With the Premier League extending its commitment to Premier League Kicks for the next three years, clubs are sharing how the programme is benefiting their local communities.
Nick Phillips started going to PL Kicks sessions run by City in the Community in Manchester in 2009 after hearing about them from a youth worker.
"We just loved it," he says. "It was a safe space to play football and enjoy yourself. It's given me a new lease of life."
During his time with the programme, Nick has made the transition from participant to coach and is now giving support and guidance to a new generation of young people.
"I am a great example of what Kicks is," he says. "I get to give back everything it gives me, so that's huge."
One of the people Nick has worked with is Kenzie Rowe, who was low on confidence when she joined Kicks but is now a volunteer and is regarded as a role model to the other participants.
"The coaches mean a lot to me because they have helped me through a lot," she says. "They're very inspirational to me."
Premier League Kicks gives young people access to free sports sessions and workshops, providing them with support to achieve their full potential.
The extended Premier League commitment will allow 90 Premier League, EFL and National League clubs to deliver the programme in communities where it is needed most.
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