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Project Athena for Girs & Young Women @ Rugby Portobello

Project Athena was established in February 2017, providing a girls-only night for young women (aged 10 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 6pm to 8.30pm

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.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Riley Taggart
Contact Position
Service Manager (Head of Children's Services)
 020 7229 2928
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Where to go

Rugby Portobello Club
221 Walmer Road
W11 4EY

Bus routes

  • 7 and 70 to Westbourne Park Road ( Portobello Road) or Ladbroke Grove station
  • 23 and 52, 228 & 452 to Blenheim Crescent or Ladbroke Grove station
  • 295 and 316 to St Ann's Road (Stoneleigh Place) or Latimer Road station
  • 31, 94 and 148 to Holland Park station


  • Holland Park (Central line), Ladbroke Grove, Latimer Road (Hammersmith & City)

Other Details


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Age Ranges
5-19 Years old
Last Updated 04/05/2021

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