This week Nigel Huddleston MP joined the Premier League in Parliament for an event that focused on projects they fund across English constituencies. They were able to show him how they are already engaged with more than half the first and primary schools in his constituency through their Premier League Primary Stars programme, which looks to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills by providing free, curriculum-linked teaching resources for girls and boys aged 5-11. They also encouraged him to spread the word to schools that are not yet engaged with them so that they don’t miss out.
In addition to their work with schools, the Premier League provide facilities funding across England and Wales in partnership with the Football Association and Government and through the Football Foundation. In Mr Huddleston’s constituency of Mid Worcestershire, they have provided over £1.1 million towards 4 grass pitches, as well as other facilities at Evesham United and Upton Snodsbury Church of England School. Sports clubs and schools can find out more about facilities funding streams on the Premier League website.
Speaking after the event, Mr Huddleston said, “the Premier League do some great work in communities across the country and I don’t think people realise quite how much they invest in building facilities and nurturing young talent. The fact that my rural constituency alone has received over a million pounds from them is indicative of the scale of the work they do.
The Premier League’s Primary Stars programme is a particularly positive initiative that gives schools the opportunity to use top of range equipment at no cost. I would strongly encourage any school in my constituency that has not yet engaged with this programme to look into doing so.”