How much do you know about the club's official charity?
Saturday's big game at home to Cambridge is our Stevenage FC Foundation Showcase Day, where we will be highlighting the work that the Foundation delivers week in, week out across Stevenage and surrounding areas.
The players will be wearing unique warm up t-shirts, the Matchday Programme has additional pieces relating to their work, our Community Player of the Year award will be presented ahead of kick-off and the Stevenage Ladies Team will embark on a half-time lap of honour to celebrate their recent success.
The Foundation is in its ninth year now and is ever growing with new projects coming on board taking the Charity into new areas. In the last twelve months this has included Premier League Kicks, Active Tots, SSE FA Wildcats Girls Football Centres and the newly launched Soccer Schools, Girls Development Programme and Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development.
The Foundation’s work is based on the principle of providing people with the opportunity to realise their potential.
As the official charity of Stevenage FC, we are able to use the brand and draw of the football club, along with other EFL and Premier League clubs to create sustainable programmes that address key issues faced by our community at all ages with our youngest participant just 2 years old and our eldest being 80!
Head of Foundation, Joe Goude said, “We have grown, developed and really thought about what it is we want to do as a charity and as a key organisation in the town. It’s about contributing to far more than what goes on at the stadium on a matchday and the Football Club understands that it has a responsibility to its home.
"We are the vehicle to deliver that contribution and I’m fortunate to have a great team of project managers, administrators, coaches and apprentices that all buy-in to that and want to give those opportunities to people to realise their potential.
“We have got plenty more in the pipeline and want to engage with more people, contribute to local challenges and use the brand of Stevenage FC to be a positive commonality amongst our local community.”
For more information about all the work delivered by the Foundation please visit www.stevenagefcfoundation.com or keep up to date with thier social media channels:
Twitter - @borofoundation
Facebook - @stevenagefcf