Chelsea is offering aspiring footballers the chance to come and take part in Kickz session, which will be taking place within the local area throughout the 2012/13 season.
Kickz is a nationally recognised youth engagement programme which engages young males and females aged between 12 and 18 years in physical activity as well as helping create routes into education, training and employment.
‘Kickz is extremely important as it gives at risk young people the chance to engage in positive activity and gives them a vehicle to better their lives through education training and employment,’ said Kickz co-ordinator Gareth Davies.
‘Chelsea’s involvement in such a programme is vital as it is the massive hook which both attracts the young people and keeps them coming. Professional coaching, stadium visits and regular competitions are just some of the ways used to ensure participation levels remain high.
‘Kickz sessions take place in targeted areas with the main aim of reducing crime and anti-social behaviour within that local area. The sessions combine football drills and games as well as flexible sessions, which allow young people the chance to try other sports and activities,’ added Davies.
The Kickz programme runs three times a week for 48 weeks of the year with the main aim of reducing crime and anti-social behaviour within the local area.
Anyone wishing to take part in the Kickz programme should email [email protected]. Sessions will be taking place at the following venues:
Hammersmith and Fulham:
Linford Christie Stadium
Du Cane Road
Ashburton Youth Club
Southfields Community College
333 Merton road
Henry Prince Estate Ball Court
Bramwell House Ball Court
Kensington and Chelsea:
St Lukes and Christchurch