Derby County named 2018 Checkatrade Community Club of the Year

Derby County were named the 2018 Checkatrade Community Club of the Year at yesterday night’s EFL Awards ceremony in London.

Derby County Community Trust invested £1.7 million into their community in 2017, reaching over 17,000 participants on projects ranging from teaching young children about healthy eating to helping reduce the risk of falling into the older generation.

Their showcase international project ‘Rams in Kenya’ aimed to aid education, development and sustainability for the 100s of children at St Trizah, Ungana and Jubilee school in Nakuru, Kenya.

Take a look at their showcase video below:

Paul Newman, Community Manager at Derby County Community Trust said: “We’re absolutely bowled over to win this award. I’ve been at the Club sixteen years now, going from a bag of balls to setting up projects in Africa.

“To be recognised for the work we do, as we have staff who are all very passionate in what they do, is an amazing thing.

“It’s wonderful to be here tonight and although it’s a bit of a cliché there are fantastic projects ran across the country by other community trusts, so it’s an honour to win the award.”

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ian Tuttle/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9629885df)
(L to R) John Wood, Head of Sales at Checkatrade, Paul Newman, Communities manager at Derby County and Don Goodman after Derby County win the Checkatrade Community club of the year award.
EFL Awards 2018, Hilton on Park Lane Hotel, London, UK – 15 Apr 2018

Derby County Community Trust are also celebrating ten years as a charity this year. Find out more here: