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Maureen: “Being a volunteer with Derby County has given me a huge confidence boost and increased my own wellbeing knowing that I am helping others to be both physically and socially active.”

Maureen Reece has become a vital part of Derby County Community Trust’s Extra Time Hub enabling retired and semi-retired people like herself to make the most of their free time. Maureen started her journey with Derby County as participant in the Community Trust’s Forever Active project, an exercise programme for the over 55’s, over five […]

A development journey: Hannah Jones and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

Hannah’s passion for being a leader, an innovator, and a mentor to females in sports stems from her own experiences. Through, her club Rotherham United, she has been able to pursue a career focused on her desire to better the experiences of others. She said: “I currently hold a position within the FA Leadership Academy, […]

Destined for Greatness: Taya’s Journey to becoming a Lioness.

Taya like most began her footballing journey out of pure enjoyment but it soon became evident that she was destined for higher heights. As her journey continued to progress, as did her ability, commitment, and desire. Consequently, Plymouth Argyle realised her potential and referred her to the Talent Inclusion Programme to ensure she fulfilled it. […]

Government’s £5million Youth Justice Sport Fund supported by EFL Club Community Organisations

Over 200 grassroots organisations across England and Wales have been awarded funding from the Government’s £5million Youth Justice Sport Fund to run targeted local sports schemes – from climbing to kayaking – aimed at keeping vulnerable young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour. Amongst the organisations awarded funding are 34 Club Community Organisations, who […]

FIT FANS rewarded with a behind the scenes visit to West Bromwich Albion Training Ground

Participants from West Bromwich Albion’s Foundation, FIT BAGGIES programme recently paid a visit to the clubs training ground, as a reward for completing their 12-week health, fitness and lifestyle programme. The group were invited along to use the players’ gym and Albion training ground facilities for their first FIT BAGGIES session of the new year. […]

Young Blackburn Rovers fan George doesn’t let his cerebral palsy stop him from being active

“He gets stuck in; he gives everything a try and there is nothing that he doesn’t want to do” Young Blackburn Rovers supporter, George, has recently started in reception at Avondale, in Darwen, a partner primary school of Blackburn Rovers Community Trust. George has cerebral palsy, and he has difficulty maneuvering himself around independently. However, […]

Every Player Counts with Wigan Athletic Community Trust has given Carl a sense of belonging in his local community.

Carl presents a mild learning disability and also expresses his struggles with mental health, but the Trust Every Player Counts session has given Carl a sense of belonging in his community. As well as this the sessions provide him an opportunity to play the game he loves whilst keeping fit and encouraging social interaction. He […]