New Player Ambassadors announced
As a football club, our local community is at the heart of who we are and the club’s involvement with grassroots projects is set to increase this season with the announcement of new Player Ambassadors for each of our projects.
With a grand total of ten projects now running, that aim to support a broad spectrum of individuals and organisations, the Trust will welcome an extra ten pairs of hands to get stuck in with the many events and sessions that are run. With each project now represented by its own Swansea City AFC player, the Community Trust will benefit immensely.
Head of Community, Linden Jones, said: “To have player involvement in these projects will mean so much to the participants and the staff who run each of them.”
The full team sheet of Player Ambassadors is as follows:
Sign Up To Success – Neil Taylor
Providing intensive and tailored support to young people who appear to be most difficult to move into work, Sign Up To Success aim to engage with 16-25 year olds to offer them accredited training, work placements and a career pathway into further learning or employment throughout a 10-16 week programme.
Premier League 4 Sport - Ashley Williams
Funded through the Premier League Charitable Fund, PL4 Sport aims to encourage more people to get active and targets four specific sports; hockey, tennis, table tennis and basketball and offers free regular sessions across Swansea, Neath Porth Talbot and South West Wales.
Premier League Kicks – Angel Rangel
A project between the Premier League and the Metropolitan Police, PL Kicks aims to use football to bring communities together and engage with young people who had previously proven difficult to reach and guide them towards a range of healthy and constructive activities.
Healthy Together – Matt Grimes
A family healthy lifestyle programme based in Swansea, Healthy Together engages with families and provides an integrated approach to improving physical activity and nutritional levels in the form of fun active sessions over a course of 10 week programmes.
SwansAid – Kyle Bartley
The Swans’ own grant giving pot, SwansAid distributes funds twice a season in the form of one large grant of £10,000 and six smaller grants of up to £2,000, as well as sets of kits to organisations that support children, young people or disabled people and encourages them to live active lives.
Girls Football – Nathan Dyer
Girls Football is a new project delivered for girls aged between 5-11 years old in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas that aims to help build their confidence, as well as their physical literacy by encouraging them to participate in physical activity.
Premier League Schools Project – Wayne Routledge
Delivering a first class, engaging and innovative service that tackles the health, education and inclusion agendas for all members of society, PL Schools aims to offer support, guidance and structured sessions to primary aged children in order to encourage more children to be active and healthy and to help them to develop learning and social skills through a variety of programmes.
Hearty Lives – Leon Britton
Hearty Lives aims to reduce the risk of cardio vascular disease in Neath Port Talbot through initiatives such as Walking Football and the Swans Health Challenge.
Ziggies – Jack Cork
Ziggies is an award-winning innovative programme aimed at giving parents the confidence to support their child’s love of stories and physical literacy. Aimed at foundation phase children, Ziggies is an after school club led by parent volunteers who are trained and supported by regional project co-ordinators.
Premier League Enterprise – Jonjo Shelvey
An exciting programme that aims to give young people a head start in the world of business by looking at how a football club runs behind the scenes.
For more information about any of the projects, please contact us on 01792 556520 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget you can stay up to date with what we are doing in the local community by following us on Twitter - @SCFCCommunityTr