Saturday School (Juniors)

Starting Saturday 18th September

11:30am til 1:30pm ages 6-11 years old at the Platt Lane Sports Complex

Families Against Violence is Recruiting a New Treasurer

Saturday Soccer School (Seniors)

Starting on Saturday 9th October at Platt Lane.  15:00 to 17:00 each week.  12 to 15-year-olds. £2 per session

Want to Volunteer to Help Run the Women's Football Euros in 2022?

4 Group Stage games will be held in Manchester in July 2022 – one at Old Trafford and three at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium.  The organisers are looking for local volunteers to help run the events

Great Opportunity to be an Apprentice

Families Against Violence has been awarded funding for two 9-month apprenticeships.  The apprentices will be employed to help manage the charity’s website, social media and marketing activities.  Appropriate training and support will be provided.  These roles are made possible by the Government’s KickStart Scheme and are available to young people aged 16 to 24 years-old and on Universal Credit. 

Do You Want to be a Football Coach?

We have provisionally been awarded funding to support up to 6 local people gain football coaching qualifications

New Activities at Moss Side Leisure Centre

We are pleased to announce that we have secured support from the Tackling Inequalities Fund to start running sessions at Moss Side Leisure Centre again.  On Monday 15th November from 4p.m. to 6p.m. we will start running a weekly session for 6 to 11-year-olds and on Wednesday 17th November from 4:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. a weekly session for 12 to 15-year-olds will start.  Both sessions will be based around football.

Capacity is limited so there is a ceiling on attendance of 35 at each session so early registration is essential.

Register Now for Winter Camp

Following the success of our Summer Camp an Half Term Camp, we are running a Winter Camp from 20th to 23rd December and then on 29th & 30th December.  This Camp is aimed at 6 to 16 year old kids.  Spaces are limited so click on the link below for find out how to register.

What does Families Against Violence do?

We offer a range of services and opportunities that provides inspiration and guidance:

Improve Life Chances

We use sport to engage with young people, providing mentoring and role models.  The benefits of discipline, hard work and perseverance are experienced first-hand.  We help young people develop personally and socially – giving them the strength to reject violence and a life of crime and gangs.  We encourage education and the acquisition of meaningful qualifications and help young people move into training or employment.

Improve Relationships

We improve relationships between fathers and sons, motivating them to realise their potential, raise their aspirations and build themselves a brighter future.

Proud of our Partnerships

 We establish partnerships with parents, schools, community groups and local authorities. That way we can step in and help those young men at greatest risk of being sucked into gangs. We show them where they can get help and stay out of trouble

Find out more about FAV

“Every child deserves somebody to turn to. They all deserve encouragement and guidance: the kind of example set by positive role models. Famillies Against Violence empowers men to be just that. We provide support to young, disadvantaged people so that even the most vulnerable can develop self confidence and self esteem.”

– James Gregory, Founder.


CUKI is a football coaching project working with young BME men from around Greater Manchester and Surrounding areas, to improve their lives. Football is used as a tool alongside mentoring to build their confidence, raise aspirations and encourage healthier lifestyles, whilst providing positive diversionary activities reducing involvement in gangs and crime.

How it began

Further Help

We have created a document that contains information, signposting and referrals to other services available in the local area that would benefit children, young people and their families.  Click on the button to download the document.