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Hope boys club get their kicks with Liverpool Football Club

Hope boys club

A group of young people from Hope Community Project’s boys club in Wolverhampton recently enjoyed a packed day out in Liverpool.

The group took in the sights at the Albert Docks area and explored Liverpool’s nautical heritage with a visit to the Maritime Museum. They also took part in canoeing at the Watersports Centre.

They visited the Fire Fit HUB – a Super Youth Zone that offers sports, music, culture and diversity designed by young people for young people. Here they took a tour and enjoyed a Premier League Kicks session provided by the Liverpool Football Club (LFC) Foundation and Merseyfire (Merseyside fire and Rescue) staff.  

Gary Oakford, group manager at Merseyfire, said, “I am certain the highlight of the day were the gift bags provided by LFC Foundation. Two of the young people were awarded additional prizes for effort and exemplary behaviour. I am certain they will have the bragging rights next week with their Liverpool shirts when they return to school.”

/media/news/library/image001-2.jpgHe said, “We do hope to explore an exchange visit to Wolverhampton later this year and will be contacting Wolverhampton FC Kicks programme to enable the young people from different communities to meet through sport.”

Premier League Kicks is a community programme that uses football and sport to inspire young people in some of the most high-need areas across England and Wales.

Based in Wolverhampton, Hope runs the group for boys aged 10-16 years. It meets every Wednesday from 4.30 – 6.30 and offers an opportunity for young people to make friends and join in activities. To find out more visit Hope Community Project's website.

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