Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks is the Premier League’s flagship community initiative; the overriding aim of which is to use the strength and profile of professional football clubs to create opportunities for young people at the heart of their communities.

What is PL Kicks?

  • A project aimed to engage young people (aged 14-21) in a range of constructive activities
  • Funded nationally by the Premier League and Sport England
  • It began in 2006 with 3 pilot clubs and now 50 Premier League and Football League clubs run PL Kicks
  • Creates routes into education, training and employment
  • Encourages volunteering within projects and throughout the target neighbourhoods
  • Breaks down barriers between the police and young people
  • Reduces crime and anti-social behaviour in targeted neighbourhoods
  • Increases the playing, coaching and officiating opportunities for participants

The vision was to "build safer, stronger, more respectful communities through the development of young peoples' potential", getting to youngsters who had previously proven difficult to reach and guiding them towards a range of healthy and constructive activities.

Blackburn Rovers currently run Kicks sessions throughout Blackburn, Darwen, Chorley and South Ribble. These sessions provide young people with the opportunity to take part in weekly sports sessions including Football and Boxing. Over the past year, Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, have engaged with over 500 young people through the Kicks programme.

This table gives you a breakdown of some of the sessions we're currently running... many more are being added all the time as we compile this data, so keep checking back to see if we've reached your area!

BLACKBURN WITH DARWEN

Monday

FIT2XL GYM
Group Time Sport
Ages 11-19 Monday 6pm-7pm Boxing/Fitness
Location / BB3 0QQ
Unit 25, Albert Mill, Duchess Street, Darwen
COMMUNITY CENTRE
Group Time Sport
Ages 13-19 Monday 7pm-8pm Football
Location / BB3 2RN
Knott Street, Darwen

Tuesday

PLECKGATE HIGH SCHOOL
Group Time Sport
Ages 11-16 Tuesday 3.30pm-5pm Football
Location / BB1 8QA
Pleckgate Road, Pleckgate, Blackburn (NB: PHS pupils only)

Wednesday

HIGHFIELD PARK MUGA
Group Time Sport
Ages 8-18 Wednesday 7pm-8pm Football
Location / BB2 3SL
Highfield Road, Whinney Heights, Blackburn

Thursday

BLACKBURN YOUTH ZONE
Group Time Sport
Ages 12-16 Thursday 6.30pm-8pm Football
Location / BB1 1EP
Jubilee Street, Blackburn

Friday

ST BEDE'S RC HIGH SCHOOL
Group Time Sport
Ages 14-19 Friday 7pm-9pm Football
Location / BB2 4SR
Green Lane, Blackburn

Saturday

SHADSWORTH MUGA
Group Time Sport
Ages 8-14 Saturday Midday-1pm Football
Location / BB1 2JA
Rothesay Road, Shadsworth, Blackburn
BLACKBURN ROVERS INDOOR CENTRE
Group Time Sport
Ages 8-14 Saturday 5pm-6pm Football
Location / BB2 4JF
Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre, Nuttall Street, Blackburn

CHORLEY

Friday

CLAYTON GREEN SPORTS CENTRE
Group Time Sport
Ages 13-19 Friday 7pm-9pm Football
Location / PR6 7TL
Clayton Green Road, Clayton Green, Chorley

ROSSENDALE

Tuesday

HASLINGDEN SPORTS CENTRE
Group Time Sport
Ages 13-19 Tuesday 6pm-7pm Football
Location / BB4 4DN
Helmshore Road, Haslingden

SOUTH RIBBLE

Monday

ACADEMY@WORDEN
Group Time Sport
Ages 8-12 Monday 7pm-8pm Football
Location / PR25 1QX
Westfield Drive, Broadfield, Leyland

Friday

BAMBER BRIDGE LEISURE CENTRE
Group Time Sport
Ages 11-16 Friday 8pm-9pm Football
Location / PR5 6YJ
Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Chris Brankin on 01254 508257 or at chris.brankin@brfctrust.co.uk

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