Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation launched Kick’s in 2006.
Kicks provides a huge variety of sports, music, arts, and social personal development workshops at projects by a range of delivery partners.
The programme has significantly exceeded all of its growth targets. Last year Middlesbrough Football Club and their partners engaged over 400 young people, at 10 projects, located in 7 different wards in Middlesbrough.
Each participant had been engaged for an average of over 60 hours and a total of 120 hours contact hours were delivered.
The MFC Foundation requested PCC funding to roll the programme out to another three wards across Middlesbrough.
Across the venues, three hours of activities per week will be delivered. During the three hours, the first hour will include a mini-kicks session aimed at 8-13 year olds. The following two hours will consist of a kicks session aimed at 14-19 year olds.
The programme benefits young people aged 8-19 in each of these wards. Structured weekly activities benefit young people’s fitness, health and wellbeing.
The programme also targets key skills such as literacy and numeracy through an alternative curriculum. There is an opportunity for the young people to receive accreditation for football coaching.
This decision was made on 21st July 2015. Following an audit, this Decision Record Form has been drafted retrospectively for completeness.