Moving Matters

End of September Edition

How Can The UK’s Inactivity Crisis Be Tackled?

The government’s ambitious goal of having an additional 2.5 million adults and 1 million more children classified as ‘active‘ in England by 2030 reflects a crucial recognition of the persistent issue of physical inactivity in the country.


For years, England has grappled with alarmingly high levels of inactivity, leading to various health, social and economic challenges. Encouraging more people to lead active lifestyles is indeed a commendable and necessary endeavor. To make this vision a reality, it will require a multi-pronged approach involving government policies, community initiatives, and individual commitment.


While the target is possible, achieving it will be no small feat. Several factors will play a pivotal role in determining the feasibility of this objective. Investment in sports and physical education programs in schools, the availability of affordable and accessible recreational facilities, and campaigns to raise awareness about the benefits of an active lifestyle will be instrumental in driving change.


One of the key aspects is also addressing socio-economic disparities that often limit access to physical activities will be crucial, which is one of the key motivators behind our Holiday Activity and Food Programme participation.


Continuous monitoring and evaluation of progress, along with regular adjustments to strategies, will be essential to track and maintain momentum toward the 2030 goal.


At Moving Matters our vision is to help create a healthier society for future generations and this purpose couldn’t be anymore important than right now in this overly sedentary/inactive society.

If you would like to read this article written by BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan, click the button below:

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Thank You Anna

After nearly ten years of service to Moving Matters, Anna Tambling decided to move on this summer. Anna worked for the company as a Primary PE Specialist initially and then the part time responsibility of being Lead coach for our Lambeth Short Breaks provision.


In her more recent role, Anna has developed a great understanding of the children in her care and supported the development of our support staff on the programme.


Her impact on this programme and the children has been fantastic, as highlighted in the feedback we have recently received from parents


“The coaches that have worked with my child have all shown great patience and care. They have supported him in developing not only his PE skills but his social skills.”


Many thanks to Anna for her years of devoted service and we all wish her the very best for the future.

Recruiting – SEND Assistant Coach

As a result of Anna leaving we have elevated Greta Mehmeti to Lead Coach having supported Anna for the duration of 2022-23. We are therefore looking for more support staff to assist in providing our service for children with disabilities in Lambeth.


Please share this graphic and if you know anyone interested, can they send their CV to:

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New Staff Profile

Ben Ampadu

What is your role at Moving Matters?

Primary PE Specialist

How long have you been at Moving Matters?

September 2023

What schools are you working in this year?

Jubilee, Saint Joseph’s, Elmwood and Fenstanton

What was your favourite subject at school?


Who are your favourite sports team(s)?

Liverpool FC

What is your favourite food?

Jollof Rice

What is a quote that has stuck with you?

“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I’m very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that” – Bill Shankly

Year 3 & 4 Football Recap

Autumn Term: September 21st 2023

@ Black Prince Trust


Last Thursday we hosted our first inter-school competition of the 23/24 academic year. This was a Year 3 & 4 Football tournament at Black Prince Trust Community Hub. This saw 14 teams from across South London taking part in some friendly competition, a big improvement on last year’s numbers. A huge congratulations to Stockwell Primary School for their amazing performance last week!

Competitions Lead Levi wrote a report on last week’s competition which can be viewed using the button below:

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Upcoming Competitions

Last year our Competitions programme saw an attendance of over 130 entries to comps throughout the year.

Based on the bookings we’ve had so far, we we’re going to smash that number this year.


We’ve slightly altered our competitions delivery by releasing bookings on a termly basis for quality control purposes.


Our remaining Autumn competitions are as follows:

Year 5 & 6 Tag Rugby

October 5th 2023

@ Tooting Bec Athletics Track, SW17 8AR

14/20 Places Booked

Year 4 – 6 Girls Football

November 9th 2023

@ Black Prince Trust, SE11 6AA

22/24 Places Booked

Year 6 Swimming Gala

November 23rd 2023

@ Streatham Leisure Centre, SW16 6HX

15/18 Places Booked

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PE Curriculum Access

Our Online PE Curriculum is accessible for our member schools’ staff, to provide hundreds of resources to enhance their delivery of PE lessons. These include schemes of work, videos, assessment criteria, skills maps and visual aids. If you do need access, feel free to click the button below and we will get your login sorted for you and your staff:

PE Curriculum Access


Upcoming Autumn Holiday Camps

Last year our total attendance count for all of our Holiday Camps was over 2800, perfectly on track for us to meet our target of working with 20,000 children by 2026.


We begin our Holiday Camp programme of the 2023/24 academic year with our Autumn camps. With us going back to The Elmgreen and returning to Immanuel & St Andrew next month:

Early Bird Offer – Save 10% Until 8th October – Code: EARLY10


Sibling Discount – Save 10% on multiple family bookings using code: FAM10

Unsure about whether our Autumn Holiday Camps are perfect for your child? Read this blog post by our Holiday Camps Lead Ashley below:

Why Holiday Camps?

Our Holiday Camp Locatio

Elmcourt Rd, Norwood, London SE27 9BZ

Mini Movers (Elmgreen)
Play Create Move (Elmgreen)
Football Camp (Elmgreen)

Immanuel & St Andrew School, Northanger Road, Streatham SW16 5SL

Multi-Sports Camp (ISA)

Moving Matters Soccer School

Last week we ushered in a new era at Moving Matters Soccer School and we are hoping to continue our strong start for the remainder of the Autumn term. Bookings are live using the button below:


Developmental Programme (Years 5 – 8)

Wednesday 17:30 – 19:00


If you are interested in a trial for our Developmental programme, contact:

Super Saturdays (Reception and up)

Saturday 10:30 – 12:00

A perfect way to start your child’s weekend with a fun football session


Quote of the Week

Simone Biles

25x Gold Medalist, 4x Olympic Gold Medalist


“I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all”


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