Premier League Kicks began as a pilot in London between the Premier League and Metropolitan Police in 2006, with the aim of using football to bring communities together and engage with young people. The vision was to "build safer, stronger, more respectful communities through the development of young peoples' potential", getting to youngsters who had previously proven difficult to reach and guiding them towards a range of healthy and constructive activities.
The Wolves Premier League Kicks programme began in 2010 and continues to grow, successfully playing a significant role in young people's lives across Wolverhampton. The Wolves Kicks Project in partnership with West Midlands Police offers the young people in the area a safe place to come and play football as well as undertake educational workshops.
The Kicks programme regularly gives participants opportunities they may not have received without it, for example 10 young people from our sessions make up part of the clubs match day ball crew. Several Kicks participants have gone onto become volunteers and then on again to become lead coaches on Kicks sessions showing them that there are opportunities to progress and improve themselves.
Our PL Kicks sessions give young people the opportunity to have access to high quality football sessions whilst enabling them to socialise and play football with their friends.
They are free and there is no need to book a place - just turn up and play!
For more information please contact Luke Shearing on 01902 828366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org