In disadvantaged neighbourhoods in London young people are at risk for delinquency gang crime, drugs, and school-drop out. Track Academy (TA) uses athletics as a hook for young people at risk from age 8 – 21.
TA is more than an ordinary athletics club. Through athletics, education and mentoring, TA provides an environment in which young people from all walks of life can find direction and purpose for their future. Connie Henry, founder coach and director of the academy wants to give youngster more chances than the ones they were born in. TA has been life-changing for some athletes as a couple were on the verge of going to prison or getting kicked out of school.