The Premier League Kicks programme provides sports sessions to young people aged 8-19 and is delivered in targeted areas of Stevenage. It was launched in 2006 and has a long history of using the power of football and the value of sports participation to help hard-to-reach youngsters in some of the most high-need areas.
By engaging youngsters in constructive activities, including a wide variety of sports, coaching, music and educational and personal development sessions, communities up and down the country have been transformed with impressive sports participation rates and the authorities reporting up to 50% reductions in anti-social behaviour in the areas in which it is delivered.
The scheme is funded by the Premier League and Sport England and focuses on getting children active through a variety of sports and aims to inspire more young people to get active in their local area and help them realise their potential from both a playing and life skills perspective.
The project helps to support young people to progress into positive pathways whilst working alongside partners to create safe and stronger communities. Awards, qualifications, and volunteering opportunities are also available as well as the chance to represent the Stevenage FC Foundation Kicks programme at tournaments against other Foundations and Trusts.
There are sessions in Baldock and Welwyn Garden City, and we are excited to announce we are also now in Stevenage. For more information on the Kicks programme, email firstname.lastname@example.org.