Community Cohesion

Here at Southend United Community & Educational Trust, we promote diversity, tolerance and equality throughout all of the programmes we deliver.



Our Community Cohesion programmes engage with young people aged 12 – 25, using football as a positive vehicle to bring people together regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexuality or disability.

Programmes are targeted at under-represented groups such as people with a disability, BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) and low-income families with the view to creating positive activity and meaningful progressions.

Our Community Cohesion team signposts young people to exciting education, training and volunteering opportunities including the Prince’s Trust Team programme and the NCS programme.

We have an impressive progression and success rate, helping young people reach their ambitions.

If you’d like to be one in a million – contact us today.

I am loving volunteering for Southend United at the PL Kicks programme. This project keeps young people off the street and engaged in Football. I am also over the moon in gaining my Level 1 in Football qualification and starting on the coaching ladder

Tom
Volunteer

PL Kicks

The Premier League Kicks (PL Kicks) programme is a national project delivered across the UK by professional football clubs.

We use the hook of Southend United Football Club to engage with young boys and girls aged 12-19 in deprived areas across Southend through the power of sport.

Daily sessions run throughout the week, whereby young people can enjoy free football in a safe and enjoyable environment, consequently reducing crime rates and anti-social behaviour in the local community.

For more information, please contact Dan Hall on 01702 341351 or [email protected]

Every Player Counts

The Every Player Counts programme supports the EFL Trust’s aim of increasing sports participation for all.

The programme covers a wide range of disabilities with the simple aim of getting more people involved in sport, tailored to the specific needs of the local community.

Our aim at Southend United CET is to have pan-disability football pathways that will enable young disabled people aged 11-19 living in South East Essex to play football and progress to the level they are able to achieve.

Strong relationships have been developed with special schools whereby our coaching staff provide lunchtime clubs and in-school PE provision including football, multi-sports and teambuilding activities.

Additionally, after school clubs, holiday camps, player visits, stadium tours, match tickets and event opportunities to young people living with pan disabilities are provided.

For more information, please contact April Smith on 01702 341351 or [email protected]

BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need is the BBC's UK corporate charity, with money raised by the public to help make a difference to children who need support.

With the help of BBC Children in Need funding, we're engaging with 105 participants aged 10-18, 65 participants aged 10-15 and 40 participants aged 16-18 from May 2019 to April 2020 - through After School Clubs and Community Groups.

The overall aim is to give young people the opportunity to take part in physical activity and make a difference in their lives.