ACN has established a great team in East Manchester, based in Miles Platting. Our journey began here in 2010. By 2013 it became clear that we were providing an invaluable service to the area’s young people and, thanks to our partnership with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation, we were able to continue our good work based on the advice of local strategic partners.

Today the young people we engage with are offered fun, healthy and inspiring sports activities, ranging from dance to football and basketball. We also provide mentoring, support and the chance to gain recognised accreditations. Our workshops provide information on healthy living and making positive personal choices. We’re also getting young people ready for the world of work through volunteering.


Sessions run six days a week (Monday to Saturday) at Ten Acres Lane Sports Complex in Newton Heath, the Manchester Tennis & Football Centre in Ancoats and Wright Robinson Sports College in Gorton. All sessions are free to attend.

Our trusted partners at Manchester City Council, Eastlands Trust, Manchester Community Giants Basketball Team and TDS Dance are an important part of what we do – we really couldn’t meet the bespoke needs of Manchester’s young people without them.