Our Stories

Active Fusions’ charity insights are based upon the experiences of tens of thousands of disadvantaged young people living in communities across South Yorkshire.

Below are just some of the many stories that have emerged during Active Fusion’s 20 years of helping young people to transform their lives through sport.

George’s Story

“Camp has been amazing. I have enjoyed spending time with my friends whilst learning new sports and skills.”

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Aleksy’s Story

Debbie has been an amazing tutor. She’s approachable and I feel comfortable going to her with any questions.”

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Wren’s Story

Wren has developed her confidence in PE and has begun taking a leadership role within activities.”

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N’s Story

“It has been nice to see Child N progress as a person and develop his skills.”

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Jack’s Story

“Jack was a pleasure to have on camp and we are super pleased with the progression he made.”

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I’s Story

“Child I has been a great example of a good leader and continues to grow in confidence.”

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Ellie’s Story

Watching Ellie’s journey from her first steps onto Fusion Camp to her current days has been truly remarkable.”

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Branton’s Story

It’s inspiring to see how this program fosters confidence and empowers our young leaders to make a positive impact.”

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Michael’s Story

Micky’s confidence has grown so much these past couple of months and all I can say is thank you, especially to Tea!”

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A Brothers’ Story

Both brothers are very engaged and a joy to have on camp. They have both made a noticeable addition to the children at Thurnscoe camp.”

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Lily’s Story

Lily was a pleasure to meet and we are pleased that she became the best version of herself during the two days she spent on Fusion Camp.”

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Niamh’s Story

Doing this course has made me more confident and I have gained self-belief so that I can put my mind towards something successful in the future.”

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Alfie’s Story

“Alfie has learnt social skills by coming to Fusion Camp which he transfers over into his everyday life. Coming to camps has also benefited Alfie’s confidence which allows him to engage more effectively in PE at school.”

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Bridie’s Story

“Each time that Bridie comes back to Fusion Camp she grows even more in confidence and interpersonal skills. It’s great to see her interacting with the other children and making new friends each camp.”

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Callum’s Story

“Not only has Callum improved in his capability in PE but he has also grown as a person. It has been a pleasure to work with Callum and gain his trust. It’s been such a rewarding journey and I feel confident for his future.”

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Harry’s Story

“I would personally recommend becoming an AF apprentice because they give you a range of unique learning experiences.”

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Esme’s Story

“During her first camp experience, Esme effortlessly embraced the challenges, revealing a newfound confidence.”

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C’s Story

“I cannot rate your team enough. Both Oliver and Tea have gone above and beyond to provide a welcoming environment.”

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Mia’s Story

“Mia’s transition showcases her social nature and her genuine joy in interacting with both the charity and the other children.”

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F’s Story

“Fusion Streets demonstrates the impactful ways in which sports can empower and transform the lives of young individuals.”

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Kian’s Story

“Kian has blossomed and become a very confident young person with and eagerness to learn from others around him.”

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T’s Story

“The child transformed into a confident and sociable individual, with this change evident through their increased involvement in activities.”

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A Cousins’ Story

“I enjoy making friends and dancing with my cousin. It is fun and motivates me! We come straight to Fusion Youth after school and it’s so much fun.”

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Ellie’s Story

“Coach Tom worked through a leadership booklet with me, and it was cool to see where I was to begin with and where I was at the end.”

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Mathew’s Story

“I really like Fusion Camp; we get to go outside, play, and make friends. It made me feel happier than ever because it was such a great time. I want to come back because I love this place so much!”

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R’s Story

“R flourished from being a disruptive and disengaged student to a smiley and hardworking one. It was a pleasure watching them progress. It was great to see this transformation.”

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Beatrice’s Story

“I am now more interested in activities due to the coaches making it sound so exciting! Fusion Camp was amazing, it was so much fun and the Active Fusion coaches made it so amazing.”

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Keira’s Story

“Keira’s commitment and dedication to the Unified Leaders program have been truly remarkable. Her unwavering spirit, willingness to collaborate and resilience have been an inspiration to us all.”

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Sam’s Story

I have improved my communication, from talking to peers and giving them instructions just from volunteering. I would recommend Active Fusion for anyone searching for volunteering opportunities.”

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Noah’s Story

Noah is a prime example of a child that has benefited from Fusion Camps. He continues to return to our camps each half-term and it’s great to see him develop both in his sporting abilities and as a person.”

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Callum’s Story

Callum’s journey is a testament to his determination and the support of mentors like Kingsley. His commitment has rewarded him with a great opportunity.”

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Alexander’s Story

Camp helped me make friends and learn skills such as teamwork and how to win and lose games fairly and with respect. I enjoyed trying wheelchair basketball.”

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Kaitlynn’s Story

“Kaitlynn’s progression has been remarkable! From her first tentative steps on the field to confidently participating in basketball games and leading her team.”

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H’s Story

“Not only did Fusion Camp help promote healthy habits within H’s
lifestyle, but the camps also helped them stay in a normal, stable routine throughout the school break.”

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Dylan’s Story

The mixed group are now so much more engaged and love to participate in the new sports. The power of coaching helped Dylan feel more confident when doing PE.”

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Dawid’s Story

Since Dawid has joined the team, he has grown so much. He transitions from Primary into Secondary delivery seamlessly and is more confident to grow and build relationships.”

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Demi’s Story

The activities that were planned got us involved, it was well thought out and gave me a chance to grow my skills – which I am fortunate for. I have loved being involved!”

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Georgia’s Story

“Georgia has grown to be a successful leader and a better role model. She is learning to be a more mature, confident coach and is now teaching her knowledge to her peers.”

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Toby’s Story

The Community Leaders project has had such a positive impact on Toby’s mindset. His confidence has increased significantly in both at school and within his coaching.

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Lily-Ann’s Story

“I loved learning about food and why it’s important to eat healthy food. I tried so many new things and would definitely like to try making the food at home with my Mum and Dad.”

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Ben’s Story

“I enjoy giving my time to help children stay active as I feel that sport brings them together. I love having the opportunity to work with Active Fusion and can’t wait to change more lives for the better.”

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Freya’s Story

“I just loved the whole experience. I wouldn’t have wanted my transition from school to work to be any different. Active Fusion have made the jump into the workplace so smooth for me.”

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Pheonix’s Story

“I definitely recommend Fusion Youth sessions, especially to students looking to make new friends and for something extra to do after school.”

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Bryson’s Story

“The Active Fusion coaches and participating in after-school clubs have both had such a positive impact on my son, he is now far more confident in himself.”

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Rodney’s Story

I’ve enjoyed working with Dan. He’s an excellent coach, I’ve learnt a lot from him and hopefully, the skills he’s taught me will help me in the future.”

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Do you have a story that you’d like to share with us? Please email info@activefusion.org.uk