We use the power of sport to repair broken lives and build a stronger future for young people. All our objectives are delivered through the range of innovative programmes below.

2nd Chance Project

The 2nd Chance Project uses the power of sport to engage in innovative ways with people in custody and support their personal development and desistance from crime.

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Author: James Mapstone

Coachmakers

Coachmakers create chances by training professional and aspiring young sport and health coaches, gym and fitness instructors, tutors and mentors to help build a stronger future for young people.

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Author: James Mapstone

Pause and Engage

The Pause & Engage programme provides a one-to-one mentoring service for young people at risk exclusion from school and those highlighted as 'at-risk' of offending.

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Author: James Mapstone

National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime

The NASDC convenes key stakeholders to support the delivery of best practice, policy and strategy. It also provides a global platform to share learning, information and celebrate success.

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Author: James Mapstone

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Latest News

  • Seal of approval

    The 2nd Chance Group’s work has been praised in several independent studies and used as evidence to support increased investment in sport for the desistance from crime. Read more

  • Our Ambassador's message

    Rt. Hon. Lord McNally says the “buzz” of sport can offer a gateway out of a life of crime, break the cycle of re-offending and offer a crucial support network. Read more

  • How it all began

    Our Founder’s vision was formed in the PE Department at HMP & YOI Ashfield, and has seen 2nd Chance Group become national leaders in the use of sport for the desistance from crime. Read more

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