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How PL Summer Sessions kept young people active

Find out how 15,000 young people have been helped by 71 clubs during the school holidays

8 September 2021

During the school summer holidays, almost 15,000 young people were kept active and engaged by more than 70 clubs in England and Wales as part of the Premier League Summer Sessions. The activities were provided the length and breadth of the country, all free of charge. They ranged from football training, to helping primary schoolchildren transition to secondary schools, to workshops on how to tackle racism and the dangers of gang culture.

Each of the sessions was tailored to the needs of local community. They were integrated within the delivery of Premier League programmes that take place all year round for people aged up to their 20s, such as Premier League Primary Stars, Premier League Kicks and Premier League Inspires. All the programmes were designed to use the power of the football and the football club to inspire young people at a time of the year when they may struggle for structure in their lives.

The children who participated are now returning to schools across England and Wales, but that does not mark the end of the clubs' engagement with them. They will continue to help the children, either in school through Premier League Primary Stars or Premier League Inspires, or outside through their regular Premier League Kicks sessions. See more on the Premier League website here.

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