NEW KICKS CLUB
Premier League Kicks Club, funded by the Premier League, is an opportunity for young people in School Years 3 – 11 to engage in various activities free of charge.
This includes; Dancing, Boxercise, Panna Football, FIFA nights and multi sport activities.
Kicks Digital Offer – Digital Kicks
PL Kicks is well-known for being a fun, safe and positive provision delivered in many areas of Blackpool. It is delivered with an aim to reduce anti-social behaviour and create positive lifestyle changes for 8-18-year olds.
A variety sports/activity are delivered including football, boxing, dancing, and table tennis. However due to COVID-19 and government guidelines, we had to offer a new style of delivery. The aim of this delivery it to continue to engage young people, but with a safe digital approach.
One digital Kicks option that BFCCT offer is online gaming. As a sports charity, the games being played are sports themed such as FIFA, among others.
BFCCT have now run multiple FIFA 20 tournaments with young people from the local area. Tournaments have varied from in house competitions with local young people competing against each other, to competing against other football club charities all over the UK. These have been successful and enabled us to host a games night once every 7/8 weeks, whilst also offering the workshops about local issues e.g. knife crime.
Another brand-new offering is the one of a Kicks Fantasy Football for young people aged 13 – 18 years old. Each player has £100 million to create a team consisting of two goalkeepers, five defenders, five midfielders and three attackers. From these players, a starting 11 must be made. Over each game week of the premier league, players will have the opportunities to gain points and climb up a league table based on how their selected players play. Points are acquired by players scoring, keeping clean sheets and much more. This provision has been extremely popular and is a great way to meet new people, whilst enjoying some healthy competition.
For more information about BFCCT digital platform offer, please contact Seb, our digital youth engagement officer: 01253 348 691