Community Inclusion

Pompey in the Community exists to ensure we utilise the power of football to bring the community together. We believe that meaningful change happens when communities come together. We aim to make a lasting impact in our city and surrounding areas to ensure there is an inclusive society for all.

Premier League Kicks

Pompey in the Community deliver a number of FREE sessions across the city for 8-18 year olds, as part of the Premier League Kicks programme. This programme addresses the lack of opportunity for those living in areas of social deprivation whilst providing positive activities at times and in communities where there is a gap in provision. We work with a variety of partners who help provide a wide range of sessions across Portsmouth.

Premier League Kicks started in 2006 and has a long history of using the power of football and the value of sports participation to help youngsters in some of the most high-need areas.

By engaging young people in constructive activities, including a wide variety of sports, coaching, music and educational and personal development sessions, communities up and down the country have been transformed with impressive football and sports participation rates and the authorities reporting significant reductions in anti-social behaviour in the areas in which it is delivered.

The scheme has also enabled thousands of youngsters to find routes into education, training and employment with volunteering being a key component.
One of the highlights of the programme is the annual Premier League Kicks Cup which brings together all of the clubs for a showpiece football competition involving hundreds of young people.

Find out what our Premier League Kicks Coordinator, Callum Fowler, has to say about his recent visit to the Premier League Youth Summit: https://www.premierleague.com/news/3885224

Find out more about the sessions here: www.pompeyitc.co.uk/community-sessions