Premier League Kicks
Swansea City AFC Community Trust’s Kicks initiative is a national programme that uses the power of football and sport to regularly engage children and young people of all backgrounds and abilities in football, sport and personal development – providing a trusted, positive influence in high-need areas.
The project delivers free weekly sessions, giving young people aged 8-18 across South West Wales the opportunities to play, coach and officiate in football and a range of sports.
Although the immediate emphasis of the programme is football, the Trust coaches work in partnership with other local organisations to support young people with the challenges they face in their day-to-day lives and improve safety and community cohesion for their local neighbourhood.
We work in partnership with Police Crime Commissioners, the South Wales Police, Dyfed-Powys Police, Youth Services, local councils, schools and other sports providers.
Highlights of the programme:
- Over 1,300 participants engaged per year
- Partnership developed with Dyfed-Powys Police Crime Commissioner to deliver ongoing sessions in Seaside area of Llanelli and Pembroke Dock
- Educate young people in workshops by addressing topics from youth violence and knife crime to equality and inclusion
- Take part in social action projects, which provide young people the opportunity to give something back to their community
- Opportunities to represent Swansea City in local and national competitions, including the annual Premier League Kicks Cup
- 20 per cent of the coaching and delivery staff are former participants
- Combatting holiday hunger by enabling children aged 8-16 to receive nutritious meals and take part in fun activities at Kicks holiday camps
Our current 2021 Kicks sessions are taking place at the following venues:
- Bae Baglan (Ysgol Bae Baglan)
- Bishopston (Bishopston Sports Centre)
- Cwm Brombil (Ysgol Cwm Brombil)
- Llwynhendy (MUGA)
- Morriston (Morriston Leisure Centre)
- Neath (Neath Sports Centre)
- Pembroke (Ysgol HarriTudur)
- Pentrahafod (Pentrahafod School)
- Seaside (Ysgol Pen Rhos)
- Townhill (Phoenix Centre)
To sign up to your preferred session, click HERE.
To find out more, please email Craig@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk