IT was the big kick off for Sheffield United’s Kickz Radio station - and so many people were keen to see it hundreds were left disappointed outside.
The Kickz Radio team were joined by Blades players at a showcase at the Sheffield O2 Academy. The station is run by young people for young people, and on the night the crew showcased performances to a 450 strong crowd.
United players Laurence Thomas, Kris Lokberg and Marc Warren were there to present awards to young people in recognition of their participation in the project.
Coordinator Lloyd Samuels said: “We were overwhelmed by the size of the audience. The evening just showed we need such an event as we still had a few hundred outside that could not get in.”
The Kickz scheme provides activities for more than 600 young people aged 12 to 19 in the Sharrow and Broomhall areas of Sheffield, offering them the chance to get involved in sports, volunteering, and educational courses.
Sue Beeley, head of community for Sheffield United, said: “Kickz gives youngsters the chance to have fun by taking part, then volunteering, then getting paid to work.”