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Southampton Regional Talent Centre

A Junior Premier League football club giving players in the local and surrounding areas the best quality coaching and matches

21 February 2019
South East
Children Young People and Students, Recreation
Local Alliances:
Dementia Friendly Southampton (Southampton DAA)

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Southampton RTC has over 120 players currently between the ages of 9 to 14 who train twice weekly with matches played every weekend - These matches can be played at our home ground or we regularly visit other football grounds accross the country - Our players are the next generation that can tackle the stigma around dementia and by becoming a Dementia Friendly Club we can take a step towards a better understanding of the disease

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We currently rent our home ground which may make it more difficult to make the environment Dementia Friendly, however we will discuss this with Redbridge School

It will take time to make all the players and staff Dementia Friends

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    We intend to make all our players and staff Dementia Friends

  • Dementia Friendly Environment

    We will liaise with the owners of our current training facility (Redbridge School) and home ground (Hythe & Dibden, Claypits Lane) to ensure signage, environment and facilities are Dementia Friendly

  • Dementia Awareness

    Ongoing, we will use our Social Media and networking platforms to share Dementia Friendly activites happening in the local area

    Being implemented
  • Promoting Dementia Action Alliance

    We are part of the Junior Premier League which is home to almost 90 youth football clubs (over 6,500 players) - We intend to encourage the JPL to promote Dementia Friends and the Dementia Action Alliance to all involved clubs including players and staff, as well as the JPL staff themselves