Kix Start is a not for profit organisation principally serving the
town of Dorchester and surrounding villages and will work in
partnership with Dorchester Town Football Club.
The objectives of the company will be to provide the opportunity for individuals of all ages with disabilities and learning difficulties including vulnerable adults to benefit from active participation in football and related training activities.
The aim is to encourage people of all ages and abilities to undertake sporting activity and adopt a healthier lifestyle and foster teamwork.
Kix Start will work in partnership with local schools, organisations, clubs and groups to provide a high quality safe environment for sporting activity.
The objectives will be principally achieved in regular organised training sessions run by FA qualified coaches and the entry of at least three teams in the Dorset Ability Counts League and Dorset Positive Mental Attitude League (PMA).
The teams will be FA affiliated; operating under the banner of
Dorchester Town Football Club, initially there will be two male
adult teams it is Kix Starts intention to form one under 16 years
team, a girls team by the end of 2014.
Kix Start will also be working closely with the Dorset Mental Health Forum on their Sports and Leisure Activity Programme (SLAP).
The aim is to provide these opportunities as far as possible on a free of charge basis to participants, funded by grant and fund raising income.
Kix Start has been given free use of the Thomas Hardye School (1610) 3G pitch between 6-8pm on Monday evenings initially until 31st October 2014.
Kix Start will give every local person, without discriminating against age or ability, the opportunity and confidence to participate in activities different to their current lifestyle – activities that they would not normally have the chance to pursue.