Be a part of the award winning Coventry City Kicks project with Sky Blues in the Community...
The football season may have ended for many, but 47 Clubs from both the Premier League and Football League were represented by a total of 70 teams of young people who took to the pitches at The Jeffrey Humble Playing Fields in Liverpool hoping to claim the last bit of silverware this season, the Premier League Kicks Cup.
The Under 16 mixed competition was won by West Ham United who beat Newcastle United 1-0 in the final whilst in the girls’ event Newcastle United beat Wigan Athletic on penalties.
The Premier League Kicks Cup is the culmination of a season-long community programme run by the Premier League and Sport England in disadvantaged areas, to allow those who traditionally do not participate in organised sporting activities the use of facilities and equipment.
The Premier League Kicks programme began in 2006 as a pilot project in London between the Premier League and the Metropolitan Police with the aim of using football to bring communities together and to engage with young people. Today 50 Premier League and Football League clubs run local community-based sessions, which have engaged over 42,795 young people this season.
In Coventry, Sky Blues in the Community have been running a Kicks project since 2012. The Coventry City Kicks project has gone from strength to strength, with over 200 young people attending any one session at a time.
The local project has worked with over 600 young people since last September and has won awards, including being named the 'Community Project of the Year' at the 2013 CSW Sports Awards, and winner of the Coventry Partnership Community Cohesion Award for young people in 2014.
The Coventry City Kicks project runs at three venues in Coventry, with five sessions taking place every week.