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Celebrating the Kinder + Sport Move and Learn at Parliament

Last week, ourselves and Ferrero went to Houses of Parliament to celebrate the success of our Kinder + Sport Move and Learn programme. In the presence of guest of honour, Olympic hero Sally Gunnell, and numerous MP’s we talked about  the programme which this year will get over 30,000 children active and learning about the […]

The Rise of Female Football

In the past two years, over 30,000 women were recruited onto our Female Football Development programme, and last year a record number of girls were recorded to be participating in our Girl’s Cup. There is no doubt that female football is on the rise. To capitalise on this success, this year’s FA Girls’ Football Week […]

Even More Girls On the Road to Wembley

For the second successive year, a record number of girls have taken part in The Football League’s Girls Cup Competition. There are subsequently more girls on the road to Wembley. The tournament culminates in a once in a lifetime opportunity to play at Wembley before the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final in April. This year 6,288 […]

How We Use the Power of Sport to Change Lives

“Thanks to the football club I’ve become the person I always knew I could be.” For Lizzie, alcohol and drugs used to be the norm. But thanks to Derby County’s Active Choices drug and rehabilitation programme, Lizzie has been drug free for two years and has moved from supported housing to living independently. Having built […]

Coventry City’s Aaron Martin is an Unsung Hero

Ask Coventry City’s Aaron Martin about the work he does in the community around Coventry and you would think he is nothing special. Ask anyone else and you realise immediately that the opposite is true. It is why the 26-year-old central defender hasbeen named the Sky Bet Football League Unsung Hero of the Month for […]

Colchester FITC Launch New Scheme

Thanks to Colchester United, and the Colchester FITC (Football In the Community) team, 700 Key Stage 2 Children, across 9 schools within Colchester and North East Essex, will be learning about the dangers of poor lifestyle choices and healthy hearts. Heart Research UK and SUBWAY®, have awarded £8,500 to the Colchester FITC Scheme, which will […]

FFD: Developing the whole of the Women’s Football

From the grassroots to elite level The Football League Trust’s Female Football Development programme is benefiting the whole of the Women’s game, a report reveals this week. Over 30,000 Women and girls were successfully engaged in the first two years of the FFD programme and an interim report into the first few months of year […]