Healthy’ grant and the City Bridge Trust to help us do more to help people get involved in sports in Enfield, this included paying for our Sports Development Officer at the time, Usha.
Let’s Get Active
We wanted our members to get more active and Sports England funded a three year project to get our members trying new sports. Members tried sports such as canoeing and tai chi.
We Live Here Now
The Members who lived institutions talked about their lives in institutions and how things have changed in 20 years. Each person who took part in the project were photographed in their homes and many made visits back to the places they lived in before 1990. We researched the background of institutions and looked into archives and interview different people who had different roles within them for example staff. Volunteers were involved in interviewing, archiving, editing and transcribing the interivews, photography and curating an exhibition. Volunteers received training from the Oral History Society, Enfield Camera Club and support from Enfield Arts and Museum Service in curating the exhibition.