Panna Cage Session with Former Mayor, Winston Michael

15th November 2018

On 23rd October former Ashford Mayor, Winston Michael came to visit Uprising. During his year term as Mayor of Ashford, Winston raised £25,000 for our charity. As well as funding a variety of other projects Uprising bought a Panna cage, something Winston really believed would be a benefit for the young people of Ashford.  

1v1 ‘Panna’ is a new format of football where the focus is on defeating your opponent either with goals or by gaining an instant win by performing a ‘Panna’ or ‘Nutmeg’ by playing the ball through your opponent’s legs. It is a fantastic game which helps develop close control, creativity, touch, innovation, decision making, defensive and attacking skills. Games are quick, lasting 2-3 minutes ensuring that players aren’t waiting too long for their next turn to play.

The young people thoroughly enjoyed the Panna session and we had a good turn out with over 30 children and young people coming to test their football skills. The young people said, ‘It was really fun, and I can’t wait to do it again.’ The former Mayor even had a go and is keen for many other children and young people across Ashford to use the Panna Cage. Keep your eyes open for the Panna cage coming to a park near you.

If you are interested in renting the Panna cage for your event or function please don’t hesitate to contact Andrew Richardson on