October half-term saw our Premier League Kicks programme take 14 of our attendees to a Kicks tournament hosted by Arsenal FC Community. The boys were chosen to play as a result of their attendance, positive behaviour, and attitude towards others on our Friday Kicks programme, that has been running now for approximately six months.

The boys met up at The Lamex and drove down to the Market Road, 3G pitches, where our teams were up against Kicks programmes from Luton Town, Southend United, Crystal Palace, and of course Arsenal FC. Both of the teams ended up second in their groups, and endured a long and highly competitive afternoon of matches in a rain soaked North London.

The Kicks programme runs every Friday night at Marriotts School from 7-9pm, and is open to anyone aged 14-19 to attend. With the power of the Premier League and Stevenage, we use football to reach out to hard-to-reach youngsters in and around Stevenage, and engage them in football activities and events that will improve their social and personal development, and offer routes, for those that need it, into education, employment and training.

If you'd like to know more about our Premier League Kicks programme please click here