Local youngsters to represent Notts County Foundation in Premier League Kicks Cup 2023 Regional Tournament

Young people representing Notts County Foundation will take part in the Under-16 mixed Premier League Kicks Cup regional tournaments, in a bid to secure their place at the 2023 finals. Ten regional tournaments are being staged at community facilities across the country, with hundreds of young people representing Premier League, EFL and National League clubs, hoping to win the opportunity to represent their club in the 2023 Premier League Kicks Cup finals at the University of Warwick.  Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion are the current Premier League Kicks Cup champions, having won the Under-16 mixed and Under-16 girls’ tournaments respectively in 2022. Premier League Kicks began in Season 2006/07 in partnership with the Metropolitan Police, with the aim of involving young people in regular, positive, and fun activity, supporting them to create stronger, safer and more inclusive communities. Premier League Kicks is the League’s longest-running community programme and sees more than 90 clubs, in some of the most high-need areas in England and Wales, run free weekly football sessions and positive activity to inspire young people to reach their potential.

Premier League Head of Community Nick Perchard said: “We know how important it is for young people to engage in physical activities and work together to develop their potential both on and off the pitch. The Premier League Kicks Cup regional tournaments provide opportunities for young people from different backgrounds to come together and learn from each other as they enjoy the excitement of representing their respective clubs in a high-profile competition.”


In addition to providing young people with access to free football and sports activities, professional football club community organisations (CCOs) also provide additional year-round support through Premier League Kicks. This includes offering mentoring, life skills advice and access to opportunities such as volunteering and social action to help aid personal development. While clubs also work with 36 police forces throughout the country to tackle issues affecting young people, with regular sessions taking place in disadvantaged areas.


Matt Muir (NCF Sport and Inclusion Officer) said: “I am excited to see how our team gets on in the Premier League Kicks Cup at the weekend at the Leicester City Training Ground. It will be a really rewarding opportunity for some of our participants for attending Kicks sessions week in week out. Premier League Kicks is going great at Notts County Foundation at the moment as our participant numbers are ever-increasing and everyone leaves each session with a smile on their face having enjoyed the game. Our Kicks sessions take place a Monday at Southglade 4:30pm – 6pm, Tuesday at Carlton 6pm – 7pm, Thursday at the Portland Centre 4:30pm – 6pm and finally on a Friday at Gresham 6pm – 7pm. See you there!”


All young people taking part in the ten regional tournaments will receive a specially created Premier League Kicks hoodie, thanks to the Premier League’s official ball supplier Nike.


Visit premierleague.com for more information.

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