Free BAE Kickabouts 15-18 Years


In October 2022, we trialled a ten-week programme in Medway. The programme was aimed at 16–18-year-olds who loved to play football but didn’t have the financial or time capacity to commit to a club. Therefore, working with our Community Investment Partner, BAE Systems, and award-winning Medway grassroots football club, Anchorians FC, we developed a unique new programme, especially for this age group.

One player from the trial period said, “I have really enjoyed everything I have done in the sessions: dribbling, passing, shooting, defending, and I particularly enjoyed practising shooting, as I got to practice scoring lots of goals. When the sessions come back next year, I will definitely participate in them again.”

The programme was such a success that we proudly announce that it is back for 2023.

By providing these sessions free of charge, we are removing barriers to play whilst helping these young people to learn new skills, make new friends, and enjoy the beautiful game in a safe and inclusive environment.

And with exams just around the corner, taking part in just 30 minutes of fresh air and exercise can boost your mental health and productivity by up to 45%*. So, if your young person is hitting the books hard, encourage them to have a break and try one of our kickabout sessions.

Session details

  • Start date: Monday, 1st May. Running until Monday 17th July 2023
  • Time: 5-6 pm
  • Venue: Anchorians FC, Darland Avenue, Gillingham ME7 3AN
  • Cost: Free
  • Coach: James Harrison (Head Coach at Anchorians FC)

We want to take this opportunity to thank BAE Systems and Anchorians FC for the ongoing passion, commitment and support of this brilliant programme. Without them, there would be no provision, so thank you!

Get in touch

Toby Elgar, Football Development Officer (Youth & Mini Soccer)