To reduce conflict within the London borough of Haringey.
To provide sporting opportunities that bind different groups of young people together.
To help individuals feel satisfied with their life, recognise what they excel in, use their strengths to fulfil pursuits, and become contributing members of society.
HR Sports Academy is a Community Interest Company dedicated to building a brighter future for children and young people by enhancing the quality of their sporting, educational and work experiences through the provision and promotion of a range of sport-related activities.
We want to ensure young people live healthy and active lives and be the best they can be by providing them with the best resources possible.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for young people to use as a catalyst for positive youth development and success.
We deliver wide a wide range of projects that uses sport in a way to attract and sustain children and young people to our provisions and enable them to gain benefits from our services.
Siblings Mickela Hall-Ramsay and Christian Hall-Ramsay are the directors of the multi-award winning social enterprise, HR Sports Academy.
Founder, Mickela Hall-Ramsay created the company having achieved a first-class honours degree in Sports Science and Masters in Sport Management. Her passion for developing young people intensified during her time at university, where she focused on the impact sports has on positive youth development. The sudden death of her sister, the rise in youth gun and knife crime, her experiences, ambition, and dedication to hard work culminated in the birth of her company in 2008 and its registration as a Community Interest Company in 2010.
Chris Hall-Ramsay at the age of 19 Chris was an Equipment Team Leader coordinating and accounting for all football equipment at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). He was later head hunted for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, instead he choose to use the knowledge gained from his 2012 experience to help develop the family business. In 2015, Chris founded the award winning HR United (HRU) Football Club (FC).
Mickela and Christian’s sister was born with Down syndrome. Following her death they were motivated to help others realise how valuable their life is, their potential and to live without limit. Both are extremely passionate about sport and using it as a catalyst for positive youth development and success, as it had done wonders for them.
HR Sports Academy is dedicated to building a brighter future for disadvantaged children and young people. The company delivers a range of activities/opportunities directly and indirectly related to sport to help disadvantaged individuals acquire skills which will allow them to positively develop and succeed in life. HR Sports Academy delivers quality sports sessions, sports education, and community development programmes to schools and disadvantaged communities in London, and has touched the lives of over 30,000 participants. The provisions have a positive impact on participant’s mental and physical health, behaviour, community cohesion, youth crime, anti-social behaviour, social exclusion, educational attainment, employment and inequality.
In 2014 Mickela was one of the faces of a business booklet ‘Made in Tottenham’ which was a bid to inspire others to start, build and grow their own business. The company directors have developed a unique skill of identifying, encouraging, inspiring and positively developing children and young people. Their tenacity and crusade to create limitless opportunities for young people has been recognised by BBI UK Enterprise Minds Awards and Haringey Community Expo and Community Impact Award. In 2017 HR United FC won Voluntary and Community Sector Newcomer 2017 at the Haringey Community Expo and Community Impact Award. Mickela has recently won Social Enterprise of the Year Winner at the Precious Awards 2018 and was a Rising Star Finalist at the Black British Business Awards 2018.