Leeds United Foundation Kicks off at Allerton Grange Fields
Allerton Grange School and Allerton Grange Fields will host The Leeds United Foundation ‘Kicks’ coaching programme to provide FREE football and fitness activities for young people in north Leeds.
The Leeds United Foundation ‘Kicks’ programme is a National Programme funded by the Premier League and Sport England. KICKS programmes across the country works with young people and families living in communities considered to be more vulnerable to crime either as a victim of potential offenders whilst improving infrastructure and support links between communities and clubs.
The Kicks programme has also been part funded by Inner North East Housing Advisory Panel for the hire of the venue, purchase of medals and trophies and other sports equipment.
The FREE ‘Kicks’ football coaching programme is targeted to boys and girls aged 11 and over and will take place every Wednesday, 6pm til 8pm at Allerton Grange School, Talbot Avenue, Leeds, LS17 6SF with outdoor sports coaching at Allerton Grange Fields in the spring. If you would like to attend the FREE football coaching programme then contact Lynne Cherry, Leeds City Council on 07891 278060
"The Leeds United Foundation are very excited to be providing opportunities for children and young people to engage in sporting activities within disadvantaged communities. By working with key partners, such as the Premier League, Police, Fire Service and Leeds City Council, across the city, we are able to develop programmes that work towards reducing anti-social behaviour, alcohol miss-use, drugs miss-use, knife crime and many more low level crime activities that are highlighted within the community" said Michael Kinsey, Operations Manager at The Leeds United Foundation "The Vision is to build safer, stronger, more respectful communities through the development of young peoples' potential".
“Friends of Allerton Grange Fields are delighted to partner with Leeds United Foundation on this exciting coaching programme for young people in north Leeds” said Bhupinder Dev, Chair of Allerton Grange Fields “Former Leeds United football legends David Batty and Brian Deane have graced the sports pitches at Allerton Grange Fields during their youth as they were both ex Allerton Grange School pupils, so it’s great to work with Leeds United to develop future stars!”.