Financial boost for youth sports scheme
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
University of Essex
Competitive
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex
Heritage Great Britain
£38,000 - £40,000
Land's End, Cornwall
star job
Stamford Endowed Schools
£6.56 to £9.05 per hour
Stamford, Lincolnshire
University of Liverpool
£29,615 - £34,304 pa
Liverpool
Everyone Active
Competitive
South Oxhey Leisure Centre, Watford

Financial boost for youth sports scheme

Job opportunities
University of Liverpool
£29,615 - £34,304 pa
location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Torridge District Council
£40,000 - £45,000pa
location: Bideford, Devon, United Kingdom
Impulse Leisure
up to £25,000pa + benefits + relocation package may be considered
location: Thurrock, Essex, United Kingdom
more jobs

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced an additional GBP11m in funding towards the Kickz project over three years owing to its success in reducing anti-social behaviour.

Kickz – a partnership of 19 Premiership and 11 Football League clubs – offers young people the opportunity to take part in sports sessions three nights a week, 48 weeks of the year.

Activities on offer include football leagues, tournaments and coaching sessions, as well as educational sessions on healthy lifestyles and the dangers of drug use and carrying weapons.

The Kickz scheme will now expand to include more than 100 projects and 12,000 teenagers in the most deprived areas of the country – four times the existing provision.

According to local police reports, relations with young people have improved at Tottenham Hotspur FC, Fulham FC, Brentford FC and Manchester City FC, and anti-social behaviour and low-level crime in these pilot areas dropped around 27 per cent on days when Kickz sessions were held.

The Prime Minister said: “Football clubs are perfectly placed to offer something back to some of the most marginalised members of society. Through Kickz they can help young people get involved in their community and learn self-respect, personal achievement and a sense of responsibility.

“Kickz shows the extraordinary power of football and sport in general to reach young people and provide a route into volunteering, training, education and employment.

The financial commitment is coming from the DCMS (£1m) via its Premier League’s good causes fund, the Football Foundation (£4.7m), the Metropolitan Police Service (£3m) and local match funding (£3m).

Football Foundation chief executive Paul Thorogood said: “This significant new funding means that Kickz can reach even more towns and cities, offering hope to those in our most deprived urban areas while contributing to real reductions in crime and antisocial behaviour.”

All Premier League and Football League clubs in London will be involved in the scheme in partnership with Police Safer Neighbourhoods teams and local authorities, with Aston Villa FC, Sheffield United FC and Reading FC set to join.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced an additional GBP11m in funding towards the Kickz project over three years owing to its success in reducing anti-social behaviour.
PUB,SAR
160606-football.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,477
21 Oct 2021
The first énergie Fitness club has opened in Spain as part of a push for global expansion. énergie Barcelona St Cugat will be operated by ... More
21 Oct 2021
Construction work on the Eden Project Qingdao visitor attraction in China has reached a major milestone. The main truss of the large, single biome of ... More
21 Oct 2021
Scotland's UNESCO World Heritage Sites are being brought together through the world’s first ever UNESCO digital trail. The trail connects the country’s 13 place-based UNESCO ... More
20 Oct 2021
A global innovation competition has been launched to find ways to encourage and support more older workers to return or remain in the workplace. The ... More
20 Oct 2021
Work has been completed on two new spectator stands at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, UK, adding 2,600 seats to the total capacity of "the ... More
19 Oct 2021
Xponential Fitness has acquired Body Fit Training in a deal worth US$44m. The deal takes the number of studios open – or contracted to open ... More
STA
STA
18 Oct 2021
Exercise has been highlighted as a crucial weapon in cancer patients’ battle against the disease. Research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Australia, has ... More
18 Oct 2021
The global health and fitness industry is returning to a busy programme of live trade shows and industry events, following an 18-month period in which ... More
15 Oct 2021
Matrix and Intelivideo have signed a strategic partnership, which will see Intelivideo's fitness content integrated into Matrix's premium commercial equipment. Intelivideo's on-demand and trainer-led programming ... More
15 Oct 2021
Nadine Dorries, the recently appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport at the DCMS, has promised that the government will place sport ... More
13 Oct 2021
Mindbody has announced it's buying ClassPass, the consumer wellness subscription service that enables people to use a range of gyms, studios and wellness facilities for ... More
13 Oct 2021
Construction work has begun on a £13m redevelopment project which will look to transform the V&A Museum of Childhood into the UK’s "premier national museum" ... More
Les Mills
Les Mills
13 Oct 2021
Tanni Grey-Thompson has outlined her vision on how the physical activity sector can play "the fullest role in improving the health of the nation". Speaking ... More
13 Oct 2021
The Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA) has revealed the makeup of its inaugural nine-member Advisory Council, which will oversee the alliance's activities. GHFA is ... More
13 Oct 2021
The 40th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2021) begins today in Dallas, Texas, US, offering both an in-person and virtual programme and ... More
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Miha Bodytec GmbH
1 - 15 of 43,477
Les Mills International
Les Mills International