The Premier League is celebrating 15 years of its flagship community programme, Premier League Kicks.
More than 90 professional clubs in England and Wales have delivered free weekly football and sport sessions as well as educational workshops since the programme started in 2006/07 to about 440,000 youngsters.
They have been celebrating the 15th anniversary of Premier League Kicks by nominating a Premier League Kicks "Local Legend", somebody who has taken part in, volunteered or worked on the programme and has inspired others through their dedication, work ethic and own personal development.
#PLKicks has opened up a lot of opportunities for me 🗨️— Nottingham Forest Community Trust (@NFFC_Community) February 24, 2022
16-Year-Old India joined our Kicks' sessions last year and has flourished in confidence, joining our RTC programme and volunteering at numerous events 🙌
This is India's story 📹 @PLCommunities pic.twitter.com/FN1fBJOGdm
"I want to give back to the community I live in and teach others how they can be safe and street smart"🗣️#PLKicks has seen Ibby go from a participant, to volunteer and now a integral part of our staff team👏— Cardiff City FC Foundation (@CCFC_Foundation) February 14, 2022
Watch his story⬇️#OurClubChangesLives💙 pic.twitter.com/M4mybpNSKT
As part of the #PLKicks 15 year anniversary we have been celebrating the recent achievements of Community Engagement Coach, Phil Bowker.— FTFC Community Trust (@FTFCCommunity) February 23, 2022
He has now been awarded with his very own panini card!🏆
Well done, Phil!🤝 pic.twitter.com/nV7ifuQNTv
⚽️🏆 Axel Muhire named Sheffield United's Premier League Kicks "Local Legend" as community programme marks 15-year anniversary.— Sheffield United Community Foundation (@CommunitySUFC) February 22, 2022
🔗 https://t.co/YyuyGVdQEB#PLKicks | @PLCommunities pic.twitter.com/KDGEOIGB02
👏 Kyran Graham has been named as a Premier League Kicks “Local Legend” by Leyton Orient Trust as part of the programme’s 15-year anniversary.— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) February 21, 2022
⬇ To read Kyran's story, check out the article below.#LOFC #OnlyOneOrient
🏆| Premier League Kicks Local Legend— Port Vale Foundation (@PVFCFoundation) February 21, 2022
Congratulations to Sarah Minshall, who was chosen as Port Vale Foundation’s Premier League Kicks Local Legend!
Well done, Sarah!🙌
🔗https://t.co/yy6Ftd3eQ7#PVFC | #PLKicks pic.twitter.com/xDiAMwdvUm
Through our free #PLKicks Football sessions, Nour has progressed into a volunteer coach & referee. In the future, she hopes to build a career in Women's football ⚽— The Albion Foundation (@WBAFoundation) February 2, 2022
Watch her journey in the video here👇@WBA | @PLCommunities pic.twitter.com/JPjqC5jktf