Project Athena

Project Athena was established in February 2017, providing a girls-only night for young women (aged 11 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 6:30pm to 9pm

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.

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To register for this programme, please scan or click on the QR code above and complete our membership form. If you have any problems, please visit us at 221 Walmer Road, W11 or see below for our contact details.


For more information please contact:

The Rugby Portobello Trust
221 Walmer Road
W11 4EY

Youth Team Co-ordinator: Ruddy Adu-Sarfo
P: 0207 229 2928

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