Project Athena

Project Athena was established in February 2017, providing a girls-only night for young women (aged 10 to 16) in order to help them navigate the incredibly difficult transitions between primary and secondary school and girlhood and womanhood.

Project Athena operates in term time on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8.30pm

All of our sessions offer young women opportunities to acquire technical or practical skills, but they also learn to speak up for themselves and voice their opinions without fear of being judged or ridiculed. Individual sessions have included fencing, self-defence, cooking, trampolining, goal ball, virtual reality workshops, make-up and hygiene talks, lessons on making natural beauty products, football, art and graffiti workshops, textile and fashion workshops and off-site trips.

Through Project Athena we are enabling young women to recognise their self-worth so they can decide for themselves how to shape their futures.


Register for Project Athena

If you would like to register for Project Athena, please follow the link below to register on our Magic Booking system. You will need to create an account for yourself (if you are 13+) or for your child(ren). Once you have entered your details, you will need to add 'Rugby Portobello Trust' as the centre you want to attend.

If you are already regsitered on Magic Booking, you won't have to register again. You will simply have to add ‘Rugby Portobello Trust’ as a centre and choose Project Athena as the session you want to book on to.

Click here to register for Magic Booking.



For more information please contact:

The Rugby Portobello Trust
221 Walmer Road
W11 4EY

Service Manager Leone Buncombe
P: 0207 229 2928

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