Premier League Kicks2021-08-31T14:46:06+00:00

Crewe Alexandra FC & Alexandra Soccer & Community Association

Premier League Kicks Initiative Starts with a visit from the Lord Mayor Cllr Benn Minshall

Premier League Kicks is a flagship community program that uses sports participants to help young people in some of the most vulnerable areas, see story below the video Crewe Alexandra Premier League Kicks 

 

Crewe Alex Premier League Kicks.

For the last 14 years, Premier League Kicks has been working in local communities to inspire thousands of young people.

PL Kicks started in 2006 and has a long history of using the power of football and the value of sports participation to help youngsters in some of the most high-need areas.

By engaging them in constructive activities, including a wide variety of sports, coaching, music, and educational and personal development sessions, communities up and down the country have been transformed with impressive football and sports participation rates and the authorities reporting significant reductions in anti-social behaviour in the areas in which it is delivered. Over 175,000 young people will engage in the programme between 2019-2022.

The scheme has enabled thousands of youngsters to find routes into education, training, and employment with volunteering being a key component.

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, up to 48 professional football clubs will provide mentorship and guidance to children and young people at risk of or affected by violence.

Crewe Alexandra Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks project is now into its 2nd year and provides ‘Free’ sports activities for 8–19-year-olds.

Delivered in the hearts of communities on local parks and in Community Centres, it takes activity to the doorsteps of children and young people who might not be able to attend otherwise.

Workshops are delivered on pertinent issues including – Knife Crime, Racism, and Hate crime, and Rail Safety.

The project works with key local partners including Cheshire East Everybody Leisure Department, Crewe Youth Offending teams, Housing Associations, Crewe Police and Crime Commissioner, Local Health Service providers, Kick It Out, Cheshire FA, YMCA, The Wishing Well Charity and local schools.

PL Kicks stated aims are to:

  • Increase playing, coaching, and officiating opportunities in football and a range of sports (8-18yrs)
  • Enhance physical and mental wellbeing, including self-esteem, ambition, and social skills
  • Strengthen communities with a culture of volunteering, social action, and positive role models – supporting education, training, and employment pathways (focusing on 16-25yrs)
  • Work in partnership with young people, the police, and other stakeholders to support the younger generation with the societal challenges they face (eg youth violence) and to improve community safety
  • Inspire young people to develop positive, supportive relationships with one another and the authorities
  • Promote integration and champion equality, diversity and inclusion

For more information please contact Matthew Halliwell, PL Kicks Co-ordinator, on 01270 216 682 or mhalliwell@crewealex.net

Photos of Crewe Alexandra FC at some of our sessions for Premier League Kicks

Premier League Girls Football

The Alexandra Soccer centre has been in partnership with the Premier league for a number of years. As Community trust we have been given a grant to try and engage females to participate in football within the local area.

Our target during the 2017- 2018 season is to promote Girls football within the local community. We run free Female sessions within schools and here at our local community centre. We are not just based in Crewe, we expand to Whitchurch, Congleton, Macclesfield, Sandbach, Holmes chapel and a variety of different venues.

As a community organisation we create opportunities for females to get involved within football, with Qualified and experience coaches we make sure female are happy and feel safe within our environment.