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About Kickz

About Kickz

The Kickz project is a partnership formed between the Premier League, the FA, the Football League and the Football Foundation to create a youth social inclusion project.

Kickz involves professional football clubs taking constructive activities onto targeted local estates with high instances of anti social behaviour (ASB.) The club and delivery partners provide three sessions per week for 48 weeks of the year at times that have been identified with high levels of crime of ASB.



The objectives of the programme are:

To engage young people in a range of constructive activities which link to the Every Child Matters framework

To reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in targeted neighbourhoods

To break down barriers between police and young people

To create routes into education training and employment

To increase the playing, coaching and officiating opportunities for participants

To encourage volunteering within the projects and throughout the target neighbourhoods

To increase young peoples interest in and connections with the professional game

Multi Agency Working

The project is managed by the Football Foundation but locally delivered. Multi agency working is an intrinsic part of the project at all levels.

Delivery partnerships utliise the knowledge and expertise of steering groups and include the following; Cleveland Police, Safe in the Tees Valley, Safer Middlesbrough Partnerships, Connexions, Street Wardens, Middlesbrough Primary Care Trust, Local Youth, Leisure Services and local schools.


Participation in the schemes will be by self-referral with a mix of young people from the local community taking part. Youth Services and YOT’s will be encouraged to use these schemes to provide opportunities and diversion to young people who come to their attention.