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Premier League Kicks

 

Premier League Kicks is a flagship programme established by the Premier League in 2006 to encourage sports participation in youngsters from some of the most high-need areas within local communities.

The initiative offers free workshops and football and sports sessions to provide kids with the opportunities and support to reach their full potential.

In involves football club community organisations, such as WWSET, who work closely with young people and authorities within their local area. This includes ties with the police and other key partners in order to create a stronger, safer and more inclusive communities.

The programme encourages young people by getting them involved in constructive activities, such as a wide variety of sports, coaching projects, music, education and personal development. Since it’s conception Premier League Kicks has seen communities across the country transformed with greater football and sports participation rates and authorities reporting significant reductions in anti-social behaviour in the same area.

The programme started with four pilot projects. These were based at Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Fulham and Brentford. Since then it has engaged more than 300,000 young people at hundreds of venues across the country.

It also encourages thousands of youngsters to find routes into education, training and employment with volunteering offered in multiple fields.

Read the bio for Premier League Kicks below:

What is Premier League Kicks?

It’s a programme set-up to inspire children and young people to achieve their potential and improve their wellbeing, working together to build stronger, safer and more inclusive communities.

What’s their mission statement?

To use the reach and appeal of the Premier League and network of professional football clubs to regularly engage children and young people of all backgrounds and abilities in football, sport and personal development – providing a trusted, positive influence in high-need areas across England and Wales.

What are its aims?

To increase playing, coaching and officiating opportunities in football and a range of sports between the ages of eight to eighteen years.

To enhance physical and mental wellbeing, including self-esteem, ambition and social skills.

To strengthen communities with a culture of volunteering, social action and positive role models – supporting education, training and employment pathways (focusing on 16-25 years).

To work in partnership with young people, the police and other stakeholders to support the younger generation with the societal challenges they face and to improve community safety.

To inspire young people to develop positive, supportive relationships with one another and the authorities.

To promote integration and champion equality, diversity and inclusion.

WWSET receive funding from the Premier League to deliver the Kicks programme and have put together the following opportunities:

Clare Bassett – Senior Delivery Officer  (Premier League Programmes) had this to say about Premier League Kicks…

Kicks is a Premier League Funded project.  Kicks targets young people who have previously proven difficult to reach in our community. WWSETs Kicks program helps guide them towards a range of sporting activities, using football as the draw. Various workshops and sessions are delivered educating young people on issues they face on a day to day basis.


Girls Active

Where: Green Street Youth Centre, HP11 2RA

When: Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Who: Girls ages 12 – 18 years

Numbers: Currently limited to 6 participants, adhering to social distancing.

Booking: All bookings must be made online prior to the session. To secure a place you will need to book each session individually click here


Football

Where: Highcrest Academy, HP13 7QN (astroturf)

When: Fridays 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Who: Mixed ages 12- 18 years

Numbers: Currently limited to 28 participants.

Booking: All bookings must be made online prior to the session. We are taking block bookings for the first 8 weeks. To book a place please click here.


Football

Where: Cressex Football Centre, HP12 4QA

When: Saturdays

Session 1: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Session 2: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Who: Session 1: Mixed ages 8 – 12 years

Session 2: Mixed ages 13 – 18 years

Numbers: Each session currently limited to 28 participants

Booking: All bookings must be made online prior to the session. We are taking block bookings for the first 8 weeks. To book a place please click here.


All of the WWSET Premier League Kicks sessions start from the week beginning Tuesday 1st September.

They will continue during the academic terms and school holidays.

Each session is free to attend.

For further information please see the WWSET Premier League Kicks Flyer: Premier League Kicks Flyer