PREMIER LEAGUE SUPPORTS PALACE FOR LIFE’S WORK IN SOUTH LONDON
The Premier League supports football at every level across the country, providing world leading investment in communities and facilities to positively impact the lives of millions of people. Here, we celebrate the Premier League Supports campaign by highlighting a few recent achievements.
This weekend marks the Premier League Supports campaign, which celebrates some of the amazing work clubs across the country are doing for their communities, and at Palace, we’re taking a look at some programmes which the Premier League support us with.
Since September, we have provided free sports sessions for 1,004 young people through our Premier League Kicks programme. We also launched a new Premier League Kicks basketball session, alongside professional basketball player Justin Robinson.
We have worked with 386 people with disabilities since September, including our so-far unbeaten Powerchair team who currently sit top of the league. Our Powerchair team will be receiving the fair-play award for season 2021-22 at half-time on Saturday – keep an eye out for them and give them a cheer!
Our youth mental health wellbeing programme Team Mates is at a record high with over 160 year 6 participants too. Our Primary Stars programme is still going strong, and you can hear from Ava on how the programme has supported her.
Some of Palace’s rising stars also came to help run a PE lesson to some of our Primary Stars students at a local Croydon school recently as well as answering some questions about their Palace career’s so far.
It’s thanks to funding from the Premier League that we are able to reach so many people in south London, and it’s not just Premier League clubs they support.
Premier League funding for football in England and Wales stretches from grassroots to the professional leagues, supporting both the men’s and women’s game and developing facilities for thousands of teams at all levels of the game.
Between 2022, and 2025, the Premier League has committed to investing £1.16bn in communities and the wider game. The Premier League invests in community projects run by 145 professional and non-league clubs, supporting children and young people through focused initiatives and programmes targeting local needs.