Pru Goals; we have made it to the finish line!
As you all may have already heard through our twitter posts and fantastic video featuring the inspiring Dame Kelly Holmes; Flying Futures and a group of young individuals finally crossed the finish line at the Prudential Ride London. Following on from the Get on Track programme, Flying Futures ambition was to get young people involved…Read more
EXPECT Summer! Its almost here!
Thanks to funding from the Department for Education Social Mobility Opportunity Area Fund for Doncaster, EXPECT Youth are delivering a programme of fun, FREE activities for children and young people across many areas of Doncaster. Children and young people will be able to attend activities FREE of charge. Activities are designed to help get them…Read more
BT Bootcamp experience
On March 22nd, a handful of apprentices from different organisations such as Flying Futures and DCLT attended the Skills for Work BT Bootcamp. A day filled with activities and discussions to introduce us into the world of work; and take home practical skills to apply to our future careers. Apprentices James Halliday from DCLT and…Read more
StreetGames Young Coach of the Year, Aston Richardson
Aston Richardson has been named the Young Coach of the Year Award winner at this year’s StreetGames National Awards. Aston is based in Doncaster, a local resident of Stainforth, was recognised by the awarding panel for his outstanding achievements in the field of youth and community sports, beating out a number of fantastic competitors in the…Read more
Our PruGoals journey so far!
So far the Flying Futures Communities team have endured numerous hours of training ready for the 46 mile ride around London. On March 21st they put their front wheel first in the 23 mile practice ride; a test to see whether their hard work in training has paid off. But if that wasn’t enough the…Read more
Jess gets ICS ready, Kenya here she comes!
The International Citizens Service is a UK Government funded programme for people aged 18-25 with an ambition to make a difference to all cultures around the globe. People from all over the UK come together to work as team to help develop some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. For 10-12…Read more
Active Citizens International Study visit: Sri Lanka
In September 2017 Dean Martindale joined the Active Citizens programme as a participant. The programme involves developing a social action project that will benefit your community, Dean wanted to work to bring people together through his social action project so decided to dedicate his time to working with single parents around Stainforth. Dean stated that…Read more
PruGoals Challenge: Prudential Ride London
Since the team here at the Flying Futures Community are constantly looking for new challenges to tackle; once the PruGoals programme came to light we knew we had to get involved. The PruGOals programme uses Prudential Ride London to empower young people to achieve their goals. As part of their nationwide commitment to social inclusion in…Read more
End of 2017…hello 2018
2017, what a year its been! The Flying Futures community have made successes and excelled by hitting countless targets, but this year we are determined to go beyond. Over the last year we have achieved great amount especially through our National Citizens Service programme, enabling hundreds of our young people to gain valuable life skills and…Read more
Mathew Ashton – Volunteer, Apprentice and next steps
Mathew Ashton is sadly leaving the Flying Futures team after two and half years of dedication and hard work to move onto his next challenge. We interviewed Mathew to find out how Flying Futures has helped him grow and gain the valuable skills he needs to continue in Youth work. When did you join…Read more
The figures are in!
Over 1000 young people took part in Flying Futures NCS programme this Summer. They spanned across North Yorkshire, East Riding and as far as Stockton-on-Tees. The participants all undertook Phase 3 Social Action projects in their local communities and wow were we amazed with the diversity of the projects. We had community garden renovations in Stockton,…Read more
Join your friends and other Summer and Autumn Grads for an extra-special Christmassy Quiz! Harrogate – 5th December York – 7th December Bridlington – 11th December Stockton – 12th December Richmond – 14th December You could win prizes for the best team in your area AND the best team in Yorkshire!Read more
Johnston joins #TTR
Take The Reins (#TTR) initiative is rapidly progressing in terms of its popularity within the industry, with key figureheads joining the movement as they also see the potential in the initiative, formalised this year. One other key partner has recently pledged his support, non other than the current top flat trainer, Mark Johnston. #TTR is…Read more
Richard Fahey Work Experience
Thanks to the flying futures team and the team down at Richard Fahey’s yard the three of us have had the amazing opportunity to take part in a couple of days’ work experience down at Richard Fahey’s yard. Our time down there has been unbelievable working alongside all the helpful staff that were there to…Read more
Our Serves programme takes place at Stianforth Youth Club every Thursday evening 6-7:30pm. The programme is an opportunity for young people to get involved in Tennis, learn new skills and develop as individuals. Have a look at the Serves video below to find out more about the benefits of this programme: If you know…Read more
Dame Kelly Holmes team day and update
On Thursday 22nd June myself, Sarah and 6 of our Dame Kelly Holmes Get on track participants attended the annual DKH ‘team day’ in London. We set off bright and early feeling very excited to see what the day would bring. As we arrived we were split into teams, got to spend the entire day…Read more
Brand new to Doncaster for 2017
Serves is a Flying Futures new tennis initiative lead by professional coaches from across Doncaster. It is open to young people aged 14-25 of any skill level, we will be focusing on skill building, team work, and real game situations. We will be using state of the art equipment on our new pop up court. The programme will be…Read more
#TakeTheReins17 heads to Musley Bank Yard
#TakeTheReins17 got off to a great start on Friday 21st of April as we heading off to Richard Fahey’s yard (Musley Bank) to take part in the Give and Gain day activities. The video above has some sneak peaks of the fantastic insight the group got to experience about the horse racing industry, whilst being shown…Read more
Welcoming Richard Fahey to #TakeTheReins17
Today we’d like to introduce to you our #TakeTheReins17 partner Richard Fahey and Musley Bank Yard. Musley Bank will feature in the project by hosting the Give & Gain Day on Friday 21st April as well as by providing placement for our work experience project participants. On Give & Gain Day, Richard Fahey will be…Read more
Welcoming Harrowells to #TakeTheReins17
The 5 Star Active Northern Hub announced #TakeTheReins17 in March – a formal partnership between Flying Futures CIC, Richard Fahey Racing and Harrowells Limited. Today we turn our attention to Harrowells Limited, a regional law firm based in North and East Yorkshire. They have particular expertise in advising trainers, breeders, owners and jockeys in the horse…Read more