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Kickz North East

Drawing on the regions passion for football and the power of the SAFC brand, Kickz North East will engage young people in positive activities to improve skills, motivation, attainment, lower crime rates and improve the lives of those within the area by raising aspirations and achievement levels.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1089333)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation




Kickz North East improves lives in deprived areas through outreach work addressing endemic issues such as low aspirations, apathy, alcohol and substance misuse, teenage pregnancy, crime and anti-social behaviour in young people. The programme operates in local communities and in partnership with schools in Chester West, Chester-le-Street, Easington, Seaburn and Derwentside. There is a clear need for our work – 53% of people in Sunderland live in some of the most deprived areas in the country.


Day time / outreach sessions-working alongside schools to build relationships with those that are falling out of the system and those that have displayed anti-social behaviour. Drop in centers–Young people will attend voluntarily and a range of sports will be on offer as well as being able to come and socialise with friends in a safe environment. Project night– evening work for young people that have shown a desire to learn skills through the development of new opportunities and experiences.