Sheffield Wednesday Football Club are delighted to be hosting the Premier League Kicks 15-Year Anniversary Festival later this month.

The festival which is free to 14–16-year-olds will take place at Concord sports centre on Saturday 19th February from 10am till 3pm.

A range of activities will be available on the day, including a football tournament, multi-cultural foods, plus a DJ and graffiti artist, to celebrate the success of the programme over the last 15-years.

Premier League Kicks was set up in 2006 as a joint initiative between the Premier League and Metropolitan Police and has inspired thousands of young people over the past 15-years.

The programme aims to use the powers of football clubs to engage young people in regular, positive and fun experiences in safe and supportive community environments.

Paul Hebda, SWFCCP’s inclusion officer, said: “I have worked for Sheffield Wednesday for around 5 years now, and the Community Programme continues to grow and go from strength to strength each year, building outstanding relationships with other club community organisations and also local and Sheffield based organisations and groups.”

90 football clubs across the Premier League, English Football League and National League deliver on the PL Kicks programme.

Therefore, SWFCCP are delighted to have been chosen as one of the two host clubs for the North East & Yorkshire region, where there will be over 10 Football Clubs attending.

Paul added: “Club community organisations work tirelessly across England & Wales, engaging with thousands of young people on a weekly basis, and it is fantastic for us to be given the opportunity to host such a high-profile event.

“We aim to give as many opportunities as possible to the young people we work with, and by hosting this event, we are able to provide further opportunities for these young people, whilst being able to showcase the work we are doing.”

For more information or to get involved with Premier League Kicks, please email Paul Hebda at [email protected].