Barclays Premier League Works Community Champions Deliver Money Skills Workshops For Kicks Champions
Two Barclays Premier League Works Community Champions volunteered to deliver Money Skills Workshop to over 600 people at the annual Premier League Kicks Cup.
Adam Hoole, 19 from Leamington and Drew Wigston, 22 from Fenham successfully completed the 15 week Barclays Premier League Works (BPLW) employability programme in April, which saw them take part in Barclays Money Skills workshops, work placements and a residential trip to London. Along with other course participants, they are now embarking on their Community Championship phase of the course.
Course participants are encouraged to enhance their skills and CV’s through volunteering within the local community and help to deliver Money Skills workshops to 500 young people throughout the coming year.
The two local lads volunteered to represent Newcastle United and help the Premier League in Liverpool last week for the annual Premier League Kicks Cup. Adam and Drew grasped the opportunity to deliver Money Skills workshops to over 600 young people from all over the country.
Adam and Drew spent the day welcoming teams to the event, helping teams fill out forms and give advice. Over the course of the day the two boys grew in confidence, worked on their networking skills and helped facilitate an excellent event which will go well on their CV’s.
Part of their workshop was to help engage young people with the concept of money and budgeting. One scenario they set up was to create a Fantasy Football Team with a budget of £60 Million. Each team had to choose 11 players for their team and keep within budget. The winner would win new team kit and equipment vouchers for their club’s official charity. The challenge was successful in order to broaden understanding for the young people from 46 different football league clubs,
For more information on how you can be part of the Barclays Premier League Works programme please contact Al Hill, BPLW Project Officer on 07583 007 619 or firstname.lastname@example.org