Young people aged 12 – 18 across Barnet, Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest.
Funded by:Premier League Charitable Fund, London Boroughs of Barnet, Enfield and Waltham Forest and, Newlon Fusion.
Partners:London Borough of Haringey, Metropolitan Police (Haringey, Waltham Forest, Barnet and Enfield), Nightingale Academy, Rushcroft Sports College, Northumberland Park Community School, Ferry Lane School, Broomfield School, Kent Hall Community, London Borough of Enfield (Looked After Children/Sports Development/Youth Offending Team), London Borough of Barnet Youth & Sports Development, London Borough of Haringey Youth Service, GLL, The London Playing Fields Foundation and X7 Dance Academy.Content:Kicks, a nationwide programme, sees us work with local police forces within the London Boroughs of Barnet, Waltham Forest, Haringey and Enfield, to engage with young people in some of the most disadvantaged communities. Using the power of football and the appeal of a Premier League Club in Tottenham Hotspur, KICKS gives young men and women the opportunity to play organised football, other sporting disciplines along with the development of areas including music, dance and fashion. Additionally, it encourages the breaking down of barriers between Police and young people whilst providing social support and education in areas such as reducing crime, anti-social behaviour, gang activity, alcohol and drug abuse.
The KICKS sessions have helped my confidence massively. Now the Foundation even give me my own sessions to run, and that’s been a great boost. Both my parents are very proud. I am really grateful to the Foundation, they have made such a big differenceCourtney Robinson –KICKS coach and former participant
Why needed: • 12% of Year 9 pupils have much lower aspirations, dislike school and are far more likely to play truant.• To improve social cohesion as there are up to 193 languages spoken in our areas. • 15% of children are described as obese within these areas.• More than 88% of young people who receive a custodial sentence will re-offend within two years and that over the last decade there has been an 800% rise in the number of under-15s’ sentenced to detention.Impact: • 48% of our part time and casual workforce have been employed via the programme.• There is an average of 850 attendances per week of provision.• Whilst the projects are running there is an average of 14% reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour. • The programme currently has registered 556 volunteers.• Within the last two years, in excess of 60 young people have directly enrolled onto the Foundations Education and Football Development Centre Programme. If you want to take part in KICKS, there’s no need to register beforehand. Just turn up, get involved and have fun! View more information on Kickz sessions in your area
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