We are proud to announce that we are now affiliated with the Futsal Stars Foundation, a registered UK charity (no. 1194598).
The founder, Dr Miriam Bouchiba, created the foundation as a means to provide grants of financial assistance to young people from economically disadvantaged background to access futsal and football coaching courses.
“As a healthcare professional, I am in regular contact with young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and there is an abundance of research that shows these individuals are more susceptible to mental health issues. There is also research, in equal measure, that supports the mental and physical health benefits of regular participation in football and futsal. The foundation decided to affiliate with the London Futsal Stars because of the amazing work they are already doing in the local community. Mental health is an increasingly big issue amongst young people, due to increased social pressures and this can manifest in a number of ways, such as anxiety, depression etc. Together we feel a huge responsibility to protect children as much as possible from the latter and through sport we believe we can make a change to the lives of many young people with whom we work with.”
The most recent projects we have collaborated on have been the Youth Futsal 3-a-side league and the summer camp pending in East Sussex alongside Active Sussex. The foundation has provided sponsorship to many young people enabling them to participate in the hugely successful 3-a-side league in Islington. There is an upcoming Summer Holiday futsal camp in Newhaven, East Sussex for 5-11 yr olds. To find out more about our work and how you can help please contact Dr Bouchiba on firstname.lastname@example.org.