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About the organisation

Not Just Football

Not Just Football aim to provide sport recreation and physical activities for all. We intend to:

- Have sports and physical activities for young people and senior citizens

- Promote and facilitate minority sports

- Provide sports and recreation education and training opportunities for all

- Provide sports therapy and sports medicine support for those who have limited finances

Would you like an opportunity to work with cyclists as a racing Soigneur, and work alongside sports therapy/physiotherapy and sports science students in a cycling team? Then this is the opportunity for you!

Role Aim: 

The aim is to be a part of the MDT that facilitates ARDP Hackney, an affiliate of Cycling Club Hackney. Ordinarily these young cyclists wouldn’t have access to Sports Science and Medicine expertise, resources or facilities.

ARDP stand for Aspiring Rider Development Project - with a specific focus on promoting cycling among ethnic minorities, women and refugees. There are 3 young men from Eritrea who are cycling for ARDP as well as a 1 young female, 2 Hackney-born boys from the African-Caribbean community.

We are currently looking a medical student to work alongside Sports Therapy and Sports Science Students to attend and support the Weekly drop in Clinic, as well as coming in on cycling race days to support the riders in the role of a Seigneur.

There will also be opportunities for Students to travel with riders in the UK and throughout Europe.


- To help manage and facilitate the Sports Injuries drop-in clinics alongside other students.

- To help facilitate appropriate health screening for the young cyclists.

- To act as 1st aid support on racing days

- To communicate with the other students, cycling coaches and senior members of ARDP Hackney.

Skills needed: 

1st aid skills, (1st aid qualification desirable, but not essential), communication skills, team work and multi tasking skills


1st aid training and cycling coaching training can be provided

Elsdale Community Centre Elsdale St, E9 6PW
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
The opportunity is available on Wednesdays and some weekends

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here