Premier League Kicks
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 young people 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.
The Bees in the community team have delivered the Premier League Kicks programme for over 10 years now. The project has been a nationwide success. With the project engaging more than 300,000 young people at hundreds of venues across the country. Sixty-nine professional clubs, including Barnet FC’s community team in the Premier League and English Football League (EFL) are now supported to deliver the programme via the Premier League Charitable Fund.
Bees in the Community Premier League Kicks delivery is based on our four key values that all lessons must allow and include the following:
-Participant Ownership & Self Development
-Challenging and Engaging
-Creativity & Team Work
-Motivating and Inspiring
All of the above values aim to create a safe, progressive and enjoyable environment for the children and young people who attend our Premier League Kicks sessions. Through our staff’s implementation of this in their work we should create a space for our participants to grow as individuals and develop a fun and accessible setting for all.
The purpose of the Bees in the community’s Premier League Kicks project is to develop and environment that allows young people to:
- Regularly participate in social sporting activities
- Develop confidence and their own self belief
- Improve their physical and mental wellbeing
- Progress through footballing pathways including playing, volunteering and coaching
- Be inspired & engaged to challenge them self-further
- Develop their skills and knowledge, both personal and sporting
- Contribute to stronger, safer and more inclusive communities.