Last week saw the launch of the new Premier League Kicks, the Premier Leagues flagship community programme.
The programme gives young people access to free football sessions, sports sessions, and workshops providing them with opportunities, support and pathways to achieve their full potential. Accrington Stanley community staff work closely with young people and local authorities including police to create stronger safer and more inclusive communities.
Aimed at eight-to-18-year-olds, Kicks engages young people in positive activities through their passion for football, whilst also addressing topics covering everything from equality and inclusion to youth violence and knife crime.
Premier League support will see the programme grow so that 90 Premier League, EFL and National League clubs are able to deliver sport and education sessions in hundreds of local communities where projects are needed most. With a focus on integration, equality and inclusion, thousands more girls will be engaged, and clubs will deliver ever more inclusive sessions.
The next three years of the programme will also see more targeted provision for young people requiring extra support. Working in partnership with Children in Need, 48 professional football clubs will provide mentorship and guidance to young people, inspiring them to realise their potential.
Accrington Stanley Community Trust are launching their community based sessions to engage more young people from all backgrounds, ethnicity, gender and disabilities. All of our sessions are inclusive and free of charge to encourage more youngsters to engage in sport in Hyndburn area.
Details of our sessions are:
Mondays – 5pm at Stanley Sports Hub
Tuesdays – TBC
Thursdays – TBC
Fridays – 6pm at Hyndburn Leisure Centre