Widely recognised as one of the best and most established programmes of its type in the world, Premier League Kicks celebrated its 15-year anniversary in Season 2021/22.
It was formed in partnership with the Metropolitan Police with the aim of involving young people in regular physical activity, to help create safer and more inclusive communities.
To date, almost half a million participants have benefited. Free weekly football sessions and educational workshops support young people aged 8 to 18 in some of the country's most deprived communities.
As part of an inclusive approach, the programme has increased its focus on engaging girls and disabled young people.
Former PL Kicks participants include Premier League players Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Declan Rice and Wilfried Zaha.
- Over 1 million hours of free Kicks sessions since its inception engaging more than 490,000 participants
- 90 professional football clubs across the Premier League, EFL and National League funded to run weekly sessions supporting young people to achieve their potential.
- 38 per cent attendees from ethnically diverse backgrounds and 25 per cent female
- Delivery across more than 1,000 venues, with 60 per cent of delivery taking places in the top 30% most deprived communities in the country
- 21,000+ volunteers, with 20 per cent of workforce former participants
- 36 police forces engaged
- Total Premier League investment over £66 million