Our Story


  • April 2012

    In the beginning there was only one coach, volunteering in one school for one hour a week.

  • September 2012

    In September 2012 we started. Our first contract getting children active, playing football, arrived

  • February 2013

    By February 2013 we were working in 3 schools with 2 coaches and running our first holiday camp .

  • MAY 2013

    Suddenly we were getting calls from everywhere. Our vision for more sport was taking hold.


  • sEPTEMBER 2013

    By September 2013 we were delivering PE lessons, Choices For Life and Clubs in 10 schools.

  • jANUARY 2014

    Across the year we had over 2000 children taking part in our activities and grew to 6 coaches

  • mAY 2014

    Our first award arrived in May 2014 – Stroud Life: Social Enterprise of the Year

  • jULY 2014

    Now schools were trusting us with delivery of large swathes of their PE strategies.


  • jAN 2015

    We launched our first District wide inter school sports with 48 schools taking part.

  • mARCH 2015

    We hired 3 apprentices to start to train the next generation of coaching fanatics.

  • jUNE 2015

    We held our summer KS1 tournament with 1000 children taking part.

  • aUG 2015

    We took on our most ambitious summer program ever – 700 children over 6 weeks.


  • Sept 2015

    We started developing the new PE Plus project. Working to increase health and well-being in schools whilst meeting the OFSTED requirements of outstanding PE

  • Jan 2016

    We launched our PE Plus product in 3 Stroud schools to prove and test the impact it can have on children and the schools they attend.

  • May 2016

    After a meeting with Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust, 12 schools sign up for our PE Plus project for 16/17

  • aUG 2016

    We run our first official Forest Green Rovers Soccer Camp with nearly 100 children signing up- our largest ever camp.


  • Sept 2016

    12 schools start are our new PE Plus project

  • aUG 2017

    We finish running our summer holiday clubs and make the decision to split Kick Off Stroud into two companies. Vinny Rees our founding team member takes our Football and Community Sport business to lead and develop on his own and Kick Off Stroud keeps working on the PE Plus and schools development programme.


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