Today marks another historic moment in the club's history as it sees the rebranding of its award winning community scheme, Stevenage FC in the Community.
Established in 2009 and registered as a charity since 2010, the scheme provides provision to the local community in the areas of Sports Participation, Education, Social Inclusion, Health and Disability. During the course of last season the scheme racked up an impressive list of achievements including several awards and the following notable delivery accomplishments:
• Delivery to 67,000 people in the local community.
• 4,000 engagement hours.
• 500 player visits.
• Engagement with 80 schools.
The scheme, which will now be known as Stevenage Football Club Foundation, will continue to engage with the club's local community, delivering over 80 sessions per week as the club continues to strengthen its supporter base. The club's former Head of Community and new Foundation Manager Alex Tunbridge stated ‘the rebrand is a big step forward for the scheme and will enable us to source additional funding streams, allowing us to have an even bigger impact in the local community’.
The Stevenage Football Club Foundation team: (l-r) Rob Hewitt, Tom Butler, Danii Burge, Alex Tunbridge, Daryl Smith, Russell Baker, Sheralyn Miller, Beth Page. (Missing from pic: Danny Powell, Amy Ganderton)
The Foundation faces a busy July with its NCS programme, which will see it work with 90 16 -17 year old's over a four week period, as well as it six week Summer Soccer camp programme on the new pitches at the Stevenage Football Academy.
For information on any of the Foundations activities please call 01438 222222, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stevenagefc.com.