Kicks

Kicks is an initiative funded by the Premier League, Merseyside Council and Merseyside Police that works towards creating stronger, more respectful communities through football. 

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.
 
The objectives of this project are to:
 
  • Engage young people in a range of constructive activites which link to the Every Child Matters framework
  • Break down barriers between police and young people
  • Reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in targeted neighbourhoods
  • Increase the playing, coaching and officiating opportunities for participants
  • Create routes into education, training and employment
  • Encourage volunteering within projects and throughout target neighbourhoods
  • Increase young people's interest in and connections with the professional game
 
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.
  
Kicks sessions are held in the Kirkby areas of Westvale, Towerhill, Southdene and Northwood. 
 
For more information about the weekly sessions call 0151 530 5253 or email paul.nagle@evertonfc.com.