Football sessions on Brixton Estate

This week was the fourth week that Josh Grear, the Brixton Team Leader, has teamed up with another youth worker to play football on the pitch in the centre of the Loughborough Estate. They head down to the pitch twice a week and run sessions with youth that happen to be in the area. 
This week there were about 14 boys who were keen to play. The group stayed for about 20 mins and were aged about 14 years and upwards.
Some of the lads had met Josh before and recognised him from the detached youth work that he has been doing around the estate. However some of the group were completely new. 

Josh Grear, the Brixton Project Leader - living in the heart of the conflict

It is with great anticipation that we introduce Josh Grear, the recently appointed Team Leader of the London Project. This vital and complex role involves both project management skills and youth work outreach. Josh comes well trained in both these areas and with a wealth of knowledge of the London area. For the past five years Josh has been involved in children’s, youth and family support work with Oasis Trust UK. He has worked at schools in the capital, supporting young people at risk of exclusion and has run community focused projects for children and their families.