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Exeter CITY Community Trust provide a variety of projects for school aged children either in an education setting as part of their school day or as part of a larger scheme which uses school facilities as a community hub. Many of these opportunities are free, any which are paying sessions will be kept at a minimum cost to ensure they remain accessible to all.

Exeter CITY Community Trust Premier League Kicks Project provides FREE sports coaching sessions to young people of ages 8-19 and is delivered over a variety of areas in our community including Wonford, Merrivale, & Cranbrook.

Young people attending can just turn up and play and there is no financial or attendance commitment as long as they are aged between 8 & 19 years old, they can take part in relaxed small sided football games and sports. Participants who show a positive attitude and commitment to Kicks have various opportunities to represent Exeter City in regional and national fixtures. Opportunity’s to represent Exeter City.

The scheme aims to inspire more young people to get active within their local area and help them realise their potential and is funded through the Premier League Charitable Fund and several other partners including Exeter City Council Community Safety Partnership, Coop Local Causes, One Stop Carriers for Causes and Proceeds of Crime Act.

The programme focuses on getting young people active through a variety of sports & activities that help to support young people to progress into positive pathways such as Education, work experience and qualifications. All whilst making a positive impact on the local community.

2019/20 Premier League Kicks Times - Term Time Only - Starting 13th Sept 2019

Thursdays - Merrivale Park - PL Kicks Football

Primary Kicks 5:00PM - 6:00PM (Primary School Yrs 4-6 Only)
PL Kicks 6:00PM - 7:00PM (12-19yrs)

Fridays - Wonford Youth Club - Phoenix Suite

Primary 4:30PM- 5:30PM (Primary School Yrs 4-6 Only)
Senior Youth Club 5:30PM - 6:30PM (12-19yrs)

Fridays - Wonford PL Kicks Football

Primary Kicks 5:30PM - 6:30PM (Primary School Yrs 4-6 Only)
PL Kicks 6:30PM - 7:30PM (12 -19yrs)

Friday - Cranbrook Education Campus

Primary Kicks 6:00PM- 7:00PM (Primary School Yrs 4-6 Only)
PL Kicks 7:00PM - 8:00PM (12-19yrs)


Please download and bring a completed Code of Conduct form with you within 3 weeks of starting the session. 

Want to get involved? Watch our short taster video below for more information: 

For further information contact

Kicks run a number of special events throughout the year, check out our reports.

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Street Soccer 4's


"The programme has helped me a lot. I came here not knowing what I wanted to do as a job. But helping the coaches has made me realise I want to go into coaching sports at schools. Eventually I would like to do my coaching badges, and go from there."


"The street soccer that was held at the stadium was really good. We need more of them!"


"Going to Kicks is something I look forward to just before school finishes. Everyone likes starting the weekend off with a few games of football."


"We've played a few fixtures against other teams, like Plymouth Argyle, and watched the game afterwards. If you act well, it gets noticed, which is good."

Just a few comments about our Kicks sessions

‘Premier League Kicks has brought children to an empty park, helped improve their  confidence with physical exercise, it’s helping to fight obesity! Encouraging  children outside in the winter, instead of playing on the computer they’re playing football.’

‘My son’s social skills have improved. Now he knows his neighbours’. ‘He’s taught them how to compete but not get upset if they lose. You can’t always win’.

‘My grandson has special needs. He loves coming here. It’s the highlight of his week.’  

‘They may not get on at school but here they’re learning that working together makes things easier’.