Meet Tom, our Community Outreach Officer

In our ongoing effort to reduce anti social behaviour, we have welcomed Tom Evanson, our new Community Outreach Officer.

Alongside the Stay On Side programme, led by West Mercia Police, Shrewsbury Town FC Foundation are engaging with young people across Shropshire to give them ways to utilise sport and reduce the chance of them participating in anti social behaviour.

Tom leads PL Kicks, which is a free session designed to develop young people through the power of sport using constructive activities including Football, Boxing, Dance and Personal Development workshops. The sessions also enable participants to find routes into education, training and employment with volunteering being a key component.

Since the launch of the programme, over 500 young people across Shrewsbury have accessed PL Kicks enabling the programme to make a positive change in the local community

“PL Kicks is a fantastic programme that offers youngsters an opportunity to play football in a fun and safe environment with excellent coaches. Football not only keeps people fit and healthy, it also brings people together from all types of backgrounds, teaching them life skills such as team work and sportsmanship.

This has a massive benefit to the local community as it keeps youngster’s engaged and focused, keeping them off the streets. The Shrewsbury Town Foundation has an excellent partnership with West Mercia Police, providing a great link to the community to develop relationships further within the local area.”

– PC Chris Rayment

Discover more about the programmes featured in this article:

PL Kicks – Stay On Side

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