Brian Hamlin LLB
Guinness Partnership Limited
Brian Hamlin LLB is a community Partnership Manager working for a national housing provider Guinness Partnership Limited. He works strategically across some of the country’s most deprived wards identifying local needs and aspirations. Working closely with private and public sectors he creates mechanisms that support communities and individuals to be safe and successful.
“I feel privileged to support VCB approach to the community success by highlighting good practice and stakeholder services. I firmly believe in social movement and community development as these are the cornerstones of what we all strive for happy, healthy and strong communities.” – Brian Hamlin LLB
Michael Wallace is a serving Metropolitan Police Officer working in Community and Youth Engagement, who co-founded KickOffAt3 (CIC) in 2017, before the value of connectedness and relationships for vulnerable young people became accepted wisdom. The unique element derives from recognising how team sports provide unique stable relationships youngsters often lack.
The KickOffAt3 ethos revolves around Community Youth Engagement of disaffected and disadvantaged. exceeding the “youth diversion model” by establishing a core of long-lasting relationships between young people (15-17) and local police leads, driven by imaginative combinations of sport, music, and fundraising for several demographically relevant health and well-being charities.
In partnership with Royal Air Force Recruitment Teams they facilitate career opportunities and will continue to remove cultural, financial and societal barriers to accessing training or employment. KickOffAt3’s reach has grown 17 tournaments of 1800 youth players, facilitated by 150 volunteers. All but Wales, the UK is fully covered as is Eire. More Police Authorities will join this season, several beyond the UK.
“You run faster alone but you go further as a group” – Michael Wallace