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STFC Community Foundation extend partnership with The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner


Posted Apr 20, 2022

STFC Community Foundation are delighted to announce that we have extended our partnership with The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. 

Joint funded by the Premier League and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) the PL Kicks programme works with those aged 8 – 18 to deliver community activities, workshops and football sessions.

The programme is designed to inspire young people to develop positive, supportive relationships with one another and the authorities with the aim of reducing any risk of youths being exploited or caught up in crime, while improving community safety. 

Children and young people who live Swindon and the surrounding areas can get involved with sessions running in the evenings and after school. In addition to this, holiday activities will also take place over the summer.

Andy Tye, Premier League Kicks Coordinator for the STFC Community Foundation said: The funding agreement with the OPCC will enable the Community Foundation to expand the reach of the PL Kicks programme to young people from different parts of Swindon and its surrounding areas.

The additional hours of activity will offer the young people of Swindon increased access to free football, coaching opportunities, and even chance to try their hand at officiating. This is as well as educating them on key societal themes through educational workshops.

The aim is that through this additional provision, the project will help young people to reach their potential whilst acting as a diversion away from antisocial behaviour and crime.

Partnerships with local stakeholders, and particularly the OPCC, are an integral part of our delivery plan. The collaboration between these parties will ensure we are not only positively affecting an increased number of young people, but ensuring that elements of our delivery are affecting the right people and the areas in need, with a more contextualised approach to delivery.”

For any queries regarding our PL Kicks provision — please email andy@​stfcfoundation.​com

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