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Hundreds of children and young people will benefit from free summer activities provided by the Cardiff City FC Community Foundation during the school holidays.
The free sessions will be enhancing 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.
Our Primary Stars Programme will continue to deliver the Welsh Government's School Holiday Enrichment Programme. The School Holiday Enrichment Programme focuses on food and nutrition, education and physical activity, and social action initiatives linked to sustainability through Planet Super League.
S.H.E.P focuses on food and nutrition, education and physical activity
Through our youth outreach programme - Premier League Kicks - we will continue to work with young people to help them achieve their potential, as well as build stronger, safer, and more inclusive communities.
Throughout the summer, Kicks will be keeping young people healthy and safe through free football sessions, community cohesion events, and workshops that cover societal issues including racism and discrimination.
Kicks works with young people and builds safer, more inclusive communities
Over the summer, our Premier League Inspires coaches will be supporting Year 6 pupils’ wellbeing as they ready themselves for the transition to secondary school.
These summer sessions will develop and maintain pupil’s motivation and positive attitudes during this significant period in their lives, equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to be confident and competent to fully access post-transition opportunities and develop the tools and skills to deal with the emotional challenges of transitioning into secondary school.
Supporting the transition from primary to secondary education
Gavin Hawkey, Director at Cardiff City FC Foundation, said:
"Our communities have been hugely affected by the pandemic. Children and young people need our support more than ever. Continuing our work with children and young people over the summer break re-affirms our commitment to helping them achieve their full potential."
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."
These summer activities are just one of the ways in which we have continued to support our communities over the past 18 months.