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Rob Hall and Sanmi Odelusi visit Premier League Kicks project

23 January 2015

Pair attend initiative run by the club's Community Trust in association with the Premier League

First team duo Rob Hall and Sanmi Odelusi recently paid a visit to Castle Hill Young People Centre to spend time with the local youngsters who are involved in the Premier League Kicks initiative.

The pair, who were accompanied by Community Ambassador Tony Kelly, took time out of their schedules on Thursday evening to join in the fun with teenagers who use the Premier League funded facilities at Castle Hill.

Odelusi and Hall firstly took part some small-sided football games on the centre’s astro turf pitches before visiting the youth club where they played table tennis and pool with the youngsters and also posed for photographs and signed autographs for those present.

A nationwide initiative supported by the Premier League, over 50 top flight and Football League clubs are currently involved in Premier League Kicks.

Offering those aged between 12 and 18 the chance to take part in positive activities, the project aims to build safer, stronger communities through the development of young people’s potential alongside increasing participation in spot overall.

Each project is unique to its location, with the Castle Hill based branch focusing prominently on the sports aspect of the programme alongside offering a safe place for children to enjoy themselves.

Speaking following the event, Tony Kelly praised the efforts of the staff at the centre, believing that their hard work will reap dividends in and around the Bolton area.

“I really enjoyed the night,” he said. “The Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, with the help of the Premier League, are doing a fantastic job at the centre and it was clear to see that the kids appreciate their efforts.

“They were very eager to interact with Rob and Sanmi who were also brilliant and it was great to see them representing the club around the town.

“It’s a brilliant thing that the Premier League are doing by putting something back into the communities, and you can see that the kids really enjoy it – it keeps them off the streets, gives them an outlet, and long may it continue.”

For more information on the Premier League Kicks programme, please visit www.bwct.org.uk.

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