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Published March 11, 2024

Premier League football kit gifted to girls by the Foundation

Girls football teams from 5 schools taking part in Ipswich Town Foundation’s Premier League Programme will receive Premier League Primary Stars football kit to celebrate their involvement in the programme and commitment to girls’ football. The programme has been delivered to over 30 different schools in the past 18 months accessing many different Premier league funded initiatives.

Chris Scopes, Schools development manager said: “The Premier League Primary Stars program harnesses the allure of both the Premier League and Ipswich Town to ignite inspiration in children across various facets of education. By leveraging the excitement of football, this initiative not only engages students but also instils vital skills and values. Additionally, the provision of kits for girls’ football in schools not only promotes inclusivity but also fosters a sense of belonging and empowerment among young female players, paving the way for greater participation and achievement in sports.”

The Kit Scheme is just one element of the Premier League’s primary school education programme, Premier League Primary Stars, and builds upon the 7,000 free football kits that have already been given away via the Premier League’s primary schools programme since 2017.

Dan Burrows, Senior Director, Nike Social & Community Impact said: “Nike is delighted to partner with the Premier League on the Kit Scheme for girls. Our work with partners like the Premier League is vital to removing cultural, social and economic barriers to participation, so all young people, especially girls, have an opportunity to benefit from play and sport. Together, we can create an active next generation and a more equitable future for all.”

Launched in 2017 and available to every primary school in England and Wales, Premier League Primary Stars uses the appeal of football to help children to be active and develop essential life skills.

The free primary schools programme enables children to take part in, and enjoy, more football, sport and physical activity, as well as increasing their interest, understanding and confidence in English, PSHE and Maths to support their development of skills and values that are crucial to success in later life. More than 19,000 schools across England and Wales have engaged with the programme to date.

Premier League Primary Stars provides teachers and parents with free downloadable resources across a range of curriculum subjects at Key Stage 1 (age 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (age 7-11), developed by teachers for teachers, and in collaboration with experts such as the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.

Currently, 104 professional football clubs from across the leagues run in-classroom Premier League Primary Stars sessions in local partner schools. More than 68,000 teachers have signed up to access free online national curriculum-linked resources, to date.

The total Premier League investment into the programme, via the Premier League Charitable Fund, is over £60 million, to date.

For more information, please visit Premier League Primary Stars website.