Ronny Goodlass

Ronny Goodlass

Charity Founder & Ex-Professional Footballer

About Health Through Sport

Health Through Sport is a registered Charity and an accredited Openawards Centre founded in August 2005 and headed by ex-Everton F.C., NAC Breda et al footballer and BBC Radio Merseyside Broadcaster of 20 years standing, Ronny Goodlass. We have a remit of local initiatives primarily focused towards rehabilitation of ex-offenders-addicts via educational-vocational courses with a view to eventually securing full time employment and ultimately successful reintroduction to society.

Target Groups; Ex-Offenders/ Young Adults though ex-Drug/Alcohol users also welcome.

Proposal; To engage with the subjects and guide them towards a variety of courses which will gain them tangible qualifications but in doing so improve their self-esteem and ambitions while stretching themselves physically and mentally within a safe and nurturing environment. Some of our main areas of focus are mixing Football Coaching sessions- including the opportunity to gain Openawards Football Coaching Level 1 & 2 with a view to continuing on in further education or progressing into the employment market.

* Self esteem-self confidence.

* A sense of belonging (self-assuredness).

* Improved group teamwork and communication skills.

* An understanding of team motivation (the success of others).

* Improved assertiveness and decision making.

* Anger management and conflict resolution.

We have ex-offenders on staff and via a sporting perspective look to offer hands-on personal involvement and long-term improvement in an attempt to address a significant local issue.

Funding; As a registered charity while we have several highly valued supporters we are of course constantly seeking funding but due to the specificity of our client’s we are ideally seeking partners with a long-term focus.