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Kickz – goals through football


Every week, over 400 young people take part in CITC’s award winning Kickz project, designed to improve the lives of young people in Manchester.  It’s a national project which uses the power of football to:

  • Engage young people in a range of constructive activities
  • Break down barriers between the police and young people
  • Reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the targeted neighbourhoods
  • Increase the playing, coaching and officiating opportunities for young people
  • Create routes into education, training and employment
  • Encourage volunteering and increase young people’s interest in the professional game

If you're aged between 12 and 19 and have nothing to do at the weekends, come along and see what we do.

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening City in the Community’s Kickz project gives young people the chance to take part in a range of free sporting activities including football, dance, netball and boxing.

As well as sports, the Kickz project gives young people the chance to try their hand at MCing and DJing You can even record your own music in the Kickz recording studio.

Open to both boys and girls sessions run at Sporting Edge on:

Thursday 5pm-7pm: Football

Friday 5pm-7pm: Football, MCing and DJing

Saturday 6pm - 8pm: Football, netball, street dance

In October 2008 MCFC Kickz project was named club of the year at the first ever national awards held at Wembley stadium. 

For more information please contact Dave Coppin on 0161 438 7710 or e-mail:

Prince's Trust

Princes Trust

CITC works alongside the Prince’s Trust to help support its Football Initiative project.

The community scheme provides match day tickets and ground tours for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service who deliver the Princes Trust Team programme in Moss Side and East Manchester.

The Team project is a 12-week personal development programme for 16-25 year olds and helps participants gain new skills, improve their confidence and earn recognised national qualifications.

For more information please contact Mike Dixon on 0161 438 7711 or e-mail:

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