Kicks is an initiative funded by the Premier League Charitable Fund and Sport England that works towards creating stronger, more respectful communities through a blend of activities to reduce anti-social behaviour within identified hotspot areas.
Working in partnership with Liverpool Mutual Homes, Beechwood Ballantyne Community Housing, Knowsley council and Merseyside Police youth engagement team, Everton in the Community lead football sessions in areas which have high incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour to encourage children to develop their potential.
Everton in the Community’s Kicks programme has proved both popular and successful and as a result a significant drop in crime has been reported by Merseyside Police.
A further accomplishment, the programme has achieved 147 per cent of its target number of young people to engage with.
For more information about the weekly sessions call 0151 530 5253 or email Everton in the Community's Social Inclusion manager Paul Nagle at firstname.lastname@example.org