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Premier League Kicks Launches at 5ives!

Reds in the Community are excited to be able to deliver a new Premier League Kicks session at 5ives thanks to funding from Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

In addition to the FREE sessions RITC currently run at the Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre and Dearne Advanced Learning Centre, Kicks will now be running every Wednesday at 5ives in Kendray from 5-7pm.

The 10-week series of sessions, which begins on the 23rd January, have only been possible thanks to the valued support of Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

Every participant who attends next week’s first session at the new venue will receive a ticket voucher valid for a Barnsley FC home league game.

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I am pleased to be funding this initiative that will provide young people with the opportunity to participate in football in an evening.

“Keeping young people busy with sport throughout the winter months, provides them with opportunities to stay away from mischief and helps to reduce anti-social behaviour in our communities.”

PL Kicks sessions are run by FA qualified coaches from Reds in the Community and are designed to develop youngsters aged 8-19’s football ability and general fitness through a variety of activities.

Alongside the benefits of FREE football sessions, there are also a number of opportunities which can surface from attending Kicks including the chance to represent Barnsley FC against local rivals Doncaster Rovers in March.

Premier League Kicks is a youth outreach programme with the aim to create safer, stronger and more respectful communities through the development of young peoples’ potential, whilst giving young people access to facilities, coaching and mentoring.

In its first decade, Premier League Kicks has engaged more than 180,000 young people in weekly football, sport and personal development sessions held at local community venues across the UK. 68 Premier League, English Football League and National League clubs now run the programme.

The sessions also help participants develop a whole range of essential skills for use in school and in later life including:

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Discipline
  • Organisation
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

Kicks sessions are engaging and help improve the footballing ability of participants further through in-depth training.

Alongside progressing technical skills, there will also be chances to represent Barnsley FC against other professional football clubs.

Participants will receive free match tickets to see the Reds at Oakwell while there is also the potential to volunteer within the programme, something which has previously progressed into paid coaching opportunities with Reds in the Community.

There are several benefits to attending Kicks sessions and the best part is, it costs absolutely nothing!


Session details:

  • 17:00 – 18:00 | Ages 8 – 13
  • 18:00 – 19:00 | Ages 14 – 19
  • Funded by Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.