Premier League Primary Stars: Foundation supporting children across Wolverhampton

Premier League Primary Stars: Foundation supporting children across Wolverhampton Image

Wolves Foundation are helping thousands of primary school children across the city to learn through the power of football. 

The Premier League Primary Stars initiative impacts over 19,000 schools in England and Wales, and Wolves goalkeeper Tom King visited Bushbury Hill Primary School to see the programme in action.

This week marks the start of the Premier League’s ‘More Than A Game’ campaign, showcasing how the league’s wide-ranging investment into all levels of football enables people connected to clubs to have a positive impact on their local communities.

King took part a dodgeball session led by Wolves Foundation staff, with the focus on teambuilding for the Year 5 class.

Wolves Foundation engage with more than 100 schools annually through Premier League Primary Stars, working in key areas such as PSHE, Physical Education, Maths and English.

The club’s official charity works with local primary schools throughout the academic year, making a difference to over 3000 children each week.

Richard Lewis, senior schools officer at Wolves Foundation, said: “A vital part of what we do at the Foundation is to support schools in the area, helping their children learn and grow through Premier League Primary Stars.

“We were delighted to have Tom King come to join us at Bushbury Hill. It was great to see his competitive spirit coming through and we know the kids really enjoyed themselves!

“Using the power of football and the Wolves badge, we are able to engage with children in a unique way. It really helps to encourage them to get active and develop those essential skills.”

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters added: “One of the great strengths of football is its ability to have a positive impact on people of all ages and backgrounds – from fans watching in the stands to the millions playing grassroots football, and all those involved in community programmes run by clubs.

“Thanks to the success of Premier League football, we are able to continue providing unparalleled investment to all levels of the game. This enables clubs to deliver life-changing community programmes week in, week out, in every part of the country.”


"Of course it’s so important to give back to the community and Wolverhampton as a whole. It's great to be here and to show our support."

Maximilian Kilman | Wolves Captain and Foundation Ambassador

"As a lifelong Wolves fan, to represent the Club and Foundation is something I'll cherish forever."

Daz James | Wolves Disability FC

"Without Wolves Foundation I wouldn't be here today, that's for certain."

John Martin | Head 4 Health participant

"It is amazing to be out there meeting people and having some fun. It is really important for Wolves to have this connection with the fans and to see the happiness in their faces."

Toti Gomes | Wolves Defender

"Savannah absolutely loves the group. The staff are committed to making every single session fun and welcoming."

Natasha | Healthy Goals parent

"It’s special because it's my club and I’m so proud to be from Wolves as well. I can see the projects and all the work Wolves Foundation are doing and I know it makes such an impact, so to even be a little part of that and to help out where I can – it's so exciting."

Amber Sandhu | Broadcaster and Foundation Ambassador

"It’s huge for the school, I can’t speak highly enough of Wolves Foundation and the opportunities that they give us."

Mr Robinson | Woodsetton School

“I think all football clubs should be the beating heart of their communities and Wolves, through the Foundation, manages to do that."

Johnny Phillips | Sky Sports Presenter and Foundation Ambassador

"We get loads of different opportunities with a Premier League club. I feel really privileged to be a part of it."

Mustafa | Football & Education College Academy student

"Frank has Alzheimer’s Disease and when he was first diagnosed we felt lost and alone. Attending Molineux Memories is a lifeline for both of us; it is run by friendly, committed staff who ensure that everyone is included and enjoys themselves."

Frank and Alison | Molineux Memories

"To come here and be hands on with the kids is unreal. Working with Wolves and the Foundation is a blessing and I'm honoured. It feels surreal sometimes but it's the best feeling."

S-X | Music Producer and Foundation Ambassador

"It's good to give back what you got. Football and the Wolves Foundation help me, so I like to help the community."

Taye | Premier League Kicks

"Wolves is a fantastic football club, and they’re excelling off the pitch as well with all the brilliant community work that the Foundation does. The passion of the coaches and the opportunities to play are amazing."

Jack Rutter | Former Great Britain Paralympian and Foundation Ambassador

"Wolves has definitely helped my personal development, but now also helps me to develop people I work with. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the opportunities Wolves Foundation have given me."

Carl Ackasovs | Wolves Foundation

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