Premier League Kicks with Oxford United In The Community in Banbury

27/04/2021

Weekly free fun and social footballing sessions start this week

Starting this Friday there’s a chance for youngsters in part of Banbury to join a new fun and social football session.    The weekly get-togethers are part of the Premier League [PL] Kicks programme and will be run by footballing professionals from Oxford United in the Community.

The free grassroots football for 9 to 18 year olds has been organised by Cherwell District Council in partnership with the club.

Younger players up to 13 years old can join in at the Hill Community Centre on Dover Avenue in Bretch Hill from 4.30pm.   There’s a separate session for those aged 14 to 18 years old, running at the North Oxfordshire Academy from 7pm.   Both sessions last an hour.

The PL Kicks programme started in 2006.   The scheme aims to use the power of football and the value of sports participation to help youngsters in some of the most high-need areas.

Over 175,000 young people will have engaged in the programme between 2019-2022.   The Premier League reports that by engaging youngsters in constructive activities, including a wide variety of sports, coaching, music and educational and personal development sessions, communities up and down the country have been transformed with impressive football and sports participation rates.   Authorities have reported significant reductions in anti-social behaviour in the areas in which it is delivered.

Anyone wishing to find out more can contact Colin Williams at Oxford United: colinwilliams@oufc.co.uk.


Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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