In partnership with Nottinghamshire Police, we have been running weekly socially distanced football sessions for youngsters throughout the summer. This initiative was part of our Premier League Kicks programme which encourages 8-18 year olds to be more active and increase their social engagement.
Throughout lockdown we delivered a range of activity sessions that ensured young people were still able to be active in time where they may otherwise have not been. All of our sessions were compliant with social distancing measures to ensure the safety of both our participants and coaches.
The activities included foot golf, foot tennis and other fitness sessions. Participants raging from the ages of 8-16 were able to attend sessions weekly free of charge.
Youth outreach worker Romel Davis who we worked closely with to organise these sessions said:
“We took the events to areas where there has been an increase in anti-social behaviour and crime through lockdown and also areas with high depravation.
“It has also been an opportunity to get many young people out of their home as restrictions eased doing something positive, fun and healthy.
“During the eight week roadshow both organisations engaged with hundreds of children.
“We will be running more of these sessions in collaboration in the future so please look out for further details.”
Nottingham Forest Community Trust would like to thank the Nottinghamshire Police for all of their support and amazing work engaging with participants throughout the duration of the roadshow.
To find out more about our Premier League Kicks programme click here.