Young people in Peterborough who are
interested in getting involved in a career in sports are being
invited to ‘Kick Start’ the process in a new four-week intensive
programme being launched by Peterborough City Council and
Peterborough United Football Club.
The ‘Kick Start’ initiative is aimed at young
people in Peterborough aged 16 to 19-years-old who are not in
education, employment and training. It will be held at Peterborough
United’s London Road ground on Thursdays and Fridays between 9.30am
and 3pm for four weeks starting on Thursday 25 November 2010. It is
being run by the city council’s 8-to-19 service in partnership with
the football club.
The free programme will be run from
Peterborough United’s London Road ground and the young people who
complete it will be awarded an Award Scheme Development and
Accreditation Network (ASDAN) sports qualification. Lunch and
travel is provided.
The course will also help young people brush
up on their interview skills and teach them how to put together a
clear and concise curriculum vitae (CV) to help them secure jobs in
the future. They will also work on a community project to encourage
them to work together as a team.
Councillor John Holdich, cabinet member for
educations, skills and university, said: “It is important we
continue to raise the skill levels of everyone in Peterborough and
ensure our young people are channelling their energies in a really
positive way to help them get into work, education and
“Lots of young people are interested in sport
and this programme will not only give them the opportunity to take
part in sports sessions to achieve the ASDAN sports qualification
but will also give them life skills to help them apply for jobs and
prepare for interviews.
“In this current climate it is hard enough for
people to find employment and this course aims to help to give
young people a lift up onto the first rung of the employment
Darragh MacAnthony, chairman of Peterborough
United Football Club, said: “We are delighted to be working with
Peterborough City Council to deliver this course for young people.
Peterborough United is very much a community-focused club and this
is just one example of how we are working in the community for the
benefit of the city as a whole.”
If you are aged 16 to 19 and interested in
joining the Kick Start programme contact your 8-to-19 service
Connexions worker or Jason Horne on (01733) 864500 or 07920 160105,
or email email@example.com.