We are a voluntary and non-profit organisation, that aims to provide a place where young people can come together to socialise in a friendly, safe and accessible environment.
Our mission is to inspire young people to pursue their goals, fit into a pressured society, and become reputable, motivated members of the community.
Our vision is to build a community where young people, no matter where they are in life's path, feel secure, valued, and supported.
OUR TEAM MEMBERS.
Founder, Director & Welfare Officer
Asha is a visionary leader and the driving force behind the success of her organization. As the founder and director, she has a clear vision for the future and works tirelessly to bring her goals to life. She leads by example and sets a high bar for all those around her. In addition to her role as director, Asha also serves as the welfare officer, showing her commitment to the well-being of everyone associated with the organization. She truly embodies the values of leadership and dedication, and her impact can be seen in the continued growth and success of her organization.
Director, Club Secretary & U16 Manager
Mohamed is a remarkable leader who runs the Dream Chaser Youth Club with great success. As the club's director, he ensures that everything runs smoothly and that all aspects of the club are functioning properly. In addition to his managerial duties, he also acts as the club's football coach, providing guidance and motivation to the players. He also takes his role as safeguarding officer very seriously, ensuring that all members of the club are protected and well-cared for. With his hardworking nature and passion for the club, Mohamed is a true asset to Dream Chaser Youth Club and an inspiration to all those around him.
Director, Club Manager, U18 Manager & First Aid
Hagi is a dynamic and capable individual who plays several crucial roles within his organisation. As the Director, he provides clear vision and leadership to his team. He is also the Club Manager, ensuring that the club runs smoothly and efficiently on a daily basis. His passion for football shines through in his role as the Football Coach, where he inspires and motivates his players to reach their full potential. As a certified First Aid practitioner, Hagi is always ready to respond in case of any emergencies, further demonstrating his commitment to the well-being of his team and club. Hagi's impressive range of skills and tireless dedication make him a valuable asset to his organisation and a true leader in his field.
Legal Adviser & HR
Ahmed is a crucial member of the Dream Chaser Youth Club team as both a legal advisor and HR representative. His legal expertise and attention to detail ensure that the organisation is operating within legal guidelines and protecting the rights of its members. In addition to his legal responsibilities, Ahmed also plays an important role in managing the organisation's human resources, including recruiting, hiring and training staff, and ensuring that all employees are treated fairly and with respect.
Social Media Manager
Sunanda is a talented and driven individual who brings a wealth of expertise to her role as Social Media Manager. With a Bachelor of Arts Honors in Digital Marketing from University College Birmingham, she has a deep understanding of the industry and how to effectively manage a brand's online presence. Sunanda has a keen eye for detail and a passion for creating compelling and engaging content that resonates with audiences. Her ability to stay up-to-date on the latest social media trends and strategies makes her a valuable asset to any organisation looking to expand its online reach. With her education and experience, Sunanda is poised to excel in her role as Social Media Manager and make a significant impact in the industry.
Director, Project Manager & First Aid
Faduma is a highly skilled and multi-talented individual who holds several important roles within her organisation. As the Director, she provides strategic direction and oversees the day-to-day operations. Her exceptional project management skills ensure that all projects are completed on time and to a high standard. Additionally, as a certified First Aid practitioner, Faduma is well- equipped to handle any emergency situations that may arise. Her diverse range of skills and dedication to her roles make her an invaluable asset to the organisation and a true leader in her field.
Yasin is a dedicated youth worker at Dream Chaser Youth Club Community. He is committed to empowering young people and providing them with the resources and support they need to succeed. His hardworking attitude, compassionate nature, and understanding of the needs of young people make him a valuable member of the team, who is able to make a positive impact in the lives of the youth he serves.
Seynabo is a dedicated youth worker at Dream Chaser Youth Club. She is committed to providing young people with the support and resources they need to succeed in life, and her compassionate and understanding approach to working with youth is evident in her daily work. Her hardworking attitude, ability to connect with young people and understanding of the challenges they face make her a valuable member of the team, who is able to make a positive impact in the lives of the youth she serves.
Advice & Guidance
Hibaaq Salad is an invaluable member of the Dream Chaser Youth Club community. With her unwavering dedication and a Master's degree in Accounting and Finance, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. Having previously worked in a nursery daycare, Hibaaq also possesses invaluable experience working with children. Her exceptional interpersonal skills shine through, thanks to her prior role in customer service. Currently, in her role in advice and guidance at Dream Chaser, Hibaaq goes above and beyond to assist individuals with various tasks, such as filling out forms and making calls on behalf of clients for housing benefits and other important matters. With her remarkable skill set and compassionate nature, Hibaaq is an indispensable asset to the Dream Chaser Youth Club community, providing invaluable support and guidance to those in need.
OUR YOUTH AMBASSADORS.
OUR LITTLE STORY.
Dream Chasers Youth Club was founded in 2016 by Ms Asha Ali Rage. She was motivated by the lack of opportunities, for the young children within the local community, to play sports in an orderly fashion, without the threats and harms now prevalent in urban environments.
She noticed how there was a lack of inexpensive sports facilities available within deprived areas and so she begun with a small group of neighbourhood children, taking them to play football in the various parks within the Bordesley Green and Small Heath areas.
A lone optimist, Ms Asha Ali Rage was driven to make a change. An individual who had a vision to gather the young people, mother them, and quite simply, have a kickabout.
She then decided to take it to the next step as the number of children present increased; renting the football pitches at the Small Heath Leisure Centre and employing a professional coach to provide football training sessions. After a short period of time Asha realised that she was in the perfect position to train as a qualified Football Association Coach, and as soon as she qualified, Asha started coaching boys and girls and young people (most of whom come from impoverished backgrounds, with unemployed single mothers who have limited means to fund suitable diversionary activities for their children outside of school).
This was now more than a kickabout – this was the start of the structural process, organisational progress, and the chance to reach out and really have an impact.
As since, Dream Chasers Youth Club has grown massively, with a huge increase in the number of children and young people accessing the service. Dream Chasers Youth Club now provides more than coaching for football; we offer a range of services to help the young people progress. Take a browse for yourself and see what is available.
Dream Chasers: Making Youths’ Dreams Come True