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Premier League Kicks Youth Summit at Crawley Town

Wednesday 18th August saw the first ever Premier League Youth Summit at The People’s Pension Stadium, with participants from our Premier League Kicks programme attending the event.

22 participants attended this event held at the stadium, where they were greeted by staff and took part in a small ice breaker session with flo-poet, Woodzy. Following this, participants were given the opportunity to take part in a Stadium tour, giving them behind the scenes exclusive access to Crawley Town FC’s home ground.

At 3pm, the Premier League launched their ‘Live Event’ which included 3 virtual challenges which were submitted and voted on throughout the event. Each challenge enabled participants to be creative and collaborate with Woodzy and Foundation staff to create some fantastic messages relating to ambition and racism within in their community.

The challenges included:

· Photography – Ambition. Young people were asked to capture an image that reflected the Premier League value ‘Ambition’.

· Recorded Message / Poem / Spoken Word / Rap to answering one of the following questions -

o What do you think your club could do to stop racism?

o What message would you share with a player who has experienced racism?

· Challenge 3 – What message would you share to local police about your programme or your community

After the ‘Live Event’ the participants took part in a brief questionnaire and quiz, to gather feedback about how the participants enjoyed the session and what they would like to see next time.

To wrap the evening up, in partnership with Domino’s Pizza, participants were able to have pizza, whilst filling out their forms to finish the day, as well as being presented with a certificate & pin badge to commemorate their participation in the PL Youth Summit.

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