Premier League Kicks
Premier League Kicks is a new programme which started in September 2013. Run in partnership with Chelsea Foundation and Sport England its primary aim is to promote universal sports engagement within disadvantaged areas and with at risk individuals. The focus of the project is on female engagement, older age group participation (14 to 19 years) and sustained sports participation.
The project is managed by Gareth Davies, social inclusion officer for Chelsea Foundation (Gareth.firstname.lastname@example.org) and is run across four London boroughs for 11-19 year olds at the following venues and times. All sessions are free of charge.
Positive Lifestyles is a crime prevention programme run in conjunction with Wandsworth Council, Battersea Early Intervention Team and the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). The programme has the main objectives of reducing youth violence, NEETS and first time entrants into the youth justice system within the borough of Wandsworth.
The project is managed by Gareth Davies, social inclusion officer for Chelsea Foundation (Gareth.email@example.com) and is run within the London borough of Wandsworth for 11-19 year olds at the following venues and times. All sessions are free of charge.
Unlocking Potential is a ground-breaking initiative designed to deter participants from criminal activity. It is funded through the Premier League and the PFA's Creating Chances scheme and Essex County Council.
The innovative project targets vulnerable young people both in and outside prison and works with them to reduce offending and re-offending. The programme works with inmates from Chelmsford Prison and young people from Basildon, Jaywick and Canvey Island in Essex. The scheme also increases participants' employability and provides new opportunities either within the Chelsea Foundation or local colleges.
This is done through a number of means, often using the power of football to engage young people. A key element of Unlocking Potential is to deter young people away from criminal behaviour and negative decision-making by taking them into Chelmsford prison to learn about prison life and the long-term consequences of committing crime and holding a criminal record.
The prison visits are part of a peer-to-peer learning model as coaching sessions are delivered by prisoners who have been educated by the Chelsea Foundation. These sessions are delivered with supervision and support by qualified Chelsea Foundation staff.
The visits leave a powerful preventative message with participants and deter them from offending. The strong approach is designed so current prisoners can educate young people of the harsh realities of life behind bars as well as the short and long-term consequences of crime.
GoalZ Youth Engagement Project
The GoalZ project runs three evening sessions per week at set sites throughout the borough of Elmbridge. The focus of the programme is to engage young people, aged between 12 to 16 years through interactive football and fitness sessions, these are integrated with specialised workshops to inform and encourage young people to make positive decisions about their future.
The project targets those most at risk of offending. The multi-agency approach through Education, Surrey Police, Surrey Youth Service, Surrey Youth Justice and Elmbridge Council offers a wide range of support to young people and families referred to the project and hopes to reduce anti-social behaviour, truancy and young people getting themselves in the wrong types of situation.
The pilot youth inclusion project is funded by the Premier League community fund from 2009 to 2012.
The Chelsea Foundation would like to thank Walton charities for their continued funded support of the youth engagement project running in Surrey throughout 2012/13.