Word up on Kickz kids in studio
- Wed 05 Aug 2009, 4:19PM
- Posted byPeter Ferguson
Young MC's from City in the Community’s award-winning sports project Kickz are heading for the recording studio following their top performance in the recent Live From City concert at SportCity.
The Blues boys showcased their talent by kicking off the event with four fab tunes to set the tone for Kid British, DJ Mike Pickering and headliners Doves at the launch gig for the Club's new Umbro home shirt.
Now the lads, aged from 14 to 18, will soon be making their own CD thanks to funding from the Brit Trust and the Football Foundation - the second produced by youngsters involved with Kickz.
Dave Coppin, who runs CITC’s Kickz project, said: “Kickz is all about giving young people opportunities they wouldn’t normally have, and for these guys to play a concert in the shadow of City of Manchester Stadium and alongside artists such as Doves was fantastic.”
The Kickz project is managed nationally by the Football Foundation and delivered by professional clubs' community coaches. It harnesses football's power to create stronger, safer and more respectful communities by developing young people’s potential.
Through CITC, Manchester City runs two Kickz projects for 13-18 year olds on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at the Platt Lane Leisure Complex in Fallowfield and the Sporting Edge Sport centres in Openshaw.
Up to 300 youngsters a week are given the opportunity to play football, work out in the gym, take part in MCing and DJing workshops and complete qualifications.
MCFC was named Kickz club of the year in October 2008 at the national awards held at Wembley Stadium.
For more information about the Kickz project contact CITC on 0161 438 7711 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.