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Can U Kick it


 Can U Kick It



A community football programme started by Moss Side-based Fathers Against Violence (FAV) is calling on Manchester businesses to support an initiative that aims to inspire local young people through sport - Can U Kick It?

Can U Kick It? was launched by FAV, a grass-roots organisation which provides support for fathers in Moss Side and Hulme, training them to become mentors for young people who may not have a male role model at home.

For well over 3 1/2 years now there has been a regular weekly football session that has been taking place to engage with and develop relationships with a group of boys from the ages of 6 to 16.


Basketball with the Manchester Magics Moss Side Center 5-7 pm


Can U Kick It? football sessions are held every Wednesday from 6-7pm at Mosside Leisure centre. It is a drop-in session for boys aged 11-16 years old. If you are not currently a member and would like to get involved, just call in and speak to one of the coaches to sign up. Admission is free.


Can U Kick It? sessions will be at the Manchester Academy High School from 6-8pm every Thursday. If you are not currently a member and would like to get involved, turn up on the day of the session for a sign up form. We look forward to seeing you all there – admission is free.


Can U Kick It? Junior session  6-12 years old  Girls Football Boys 6-11 years old 1-2 pm 11-16 years old   at the Mosside Leisure Centre. The session is open to boys aged 6-11 years old. If your child would like to join then please call into the centre to collect a sign up sheet from one of the coaches. Admission is free.

For further information please contact us or you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter: @CanUKickItMCR





Moss Side Leisure Centre is a superb community facility located in the heart of Hulme. We offer a wide range of facilities including a performance weights gym, a cardio gym and a resistance gym, a 25m swimming pool, fitness classes, squash courts, sports halls and a health suite (steam room and sauna). We are also home to Hulme High Street Library. Each week we teach swimming lessons for both children and adults as part of our Better Swim School programme and we run junior Squash lessons in partnership with the Manchester City Council. There’s something to get everyone feeling better.

Moss Side Leisure Centre




Manchester Aquatics Centre is  located just off Oxford Road in the centre of Manchester.  The centre, which was purpose built for the Commonwealth Games in 2002, is a public facility which also hosts major national and international events. Gym membership starts at just £24.99 a month with no contract. We offer a range of facilities including 3 top quality gyms, a 50m swimming pool which can be split into two pools (a 25m and a 23m), diving pool, extensive fitness class programme and a health suite. Each week we teach hundreds of children to swim in the Better Swim School. In 2015 a £220,000 refurbishment project brought significant improvements including a brand new free weights gym with functional equipment including cables, an extension to the current 'Strength Space' gym which has doubled the size of this area, new turnstiles and changes to the reception area.

The Manchester Aquatics Centre is a public aquatics sports facility south of the city centre of Manchester, England, north of the main buildings of the University of Manchester near Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Manchester Aquatics Centre


Added: Tuesday, October 31 2006

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