Crawley Kicks is a free weekly football session for young people aged 8-19. The project aims to support young people using football and the power of sport to motivate. To do this, Kicks provides positive, structured activities which aim to prevent crime and antisocial behaviour and help them lead a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Since the programme it began nationally in the season of 2006/07, more than 440,000 young people have participated in Premier League Kicks football and multi-sport sessions held at community venues across England and Wales. The programme started with four pilot clubs and is now run across 936 venues by 90 Premier League, English Football League and National League sides – all funded by the Premier League.
Locally in Crawley, our Premier League Kicks programme aims to support young people with positive, structured activities which aim to help them lead a healthier, more active lifestyle through a variety of activities and venues.
All Kicks sessions are for those aged 8 – 18 and is FREE to attend any of our sessions around Crawley. These sessions include our Maidenbower Kicks session from 4:30pm to 6pm every Monday, our partnered Kicks sessions with Crawley Community Youth Service at Dormans Youth Centre every Wednesday and Bewbush Youth Centres every Thursday.
Friday being our busiest day for PL Kicks, we hold our female only session for girls 8 - 18 years to come along and play football. The session is inclusive and with no previous experience of football required, our sessions provide support where necessary. The sessions run every Friday, 6pm - 7pm at The People's Pension Stadium.
Additionally, we run our Premier League Kicks, Broadfield session from 7pm to 8:30pm. Currently this session is catered for participants aged 14+ from in and around the Crawley community.
Please ensure you have appropriate clothing and footwear for the session & bring your own water bottle for all sessions, especially moving into the summer months.
Matt Calver, Community Development Coordinator said this about the Kicks initiative, “Kicks is a fantastic session designed to help young people improve their socials skills in a fun and competitive environment. No previous skills are needed, just come down and join in at one of our sessions.”
For more information or to sign up for this week’s sessions, visit our website today - https://www.ctcommunityfoundation.com/premier-league-kicks
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