CACT’s Premier League Kicks projects ses the medium of sport to engage with young people and it is targeted at those living in communities where they are considered to be more vulnerable to crime either as victims or potential offenders.
The programme builds safer, stronger and more respectful communities through the development of young peoples’ potential, and engages youngsters who had previously proven difficult to reach and guides them towards a range of healthy and constructive activities.
A key objective is to break down barriers between police and young people and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the targeted areas.
The free sessions for 8 – 18-year-olds are proven to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and increase interest in sports while creating life-changing opportunities that lead young people to find employment and education.
- Woolwich Common Youth Club (SE18 4HE) - Mondays - 6pm - 8pm
- Bromley Green FC (TN24 0PQ) - Mondays - 6pm - 8pm
- Sporting Club Thamesmead (SE28 8NJ) - Mondays - 7:30pm - 9pm
- Sporting Club Thamesmead (SE28 8NJ) - Fridays - 6pm - 8pm
- Charlton Athletic Training ground (SE9 2EL) - Saturdays - 4pm - 6pm
Helen, whose daughter Mel has attended adapted Kicks sessions, said:
“Mel really enjoyed it: first time out the house in months, the first time I’ve seen her this happy. Just to be able to kick a ball on a pitch for the first time since March so thank you”.
Programme funded by Premier League.