KICKSTART - A BRAND NEW FOOTBALL INITIATIVE FOR 14-16 OLDS
This initiative aims to engage young people through football whilst offering a structured education package to tackle and prevent knife crime and anti-social behaviour around Cambridgeshire. The recreational football programme is part funded by The FA and Cambridgeshire Constabulary. Delivered by Cambridge United Community Trust and Norwich City RDP
The football sessions will be fun, engaging and appropriate for the age of the participants. Each centre will be provided with 26 weeks of football activities to be held on school grounds, and will encompass an FA qualification coupled with a bespoke football club support package for the development of young leaders in the community.
West Midlands Police has produced a video as part of an anti-knife crime campaign, featuring Convicted murderer Sadam Essakhil speaking about the life-ruining consequences of carrying a knife. Sadam is serving a life sentence for a murder he committed when he was 15. The video aims to make young people think twice about carrying knives.