Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips and Scott Carson recently took part in a game of City in the Community (CITC) Kicks Countdown.

Hosted by Kicks participant, Owen, Phillips and Carson went head-to-head trying to spell words that encapsulate Kicks values from jumbled letters.

See who came out on top of CITC Kicks Countdown.


Talking after the game, Owen said: “Kalvin is my favourite player, so it was great to meet him. He was really good at the game.

“Kicks has provided me with opportunities like this, as well as a place to keep fit and healthy, and to get me off the streets.”

Premier League Kicks has supported hundreds of thousands of young people to achieve their potential and improve their wellbeing through free weekly football sessions and educational workshops.

Premier League Kicks began in the 2006/07 season in partnership with the Metropolitan Police, with the aim of involving and supporting young people in regular, positive, and fun activity, whilst helping to create stronger, safer, more inclusive communities.

To date, the Premier League has invested almost £66 million in Kicks.

Since it began, more than 490,000 young people have participated in Premier League Kicks football and multi-sport sessions held at community venues across England and Wales, during more than one million hours of free sessions.

The programme started with four pilot clubs and is now run across more than 1,000 venues by 90 Premier League, English Football League and National League sides — all funded by the Premier League.

If you would like to support CITC and its work, you can this Christmas through Manchester City’s ‘The Greatest Season of All’ campaign.

For every purchase a fan makes for a range of selected Christmas retail clothing items, available online and in the City Store, the Club will donate £5 to its charity, City in the Community.

Fans can also make additional donations at the tills in the stadium store, when checking out during their purchase journey for match tickets and via

City in the Community empowers healthier lives with city youth through football.

To find out more, visit or follow the charity on social media @CITCmancity.