Access to Sports

The Access to Sports project is a community led, creative & innovative sports development charity project that works across the London boroughs of Islington, Haringey & Hackney.

The project originally started off working in the Finsbury Park regeneration area in 2002 with 1 full time staff member, through a successful track record of project delivery and fundraising the Project now employs 9 full time and over 30 sessional members of staff. Access to Sports is an ‘on the ground’ organisation delivering responsive and relevant sports programmes in tune with local and national agendas.

Working with partners from the voluntary, community and statutory sectors A2S delivers targeted programmes directly addressing some of the social and economical issues that effect London’s ‘hard to reach’ communities.

Developing partnerships strengthens the effectiveness of the projects delivered and creates sustainability in what we do.


Our overarching aims are to;

1. Provide training, support and volunteer opportunities for local people enabling them to become involved in sports coaching,

2. Organise a range of accessible and progressive sports activities for young people and

3. Provide support and assistance to local organisations interested in delivering sports.

We are also committed to; • Improving health- through a range of sporting and physical activities, providing children and young people with the physical literacy and skills, which will remain throughout their lives.

• Reducing crime- by providing constructive and creative activities sensitive to the needs of young people who are involved in, or are at risk of being involved in, anti social behavior and crime

• Increasing social inclusion- by providing opportunities for participation by males and females, people from minority ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities and people who are economically disadvantaged.

• Developing People – by using sport as the vehicle for building self-confidence, learning/ improving skills and abilities, working as part of a team and moving people on to access wider provision.

• Building Communities- promoting social cohesion through volunteering and shared activity.

• Increasing employment- through the operation of new opportunities and the delivery of vocational qualifications.

Upcoming/current activities

Mondays Archery for beginners | The Lift Youth Hub | Ages 13 - 25 | 5.30 - 6.30pm
Next date: August 19, 2019
A2S Archery is a beginner’s intro to Archery for 13 - 25 year old, for those who have always wanted...
Mondays Archery for beginners | The Lift Youth Hub | Ages 13 - 25 |6.30 - 7.30pm
Next date: August 19, 2019
A2S Archery is a beginner’s intro to Archery for 13 - 25 year old, for those who have always wanted...
Multi Sports Camp (Week 5) | Finsbury Park | Summer Sports Activities (2019) | 10am - 3.30pm
Next date: August 19, 2019
Finsbury Park, Endymion Road Park courts London North London N4 2NQ
Tennis Camp (Week 5) | Finsbury Park | Summer Sports Activities (2019) | 10am - 12pm
Next date: August 19, 2019
Finsbury Park, Endymion Road Park courts London North London N4 2NQ
Football (Week 5) | Millfields Park | Summer Sports Activities (2019) | 11am - 1pm
Next date: August 19, 2019
Millfields Park, Millfields Road Hackney London East London E5 0AR
Football Camp (week 5) | Finsbury Leisure Centre| Monday - Friday | 10am - 12pm | Ages: 8 - 16
Next date: August 19, 2019
Finsbury Leisure Centre, Norman Street Islington Old Street North London EC1V 3PU
Football Camp (week 5) | Finsbury Leisure Centre| Monday - Friday | 2pm - 4pm | Ages: 8 - 16
Next date: August 19, 2019
Finsbury Leisure Centre, Norman Street Islington Old Street North London EC1V 3PU
Badminton Camp (week 5) | Finsbury Leisure Centre| Monday - Friday| 10am - 12pm | Ages: 8 - 16
Next date: August 19, 2019
Multi- Sports Camp (Week 5) | Finsbury Leisure Centre| Monday - Friday| 2pm - 4pm | Ages: 8 - 12 & 13+
Next date: August 19, 2019
Finsbury Leisure Centre, Norman Street Islington Old Street North London EC1V 3PU
Table Tennis Camp (Week 1) | Finsbury Leisure Centre| Monday - Friday | 10am - 12pm | Ages: 8 - 16
Next date: August 19, 2019
Finsbury Leisure Centre, Norman Street Islington Old Street North London EC1V 3PU
Junior Gym (Week 5) | Sobell Leisure Centre| Monday & Friday | 6:30pm - 8pm | Ages: 13 - 19
Next date: August 19, 2019
Sobell Leisure Centre, Hornsey Road Islington Finsbury Park North London N7 7NY
Junior Gym (Week 5) | Sobell Leisure Centre| Monday & Friday | 6:30pm - 8pm | Ages: 13 - 19
Next date: August 19, 2019
Sobell Leisure Centre, Hornsey Road Islington Finsbury Park North London N7 7NY
Sports Academy (week 5)| Finsbury Park | Summer Sports Activities (2019) | 10am - 3.30pm | Ages: 13+
Next date: August 19, 2019
Finsbury Park, Endymion Road Park courts London North London N4 2NQ
Roller skating (Week 5) | Finsbury Park Tennis Courts |Summer 2019 |Monday - Thursday | 10am - 12pm
Next date: August 19, 2019
Finsbury Park, Endymion Road Park courts London North London N4 2NQ
Tennis ages 5 - 8 | St Luke's | Autumn term 1 (2019) | 5.15 - 6pm
Next date: September 12, 2019