Weekly sessions to help build safer, stronger communities through the development of young people's potential
The Kicks project set out with the vision to build safer, stronger, more respectful communities within various locations across Norfolk through the development of young people's potential.
Kicks targets young people who have previously proven difficult to reach and using football as the main engagement tool, helps guide them towards a range of sporting activities.
Funded by the Premier League, with additional support from CSF, Kicks is run with a partnership approach and led with a steering group.
The partners play a key part within the project by being able to deliver various workshops and sessions educating young people on issues they face on a daily basis, which include; sexual health advice, stop smoking advice, the dangers of guns and knives, CV writing and career advice.
Sessions run five nights a week across 8 centres for 42 weeks of the year, with an average of 60 hours of contact time for every participant.
Session Details (14-19 year old boys & girls):
Lynn Grove High School: (Gorleston)
Tuesday: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Friday: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Ormiston Venture Academy: (Gorleston)
Wednesday & Friday: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Friday: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Sewell Park Academy: (Norwich)
Tuesday: 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Northgate High School: (Dereham)
Tuesday: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
(8-12 year olds welcome 6.00pm-7.00pm)
North Walsham High School: (North Walsham)
Monday & Friday: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
(8-12 year olds welcome 6.00pm-7.00pm on both days)
Open Academy: (Norwich)
Thursday: 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Great Yarmouth High School: (Yarmouth)
Thursday: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Denes Academy: (Lowestoft)
Thursday: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Diss High School: (Diss)
Monday: 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Wymondham College: (Wymondham)
Wednesday: 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Wayland Academy: (Watton)
Thursday: 5.15pm - 6.30pm
Flegg Academy: (Martham)
Tuesday: 3.00pm - 4.30pm
To date our Kicks project has been a huge success, contributing to a reduction in anti-social behaviour and crime within local communities.
You can read about how one of our participants, seventeen-year-old Logan Swallow, has been affected by the Kicks programme here.
2017 promises to be an exciting year for Kicks, with many opportunities planned, including:
- Kicks residential trips for Year 10 & 11 participants
- The chance to represent Norwich City FC against clubs in competitive fixtures
- Prizes & rewards such as Norwich City FC matchday tickets and merchandise
For more information and to get involved, contact Jackson Ramm via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 761122
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