Skip to main content Skip to site footer

U's Welcome Teams For Kicks Festival

20 August 2018

Colchester United’s FITC second Premier League Kicks Festival, which took place last Thursday, gave a platform to showcase the brilliant work seen across the programme.

Teams from across the South East and London travelled to take part in the Premier League Kicks Festival held at Shrub End Community Sports Centre.

Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham, Colchester United and two Fulham teams all took the chance to shine and display some fantastic football skills throughout the day despite the weather.

The teams also had the opportunity to be part of a Knife Crime and Gangs workshop delivered by Paul Hannaford, previously convicted of serious crimes. Paul now delivers these eye opening workshops to act as an early intervention to prevent young people making the wrong choices.

Colchester United’s first team players, Sammie Smzodics, Tom Lapslie and Aaron Barnes were in attendance to spend some time with the teams, answering questions and watching some of the games.

"Despite the continuous heavy rain, it was a brilliant way to round off another year’s delivery of Premier League Kicks.

"A credit to all of the players, teams and partners who helped to shape a memorable day for all involved," U’s Health and Inclusion Development Officer Callum Murphy said.

"We hope to add more events to the calendar and look forward to seeing more of the Colchester United Community attending the Premier League Kicks project."

For more information on the Premier League Kicks Project, please contact Callum Murphy on 01206 755160 or

Advertisement block