Community Trust teams in action
Teams from the Swans Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks and Premier League Girls projects had a busy month in February, facing teams from Southampton, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion.
Firstly, the Trust’s Premier League Kicks and Premier League Girls projects hosted four Premier League Kicks and Premier League Girls teams from Southampton’s Saints Foundation at Morriston Leisure Centre.
“Everybody wants to be involved in something positive in life and for participants being able to represent Swansea City in a fixture against a high-quality team such as Southampton is very rewarding,” said Craig Richards, the Community Trust’s sports participation co-ordinator.
Teams from the Community Trust’s Premier League Girls project also travelled to Aston Villa where they faced sides from the Aston Villa Foundation and West Brom’s Albion Foundation.
Following a quick tour around Villa Park, teams from the Premier League Girls project’s under-10, under-12 and under-15 age groups played a tournament at the Aston Villa Training Centre.
“It was an amazing experience for all. It’s really inspiring for the girls to be able to have the opportunities to visit professional clubs, visit their stadiums and play at their training arenas,” added Richards.
“It’s been really good to see the girls enjoy and test themselves against the best.
“We thank the staff, parents and participants for the support and hopefully we can keep giving them these opportunities in the future.”