Youth sports project kicks off

Premier League Kicks, a sports programme that’s free of charge for children and young people in Beeston and Holbeck, kicked off last week, thanks to funding from Beeston and Holbeck Councillors, Angela Gabriel, Andrew Scopes and Gohar Almass.

The Premier League Kicks programme, delivered by the Leeds United Foundation, aims to offer opportunities for children and young people to develop their character, resilience and determination, whilst developing their social responsibility and skills for their future. The Councillors have welcomed this opportunity for young people aged 8 – 18 in Beeston and Holbeck.

The weekly sessions, which were delayed due to the pandemic, began on 11 May and will run until 23 February 2022 at Holbeck Community Centre. The programme is run on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm, with the first hour for 8 -12 year olds and the second hour for 13-18 year olds.

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Councillor Angela Gabriel (Beeston and Holbeck) said:

“My colleagues and I are delighted to be working together with the Leeds United Foundation to support this fantastic project to get young people engaged with sport.

“After the year that we’ve all had, this is a really positive and exciting opportunity for local young people to develop their skills and confidence whilst getting active in our community.

“I hope that local young people, particularly girls and those aged between 14 – 18, who might not usually be involved in sport, will be inspired to take part.”

Sessions also run at:

South Leeds Youth Hub, Middleton Road, Belle Isle, LS10 3JA on Wednesdays 5-7pm

Holbeck Moor, LS11 9QL on Fridays from 4-5.30pm


This post is based on a press rtelease issued by Beeston & Holbeck Ward Councillors

Photo: Councillors Angela Gabriel and Andrew Scopes visiting the project in March 2019