The Premier League 4 Sport Project began on the 1st September 2009 by all 20 Premier League Football Clubs. The project is aimed at young people aged 14-24, offering them the opportunity to play more sport for free.The Albion Foundation acts as a “hub” for these sessions; linked to community sports facilities and secondary schools to create satellite sports centres.
The project is delivered through Premier League Football Clubs, Sport England and Youth Sport Trust with the vision to involve 25,000 young people initially into the 6 different sports that we currently offer: volleyball, basketball, netball, table tennis, badminton and tennis.
In addition to this, we began to focus on coach education allowing young people the opportunity to undertake young leaders, young officials and nationally recognized coaching qualifications making the project self sustaining and ensuring the development of young people within the borough of Sandwell.
Take a look at our video below to learn more about the Premier League 4 Sport activities that we currently run:
We currently run PL4S sessions in the following sports: Basketball, badminton, volleyball, tennis, table tennis and netball.
Partnership schools where we run the sessions include:
George Salter Academy,
Shireland Hall Primary,
Wood Green Academy,
St Michaels CE School,
Bristnall Hall Academy,
Wodensbrough High School,
West Minster School.
“Our clubs bring unique qualities to a project like Premier League 4 Sport – and not just the power of the club badge to attract young people’s involvement.”
Richard Scudmore, Premier League Chief Executive
“This initiative is great news for young people and communities and will help get thousands more teenagers participating in sports over the next few years, building on our goal to get young people doing five hours of sport a week.”
“The volleyball sessions put on by the coaches are fun challenging.”
Maciek Balaban, PL4S participant
“I think the project is excellent, it encourages pupils to try new sports.”
Jonas Olsson, WBA Vice Captain