Daggers Trust Matchday Guard of Honour

We have a limited number of fixtures available for Guards of Honour this season. The only available date before Christmas is Saturday 3rd December vs Torquay.

For more information email matthew.admin@daggerstrust.com or register your interest if you have a club, team or organisation who wish to act as a Guard of Honour at one of the Daggers Home Fixtures during the Season 2022-23 by clicking HERE.

Sporting Memories

Working with the LBBD, Sporting Memories and Essex Cricket Club in the Community, the Daggers Trust has been operating free 'Sporting Memories' sessions every Thursday at the club from 10:30-12:00. The group numbers have been growing and the Trust is pleased to announce that it is to receive funding to continue in the future. The sessions are run by Brian Tunney from Essex CCC.

The sessions are open to anyone aged 50 or over, male or female and provide an opportunity to meet, talk and make friends. The conversations are not always sport based. Free tea and coffee are provided. No registration just turn up and talk.

Why not pop down and see us on Thursday?

We look forward to seeing you.

National League Trust funded Summer Camps

Earlier this year the Daggers Trust successfully made a bid to the National League Trust to fund a series of multisport activities for local children during the school holidays. The activities are aimed to “Change attitudes, change minds and change lives”. The Daggers Trust is extremely grateful to the National League Trust and all the other funders which support the Trust in its ventures. Without their support, the Trust simply couldn’t function.

The current series of camps follow on from the very successful camps operated at the end of the lockdown periods during the COVID, where the Trust and its partners, including the Metropolitan Police, May and Baker Sports Club and Box Up Crime operated eight weeks of multisport and football camps for children aged 8-16.

The majority of the children invited to the camps have been recognised by local schools, churches and clubs as being ‘in need’. That ‘need’ is not just financial, it can be social, mental or physical. Some youngsters, post lockdown, need to get out, run around, make new friends and develop new skills. The multisport nature of the activities provides opportunities not just for fun, but also development. Working closely with PSCO John Joseph BEM from the Metropolitan Police, we are working to change behaviour and awareness at an early age, helping youngsters take greater control of their futures and hopefully prevent them from becoming entangled in anti-social behaviour and crime at a later stage.

The current cohort is both inclusive and diverse with participants coming from a multitude of different backgrounds, levels of ability (or disability) and aged from 5-13 years old.

During the last week, the group was joined on Tuesday by five officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Territorial Support Group (TSG) in Chadwell Heath and 2 local officers from the Local Neighbourhood Team. Very few opportunities exist for police officers to actively engage with young people of this age, but things are changing pan London and across the country. The Daggers Trust was at the forefront of this development in recent years. The camps provide the coaches, parents, children and partners to learn, grow and develop. We welcome the support we have received from the Metropolitan Police at all levels in our ventures.

The camps are being held at May and Bakers Sports Club and will occupy the first three weeks in August, with a further week planned for the Autumn term.

The activities help the youngsters to develop their soft life skills, including communication, teamwork, decision making and much more. They are encouraged to make friends, set challenges and step outside of their comfort zones.

Daggers Trust, helping to change attitudes, change minds and change lives.

Further details can be obtained by emailing matthew.admin@daggerstrust.com

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