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Duke of Edinburgh Award extends opportunities for young people

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in London has begun to work with a variety of sports clubs and charities to extend its opportunities to more young people. Whilst traditionally the DofE has been offered through schools and youth clubs, organisations such as housing associations, prisons, cadets and businesses are now licensed to deliver the programme and sports clubs represent a growing proportion of this alternative provision. 

Charlton Athletic Community Trust, The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, Barking Rugby Club, Saracens and the Access to Sport Project have all taken up the programme in recent times, widening the reach of the programme to hundreds of young people across the capital. 

To achieve an Award, participants must partake in voluntary, physical and skills-based activities, meaning that the programme can slot into many club’s existing projects, such as coaching courses, Kicks programmes and employability workshops. DofE London provides training for staff members to deliver the adventurous Expedition section.  

Participation in the Award provides young people with teamwork and leadership skills, improves organisation and problem-solving abilities and demonstrates commitment and dedication to achieving their aims and self-improvement. For these reasons it remains a valuable addition to a CV or an application to further or higher education. Participation is also a lot of fun and lifelong friendships can be forged. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the DofE please click here. If you represent a sports club or charity and would like to find out how you can off it to the young people you work with, please email   

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