Chelsea Foundation Kickz

Aims and Objectives of Project

Kickz is a social inclusion project run in partnership between the Premier League, Metropolitan Police and professional football clubs.  The project uses the power of sport and in particular football to engage young people aged between 12 and 18 years in positive activities within their communities.  Sessions take place three times per week and include a skills and drills session , competition session and a night of alternative activities.

Kickz aims to build safer stronger more respectful communities throught the development of young peoples potential.

The seven specific aims are:

1.    Engaging young people in constructive activities.

2.    Increasing the playing, coaching and officiating opportunities for participants.

3.    Break down barriers between police and young people.

4.    Reduce crime and ASB in targeted neighbourhoods.

5.    Encourage volunteering within projects and communities.

6.    Create routes into education, training and employment.

7.    Increase young peoples interest in and connections within the professional game.

Chelsea Foundation run Kickz within the South of Kensington and Chelsea on a Friday and Saturday 6-8pm at St Lukes Gardens with Chelsea Foundation supporting both the newly formed ECYC Power League on a Wednesday 5-7pm at St Lukes as well as the third night activities that take place every Thursday 7-9pm at Earls Court Youth Club (ECYC).

On a weekly basis our Kensington and Chelsea project engages with around 150 young people and runs for 48 weeks of the year.

For further details please contact Gareth Davies at the Chelsea Foundation on gareth.davies@chelseafc.com

London Youth… a network of over 400 diverse community youth organisations in neighbourhoods across the capital where young people choose to go.  Our mission is to support and challenge young people to become the best they can be.  Our vision is that all young Londoners access a wide range of high quality opportunities for learning and fun, beyond family and formal education, building strong trusted relationships with adults and their peers; leading to broadened networks and increased confidence, character and skills.  We want all young Londoners to have the best of this incredible capital city; for it to invest in their potential, encourage them as leaders in their communities and open up opportunities for them to thrive.

Through our award winning Getting Ready Sport Development Programme, we are supporting 100 of our member youth clubs to increase the breadth and quality of sport opportunities for young people in local communities including access to coaching and leadership courses.  To date, we have engaged 5782 young people and qualified 701 new coaches.

London Youth is delighted to continue supporting Earlscourt Youth Club and be working in partnership with Chelsea Foundation Kickz and the Youth and School Sport Development Team.  For more information on London Youth, please visit www.londonyouth.org or contact John Jones on 020 7549 8800 /john.jones@londonyouth.org.uk

The Youth and School Sports Development Team

  • This team delivers a range of sporting programmes and services to RBKC’s primary and secondary schools. This includes:
  • The PE Teaching Service which provides Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) as well as supply teacher cover for Physical Education. 
  • The Sports Leaders UK Level 1 and 2 courses for schools. This is a nationally recognised qualification for young people aged 15. It is seen as the first rung on the coaching / volunteer / leadership ladder
  • The ‘School Games’ Programme – a new government initiative that aims to increase opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive school sport.

In addition to this they provide a number of services within the local community including:

  • Weekly sports timetable that offers a variety of sports for various age ranges across the borough.
  • Annual and one-off events including the London Youth Games.
  • Sports Twinning Programmes.
  • Coaching Bursary Scheme.
  • Trainee Football Scheme.
  • Disability sports activities and holiday programme.

The Youth and Schools Sport Development Team are delighted to be involved in the ECYC Power League and provide support in the form of qualified referrees to officiate the league. In addition they offer young people accessing the league the opportunities to gain nationally recognised sports coaching qualifications.
If you would like any further information about what the team offer please contact us on 0207 351 2346 or emailsports.development@rbkc.gov.

 

We can be found on:

Facebook - 'RBKC Youth & School Sports Development Team'

Twitter - RBKC_sports

Website:www.kccentral.rbkc.gov.uk/youthsports 

The ECYC Power League was funded in part by a grant of £2,500 awarded through the Kensington and Chelsea Youth Opportunities Fund, which was managed by the borough’s Youth Forum. Although now a much smaller fund, the Youth Forum continue to give out hardship, development and community project grants to young people who live, work, play or study in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The Youth Forum aims to provide opportunities for young people in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to debate, to inform and actively participate in the development and improvement of services for young people.
 
 
What does it do?
 
Over the last few years the Youth Forum has been involved in a range of activities including:
 

  • Debates about local, national and global youth, democracy and citizenship issues;
  • Organising local events;
  • Developing publicity to promote events and services for local young people;
  • Participating in residential and youth exchanges;
  • Attending external conferences and events;
  • Assessing youth grants
  • Research;
  • Staff recruitment;
     
    And much more!

Who can be on the Forum?
Any young person aged 13-19 (but we will consider young people up to the age of 25) who lives or attends school/college/youth club in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

What would you get out of it?
As an individual you will gain a whole range of personal and social development skills, including: team working, interview skills, problem solving, accreditation, public speaking and national and international travel exchanges.
If you would like more information, call the Youth Participation Team on 020 7938 8039 or text “I would like to know more” to 0797 6060 118 and someone will call you back.