The Premier League will support more than 15,000 children and young people throughout the summer by funding activity run by professional football club community organisations across England and Wales. More than 50 Premier League and EFL clubs will deliver the free sessions in the next gew weeks. They are designed to enhance the number of opportunities available to young people over the school holidays.
Activity will be tailored to suit local community needs and will include football sessions and tournaments, primary and secondary school education sessions, as well as social action initiatives. Several of the clubs will also provide attendees with access to nutritious meals, directly or alongside local partners, as they did during the Christmas and Easter school holidays. The Premier League Summer Sessions will build on the year-round delivery of the Premier League's Primary Stars, Kicks and Inspires programmes.
Richard Masters, Chief Executive at the Premier League, said: "The past 18 months have been extremely challenging for young people, especially those who have had disrupted school terms. Community teams at Premier League and EFL clubs carry out a huge amount of incredible work all year round and have adapted brilliantly to offer different ways of staying in touch during the pandemic. These school holiday sessions are another way that we and our clubs are supporting those most in need to get active, develop their personal skills and build friendships."
More information on what is happening can be seen on the Premier League website here. Premier League Primary Stars activity will inspire children to learn while Premier League Inspires sessions are designed to support 11 to 25-year-olds who are marginalised or at risk of not reaching their potential. The Premier League Summer Sessions are just one of the ways in which clubs have continued to support their communities and the NHS over the past 18 months.