Premier League Kicks
Football has a magical ability to connect and energise communities. It also often helps those people who have fewer chances in life. The ‘Kicks’ project connects with disaffected youngsters in areas identified by West Yorkshire Police as “hotspots” for anti-social behaviour and crime.
Children and young people aged 5 to 19 are given with the opportunity to take part in a team sport, meet new people,enjoy exercise and socialise with peers in a safe, stable environment. Our scheme delivers a wide range of sessions and courses including football, health, social inclusion and educational programmes.
- Offered over 40 weeks per year, every year
- Regular liaison with local schools and youth agencies
- Progressions into volunteering
- Qualification in Sports Leaders UK Level 1 Award
- Opportunities for employment
- Reduce crime and anti-social behaviour
- We have a regular steering group with representatives from West Yorkshire Police, Leeds Youth Service, , West Yorkshire Fire Service, Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group, Leeds City Council, Housing Association, Breeze and Network Rail
- Our intervention helps reduce crime, increasing volunteering and provide re-education
- Since inception, the Foundation has worked with over 1,600 children and young people who are 'at-risk' or who were involved in anti-social behaviour.