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Premier League Kicks has been delivered across a number of communities since 2016. Funded on a three-year cycle by the Premier League Charitable Fund, CitC work to use the power of football and the value of sports participation to help youngsters in some of the most high-need areas across the city. Young people are engaged through constructive activities including a wide range of sports, coaching, music, educational and personal development sessions.

The project has the aim of inspiring young people to make positive change within their community. In addition to tackling antisocial behaviour, the project also works to increase female participation in the game with specific sessions. Within the project there are sessions designed to include young people who may live with a disability. Sessions are delivered in Bettws, Duffryn, Alway, Newport Centre and a Ringland session that’s funded through the Gwent Police and Crime Commission budget.

Find out more about our community programmes by contacting Liam Jenkins below:




The impact of the pandemic on young people has been significant, with the most vulnerable experiencing food poverty, social isolation, poor mental health and physical inactivity. The Premier League, the Premier League Charitable Fund and Barclays have come together to fund PL Kicks Holiday Activity and Food Camps to provide a positive experience for many young people. Due to restrictions we were unable to deliver the camp as first planned. However, between the 21st and 23rd December, the CitC team delivered food and essential hampers (including gifts) to young people all over the city.



Working in partnership with StreetGames, Fit and Fed has been delivered within the local community of Alway over the last two years. The aim of the project is to fight holiday hunger and physical inactivity throughout the school half term holidays by offering, without stigma, free healthy lunches as a standard part of the sessions.

How did we adapt during the pandemic?

The pandemic halted normal delivery from March. However, delivery resumed in the summer of 2020, the scheme being delivered in the local community. Young people were engaged in various sports and activities while receiving a nutritious packed lunch to take away.




Through the Doorstep Sport Club, County in the Community (along with support from StreetGames) delivered fun activities free of charge. The pandemic forced us to stop delivery from March until November when we began to hold sessions again until being placed in another lockdown prior to Christmas.

Location: Alway Centre

Day: Thursday

Time: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.




Healthy and Active Families project is a family engagement programme run in partnership with StreetGames and Newport Live, aimed at increasing well-being through physical activity and health education. 12 families (30+ individuals) engaged with the project based at Somerton Primary School with ages ranging from 3 years through to 50 years and over.

How did we adapt during the pandemic?

Being placed in lockdown meant we were unable to carry out face to face engagement at Somerton Primary School. Instead, the project continued to interact with the families by dropping off sports equipment to the family homes.

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