Foundation PL Kicks holiday camp to support young people at Christmas

TAF Kicks

The Premier League is partnering with Barclays to support young people in the run-up to Christmas by funding Premier League Kicks Holiday Camps for eight to 18-year-olds.

The Holiday Camps, which will take place between Monday 21 and Wednesday 23 December, will feature 75 professional football club community organisations supporting young people who need it most, with access to sport and positive activities, as well as nutritious meals.

The Premier League Kicks Holiday Camps are an extension of the weekly Kicks programme sessions that have been run by football club community organisations for 14 years.

The camps will provide young people with a range of activities to support their physical wellbeing. Delivery will also look to enhance personal development through activity including Barclays Life Skills workshops on financial literacy.

The importance of clubs within their communities has been more evident than ever this year," said Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive. "There has been a significant commitment to helping vulnerable groups within society, when they need our help the most.

"The Premier League Kicks Holiday Camps will build upon the brilliant community work that clubs continue to deliver year-round.

"Thank you to Barclays for their partnership on this vital activity for young people and to Marcus Rashford for being an ambassador; once again making a positive difference to support others. We hope that those taking part in the Premier League Kicks Holiday Camps enjoy themselves this Christmas."

Premier League Kicks aims to engage children and young people of all backgrounds and abilities in football, sport and personal development sessions - providing a trusted, positive influence in high-need areas across England and Wales. Over 387,000 children have taken part in the programme since it launched in 2006.

  • Community