Premier League Kicks Tournament Inspires Young People

On Saturday 11th February 2017, Derby County Community Trust attended a Premier League Kicks Tournament hosted by the Leicester City Community Trust.

20 teams were present on the day with the aim being to bring together young people from across the country.

The six-a-side tournament saw over 200 participants turn out to represent teams from Arsenal, Aston Villa, Derby, Everton, QPR, Leicester and West Bromwich Albion, as well as a team from the Leicestershire Police Cadets.

The Premier League Trophy also made an appearance to help inspire and motivate the players which proved to be a big hit to all who attended.

After a competitive tournament which was played in the right spirit, it was the team from the Black Country who prevailed as West Bromwich Albion triumphed 1-0 against the Leicester City Kicks team in the final.

Derby made it all the way to the semi-finals only to be knocked out by eventual winners West Brom.

Following the tournament, Gavin Lewis from the Derby County Community Trust said “The tournament was a great success, and demonstrated that football can bring people together from different areas, backgrounds and cultures”. 

Find out more about the Derby County Community Trusts PL Kicks session here: www.derbycountycommunitytrust.com/programmes/inclusion/premier-league-kicks

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