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.
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.
Where: Highcrest Academy, HP13 7QN (Sports Hall)
When: Fridays 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Who: 9 – 18 years old
Where: Cressex Football Centre, HP12 4QA (AstroTurf)
Session 1: 5:00pm – 6:00pm (9–13-year-olds)
Session 2: 6:00pm – 7:00pm (14–18-year-olds)
To find out more about our Premier League Kicks sessions CLICK HERE to access the flyer. If you are interested in attending our sessions or have any questions, please contact Luke Godfrey on email@example.com