Youth Unity Horse Racing

Induction into horse racing

The British Racing School
Introduction to Racing Residential Course


July 10th to 14th – 4 nights 5 day also November 6th to 10th

Experience an introduction to the exciting and diverse multi-million pound Horse Racing industry.  

The British Racing School is a purpose built training centre near Newmarket, Suffolk, the birthplace of horse racing. The School provides training for young people who wish to work in the horse racing industry. With extensive grounds and state of the art equipment, it is the premier training facility in the country. 

During the Introduction to Racing week you will:

Learn how to care for a racehorse day-to-day including mucking out, feeding and grooming

Understand the important role fitness plays for those who work in racing and participate in Jockey focused fitness sessions

Experience the training riders of racehorses are put through on mechanical racehorse simulators, with the opportunity to transfer that to a horse later in the week

Learn what happens on race day with a visit to a Race meeting

The course will last for five days and four nights consecutively – you will stay in our hostel accommodation on site with access to a communal room to socialise

No experience with horses is necessary to attend, you will develop new skills over the duration of the week

There will be organised group activities taking place in the evenings including quizzes and hostel job responsibilities

The British Racing School is a Charitable Foundation and the provision of the Introduction to Racing Weeks are kindly supported by the Gerald Leigh Charitable Trust.

For more information on the British Racing School, please visit:

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Play in the park 2023 – Chigwell, Essex

Join us this summer in the park where we will offer play in the park, its free to attend!

Play in the park is incredibly important for the community on various levels.

Here are some reasons why:

Social Interaction: Parks provide a space for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and interact. It fosters a sense of community, allowing individuals to connect with their neighbours, make new friends, and build social bonds. Children, in particular, benefit from the opportunity to develop their social skills by engaging in cooperative play with other kids.

Physical Health: Parks offer open spaces and recreational facilities that encourage physical activity. They provide opportunities for people to engage in outdoor sports, games, jogging, walking, cycling, and other forms of exercise. Regular physical activity has numerous health benefits, such as reducing the risk of obesity, improving cardiovascular health, and enhancing overall well-being.

Mental Well-being: Spending time in the park can have a positive impact on mental health. Being surrounded by nature and green spaces has been shown to reduce stress, alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, and improve overall mental well-being. Parks provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and offer a serene environment where individuals can relax, unwind, and rejuvenate.

Family Bonding: Parks offer a family-friendly environment where parents, children, and extended family members can spend quality time together. It provides an opportunity for families to engage in recreational activities, have picnics, play games, and enjoy each other’s company. These shared experiences help strengthen family bonds and create lasting memories.

Community Cohesion: Parks serve as a common gathering place for community events and celebrations. They provide a venue for festivals, concerts, cultural activities, and other community-oriented events. Such gatherings promote a sense of belonging, unity, and pride among community members, fostering a stronger and more connected neighborhood.

Environmental Education: Parks often showcase natural elements, such as trees, plants, and wildlife. They offer an opportunity for environmental education and awareness. Children and adults alike can learn about ecosystems, biodiversity, conservation, and sustainable practices. This knowledge can inspire individuals to become more environmentally conscious and take actions to protect and preserve the natural world.

In summary, play in the park is vital for the community as it promotes social interaction, physical health, mental well-being, family bonding, community cohesion, and environmental education. Parks serve as inclusive spaces where individuals can come together, enjoy recreational activities, and create a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant community.

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Future Ready Mentoring Project

Future Ready Fund

The Mayor of London’s Sport team, in collaboration with the Violence Reduction Unit, has launched a sport and mentoring intervention program to support young people who are at risk of exclusion or those affected by violence during their transition from primary to secondary education. This initiative is part of the Mayor’s London Recovery missions, which prioritises Building Strong Communities and New Deal for Young People initiatives.

Youth Unity will be providing an after-school sports and mentoring program the Thamesmead area of London for children in years 5 and 6 who are experiencing difficulties or have been excluded from school. The program aims to boost the children’s self-esteem, self-confidence, and engagement with education.

The program will continue when the child transfers to secondary school, with the same trusted adult and activity to help them adjust to their new environment. Community sport coaches will receive training and support from the Mayor’s office, including mentoring, mental health, trauma-informed training, and support for young people with diverse needs. The Skills Builder Partnership platform will play a fundamental role in the success of this program. It aims to develop essential skills in young people to support their educational and career aspirations and positively impact their lives. The program will reflect essential skill development through its practices and utilise the Skills Builder Partnership platform to demonstrate individual progression.

Our experience mentor will be delivering Basketball and sports sessions every Thursday as part of the delivery for this project


Peabody Community Outreach

Youth Unitywill be offering Sports, Music and Support Services to Young People in Thamesmead Moorings area every Thursday evening from 3.30pm

Youth Unity, in partnership with Peabody, is excited to announce a new initiative to provide young people in Thamesmead Moorings with opportunities to engage in sports, music, and receive support services. The initiative aims to promote physical activity, creativity, and well-being among young people in the area.

The initiative will provide young people with the opportunity to engage in sports and music activities. Every Thursday, Youth Unity will bring a van to Thamesmead Moorings where young people can participate in football games or just hang out with the team. Additionally, we will at times bring our van that is equipped with music equipment for those who are passionate about music to learn how to make beats.

To promote well-being and provide additional resources, Youth Unity will also offer a signposting service for both parents and young people in the local area. The service will signpost to support services such as mental health services, housing advice, and employment opportunities.

To ensure the program’s success, Youth Unity has partnered with Peabody, a local community housing association. The partnership is working to provide the necessary resources and support to make the initiative well-supported and sustainable.

If you are a young person in Thamesmead Moorings, come and join us every Thursday to engage in sports, music, and receive support services. Parents and members of the community are also welcomed to come and learn more about the program and receive signposting services.

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Football4Impact Phase 2

FOOTBALL4iMPACT is an international non-profit organisation that uses football (soccer) as a tool for social change. The organisation aims to promote social inclusion, gender equality, and education through football. FOOTBALL4iMPACT has various projects and initiatives, and recently Youth Unity’s, Paul McKenzie was involved with the production and documenting the filming of their amazing project, both in the UK and Genva. FOOTBALL4iMPACT aims to bring together young people from diverse backgrounds and promote unity and social cohesion through football.

Promoting social cohesion is crucial in today’s world, where there is often a lack of understanding and acceptance of different cultures, religions, and ethnicities. Sports, particularly football, have the power to break down barriers and bring people together. By promoting sports among young people and providing a safe and inclusive environment, organisations like FOOTBALL4iMPACT can create a positive impact on society.

FOOTBALL4iMPACT’s initiatives are a great example of how sports can be used as a tool for social change.

To find out more please click the link

The amazing team behind this project –
the students are from Ecolint International School of Geneva

Paul McKenzie who is our Creative Director, was honoured to be invited by the team from FOOTBALL4iPACT,  rather than write about his experiences, just take a look at the filming, as always he managed to capture the energy of all the young people involved whilst ensuring that their voices are heard!

Paul McKenzie’s, who is our Creative Director, was honoured to be invited by the team from FOOTBALL4iMPACT,  rather than write about his experiences, just take a look at the filming, as always he managed to capture the energy of all the young people involved whilst ensuring that their voices are heard!


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Podcasting can create and promote important discussions in a safe and comfortable environment. Podcasting can also be a valuable tool in the therapeutic process and has been proven to aid several confidence issues. 

Our aim for this project Men Tell All is to create an atmosphere for predominantly men of all ages and backgrounds to feel comfortable communicating their challenges, experiences, and emotions.  A platform to communicate their thoughts and experiences on a broad spectrum of topics relating to relationships, mental health, and personal growth in a safe environment. 

Podcasts with male presenters or guests that honestly express their struggles with mental health or emotional difficulties can help reduce stigma and encourage other guys to seek the support they need, as well as for the listeners who just might feel alone and need to talk. Podcasting can foster a sense of community and support.

Although podcasting may not be enough to eliminate all the challenges that prevent men from addressing their mental wellbeing, we can however offer a safe space to come together and a place to offer signposting to the right resources to seek guidance and help.  We will over the course of the project be inviting professionals people 

All the sessions will be led by Paul McKenzie who is a podcaster and public speaker with a wide range of expertise in helping people to communicate more effectively. 

Paul McKenzie has also made an award-winning short film addressing mental health, SICK the Movie

Our aim to coach two young people to lead on the podcasting to ensure we can continue the journey long after the project end.

The interviews can be face to face and also remotely over the telephone

This project has been funded by MIND in West Essex

Please complete the form if you would like to be involved ...


The BubbleDome


The DOME is 50×50 ft and can comfortably hold up to 100 standing, and around 60 with a bar and 40 with four tables of 10

We have access to music for all genres and age groups.

We also can supply entertainment live music, and much more

We are able to create a tent tailored to the needs of each client. Create structures together with the client , taking into account the wishes and preferences.

it takes approximately 1 hour to errect

Everything  is possible. The space is open to creativity and its possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

We hire furniture and lighting at an additional cost

We supply a generator to power the DOME when there is no electricity supply, but this is to power the DOME ONLY 

We will supply you with a risk assessment sheet to ensure your guests are safe, but we are able to put the DOME on most spaces

Yes at an additional charge

We hold a public liability insurance for the event space and will need to discuss if you are hiring this DOME to charge tickets.

Booking Terms & Conditions

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Ninefield Friday Night Sessions

Friday Night Sessions at Ninefields Estate

On Friday nights for a limited period, Youth Unity are hosting a range of activities. Sports will be used to properly engage with young people. 

There will be a sports coach present to get the young people moving and engaged. We aim to get them involved, on their feet and ready to have fun.

BoothBus will be present on some sessions for those who are more passionate about music. The bus is equipped with a fully functioning studio and acts as a space where young people can learn the fundamentals on how to make beats.

A safe space for young people to have fun, in an environment where they can be themselves.

We can signpost both parents and young people to services for support, in the local area.

Working in partnership with Epping Forest District Council as part of the wider Safer Streets project

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Media Sessions @The Youth Unity Hub located in Ashford Kent

Media Hub came to Ashford in the February school half term 

A safe space for young budding musicians that is mobile, and can be accessible anywhere. The bus has been transformed into a fully functioning studio, with new equipment. The Bus can pull up anywhere for a session with anyone who needs it, from professional artists to school children who want to learn how to make music. The emphasis is on the young generation coming up and supporting them, and giving back to the community.

Street Interviews, we will be taking to the streets filming short vlogs with members of the community.  Our aim is to get a wider snapshot of how the community is coping with the current climate, rise in fuel costs, the strikes and sadly the rise in series youth violence.

What they would like to see change in the borough?

Although these are serious topics we will work to ensure that these are engaging and positive as possible whilst giving a real voice to the community.

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Youth Unity will be part of this great initiative by way of filming. Paul McKenzie will be capturing all the of the events over the course of the week.

An opportunity to combine young people from very different backgrounds and encourage them to come together through their common love of football.

Visit their website for more information on how they are brining young people together through the love of football.