Sporting Family Change Foundation

Sporting Family Change Foundation

Brief Description of Organisation

Sporting Family Change (SFC) is a needs-led charity, founded in 2014 working with communities across Bath and North-East Somerset. 

Full Description of Organisation

Sporting Family Change (SFC) is a needs-led charity, founded in 2014 working with communities across Bath and North-East Somerset. 


We use sport to empower, inspire and motivate local families. We adopt a fully inclusive approach working alongside the whole family, offering fun sports and healthy activities to improve fitness and build confidence. This helps inspire and motivate the whole family, encouraging them to raise their aspirations and make positive long-term lifestyle changes. Changes may appear to be very small, but for many of the families these are often hugely significant.


We believe the best way to support and empower local families is to build their trust in us, build relationships and as a result a sense of belonging. Ensuring that everyone feels genuinely valued for their contribution is key to all our activities. To achieve this, we offer a flexible, caring, solutions-focused approach when engaging with families and provide a wide range of tailor-made programs including our Whole Based Mentoring, the H.O.P.E. Programme (Health Opportunities through Physical Education) and our social activities program for young adults with learning disabilities.


Mr Damian Knollys, Headteacher Peasedown St John Primary School, says:

“Every supported child in our school looks forward to their weekly session with SFC. Why? I would say it’s because children are treated as individuals, valued for who they are and challenged to step outside their comfort zone in a safe, supported way. They are encouraged to succeed in ways they never believed they could and taught how to fail and learn from their failures without beating themselves up. It’s an exercise in gently teaching children how to love themselves and love life.”

Sporting Family Change Foundation

Brief Description of Organisation

Sporting Family Change (SFC) is a needs-led charity, founded in 2014 working with communities across Bath and North-East Somerset. 

Sporting Family Change Foundation