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Leon goes back to school to launch Premier League Primary Stars

Britton paid a visit to Pontybrenin Primary to officially launch the Premier League Primary Stars project

Swansea City AFC's club captain, Leon Britton, visited local Pontybrenin Primary School to mark the recent launch of Premier League Primary Stars, the Premier League’s new national curriculum-linked education programme. After renaming the school after Leon for the day, the midfi...... Read Article »

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Inclusion introduces Physical Literacy sessions

The new weekly sessions held at Brackla Sports Centre are designed to support young disabled peoples' transition into sports clubs

The Swans Community Trust’s Inclusion project has this week launched a new Physical Literacy programme. Designed to support young disabled peoples’ transition into community clubs, the programme will be delivered by the Inclusion project in partnership with Bridgend Sports Devel...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise rewarded by Swansea University

Graham Smith of our Enterprise project has been recognised for his team's effort in their contribution to employability

Graham Smith, our Premier League Enterprise Coordinator, was recently recognised for his work within the community at Swansea University’s Swansea Employability Academy awards dinner. Picking up The SEA Outstanding Contribution to Employability Award at the annual event, Graham ...... Read Article »

Hannah's footballing journey with PL Girls

From studying for her GCSEs to gearing up to play in the Champions League, it's been quite the year for 16-year-old Hannah Thomas

This time last year Hannah Thomas was preparing to enter her GCSE year – the pinnacle of her school career. This summer however, after a season of hard work with our Premier League Girls project, the 16 year old is gearing up to compete in the Champions League – the pinnacle of a...... Read Article »

Leon Britton promotes PL Primary Stars values

The Swans Club Captain spoke about the importance of the key values

Speaking at a recent visit to a local school with our Premier League Primary Stars programme, Leon Britton took time out from the session to speak about the importance of the project's key values including inspiring others, being ambitious, working as a team and playing fair. ... Read Article »

Local school praises Premier League Enterprise

Morriston Comprehensive school were full of praise for the project after their pupils completed the course

Morriston Comprehensive School were full of praise for our Premier League Enterprise project and its staff following their recent sessions with the Swans Community Trust run programme. Two groups of students from years 7 and 8 completed the project’s curriculum that is delivered...... Read Article »

Community Trust launches Disability Sports Camps

This summer, we'll be delivering multi-sports camps for children with a disability

The Swans Community Trust will this summer host sports camps for children with a disability at venues across South West Wales. Delivering coaching in a range of sports, including football, tennis, hockey and athletics, the camps will see the Community Trust go one step further i...... Read Article »

Community Trust saddles up with BikeAbility Wales

We have partnered with BikeAbility Wales to launch new cycling sessions this summer

The Swans Community Trust is pleased to announce that we are teaming up with BikeAbility Wales to deliver a series of cycling sessions for children with a disability this summer. Running on July 21st and 28th, as well as August 4th, 11th, 18th and the 25th at Dunvant Rugby Club ...... Read Article »

Swans host Villa in multi-sports tournament

Three Community Trust projects competed against their counterparts from Aston Villa in Brackla

A trio of Swans Community Trust projects faced off against their counterparts from the Aston Villa Foundation in Brackla this week at a multi-sports tournament. Held at Brackla Leisure Centre, the tournament saw participants from the Premier League Girls, Premier League Kicks an...... Read Article »

Community Trust to launch Junior Jacks

The new membership scheme for young Swans will launch next month giving junior fans an array of benefits

The Swans Community Trust will next month launch the brand new Junior Jacks membership scheme giving young Swans an array of benefits throughout the coming Premier League season. From free and discounted entry to a range of local and major attractions, to a membership pack that ...... Read Article »

Swans compete at Premier League Schools Tournament

Two local schools represented the Swans at the annual Tournament

Two local schools valiantly represented Swansea City AFC at the Premier League Schools Tournament this week at Stamford Bridge. Pupils from Tenby Church in Wales Primary and YGG Bro Myrddin headed to London to compete in the annual competition that saw a total of 40 schools take...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise continues to grow

The season is over but our Premier League Enterprise team are continuing to engage with new schools and new pupils

The season may be over but our Premier League Enterprise project is still operating at full speed, after more schools have signed up to the project in recent weeks. Our Enterprise team welcomed pupils from Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive, as well participants from the Cynnydd Project....... Read Article »

Local Youth Club praises Premier League Kicks

The participants were treated to a visit from Trunds

Members of Taibach Youth Club were treated to a visit from Club Ambassador and former striker Lee Trundle during their football coaching session with our Premier League Kicks project. Getting involved in the session to help coach the participants before hosting a Q&A session, Tr...... Read Article »

Own signed Swans memorabilia

We are auctioning a range of memorabilia from an array of clubs to help us raise money

We are giving fans of the beautiful game the exclusive chance to own a piece of their club’s history as we are auctioning off signed memorabilia with all the money raised going towards funding the Swans Community Trust. From Fernando Llorente’s signed shirt to Leon Britton’s wor... Read Article »

Run the JCP Swansea Half Marathon with the Community Trust for free

Register to run the race with us and pledge to raise £100 to help us continue to improve lives within our local communities

We are once again giving Swans fans the chance to run the JCP Swansea Half Marathon, but this year we are giving our places away for free. If you register to run the race with the Swans Community Trust before 26th May, we will give you a spot in the award winning race for free, ...... Read Article »

SwansAid funds set to benefit local sporting organisations

Find out what the latest round of SwansAid funding will be used for

The second round of SwansAid winners for the 2016/17 season have this week been announced but what will the grants be spent on over the coming months? Totalling more than £14,000, the funds have been awarded to four separate organisations and will be used to create new opportuni...... Read Article »

PL Primary Stars delivers teacher CPD course

Our coordinators have delivered teh course to support them in their PE delivery

Local teachers have this week been working with our Premier League Primary Stars Coordinators at a CPD course designed to support them in their PE delivery. Held at the Liberty Stadium, local teachers took part in a mix of theoretical and practical sessions aimed at giving them ...... Read Article »

Represent the Swans at the PL4Sport National Tennis Competition

Register to compete at the national tournament held in London

The Swans Community Trust are searching for talented young tennis players to represent the Swans at the annual Premier League 4 Sport National Tennis Competition. Open to both boys and girls aged between 14-16 years old, the Touch Tennis Competition is now open for registrations...... Read Article »

Sign Up To Success with the Community Trust

We will be running courses in construction and football leadership so sign up soon

Our Sign Up To Success project has two upcoming courses for locals who are looking to breakdown barriers to employment by bolstering their CVs and gaining new skills and qualifications. Starting soon are courses in both construction and football leadership: Construction Course ...... Read Article »

Junior Jacks to compete in PL Schools Tournament

Two teams from local schools will represent the Swans at the annual tournament at Stamford Bridge

The Premier League Schools Tournament will take place at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC, on Tuesday 23 May. The annual tournament, which is one of the competition elements of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, is now in its twelfth year and sees representatives ...... Read Article »

Port Talbot Primary Stars quiz Fulton and Trunds

Pupils at Central Primary School in Port Talbot were treated to a visit by Fulton and Trundle during their Premier League Primary Stars session

Students at Central Primary School took on the role of sports journalists to question Jay Fulton and Lee Trundle during their Premier League Primary Stars session this week. Using their in-class PL Primary Stars sessions to research the current and former Swans stars, the primar...... Read Article »

SwansAid winners announced

The next round of SwansAid winners has been announced with organisations across South West Wales benefitting

The second round of SwansAid winners for the 2016/17 season have now been decided on over £14,000, as well as sports kits, being donated by the Community Trust to organisations across South West Wales. Applying for funding through the Club’s grant-giving pot – SwansAid – the fol...... Read Article »

Daniel Garnett's basketball journey with PL4S

Daniel started playing basketball with our Premier League 4 Sport project three years ago and now plays for Wales

As the official charity of Swansea City AFC, you’d be forgiven in thinking that the only sport we focus on here at the Community Trust is football, but that’s far from the truth. Across our projects we deliver sessions in not just football but a wide range of sports and not only...... Read Article »

Community Trust launches Down's Syndrome suitable sessions

The sessions will take place at PlayFootball Swansea every Tuesday

The Swans Community Trust this week launched new football sessions specifically designed for those with Down’s Syndrome. Kicking off yesterday at Playfootball Swansea, the sessions launched with the aim of creating a self-sustaining team that will represent Swansea City AFC. Ru...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps back this Half Term

Soccer Camps will be running at venues across South West Wales this Whistun holiday

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this Whitsun holiday to locations across South Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday at venues throughout Swansea's local communities, helping young players’ de...... Read Article »

Inclusion project competes against Aston Villa

Participants from our Inclusion project travelled to compete against their counterparts from Aston Villa

Last week, a football team from our Inclusion programme travelled to Birmingham to compete against their counterparts from Aston Villa. Invited by the Aston Villa Foundation were participants from our Inclusion project who represented Swansea City AFC in a series of mini footbal...... Read Article »

Premier League Schools Tournament draw announced

The draw has been made ahead of this year's Tournament that will be held at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Beth England have made the draw for the 2017 Premier League Schools Tournament, which will be held at Stamford Bridge on 23 May. The two players drew the names at Chelsea’s training complex in Cobham for the 12th edition of the competition, which...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise launches football coaching sessions

Enterprise will now deliver football coaching as part of the course delivered to local schools

The Swans Community Trust’s Premier League Enterprise project has now introduced football coaching sessions as part of their course delivered to schools. In addition to in-class sessions focusing on developing students’ Literacy, Numeracy and Enterprise skills, the educational p...... Read Article »

PL Primary Stars launches at Liberty

Head teachers are invited to the event to find out more about the project and to sign up for the next academic year

If you’re a head teacher and want to get your school involved with our Premier League Primary Stars project, then come along to our Primary Stars launch at the Liberty Stadium. Enabling you to find out more about the Premier League’s most ambitious community project to date, as ...... Read Article »

PL Kicks' netball sessions prove popular

Find out more about our netball sessions run by Premier League Kicks

The Swans Community Trust might well be the official charity of Swansea City AFC, but that doesn’t mean that the only sport we focus on is football. As well as community football coaching, Soccer Camps and Walking Football, the Community Trust hosts sessions in an array of sport...... Read Article »

Study with the Swans and earn a Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development

Swans Community Trust launches new Foundation Degree with the University of South Wales and the EFL Trust

Are you passionate about pursuing a career in the football industry?  If so, come and study with us at Swansea City AFC Community Trust in 2017/18.  Swansea City Community Trust’s two-year Foundation Degree programme is designed for those who are interested in completing a degre...... Read Article »

Community Trust seeking two Trustees

Find out more about applying for the roles here

As Swansea City AFC’s registered charity, the overarching vision of Swansea City AFC Community Trust is to use the football club’s brand to improve the lives of the people of South Wales. Its mission is to contribute to developing safe, confident, competent and inclusive communi...... Read Article »

Community Trust launches football sessions for children with Down's Syndrome

The sessions will take place at PlayFootball Swansea starting on May 2nd

The Swans Community Trust are pleased to announce the launch of football sessions specifically designed for children with Down's Syndrome. Open to those aged five and above, the announcement follows the recent news that the Community Trust will be launching similar sessions for ...... Read Article »

Community Trust hosts multi-sports event

The event saw teams from Southampton, Plymouth and Portsmouth compete in an array of sports

Swansea City Community Trust recently hosted teams from Plymouth Argyle, Southampton and Portsmouth football clubs in a multi-sport event held at Brackla Sports Centre. Held in conjunction with the Swans Community Trust’s Premier League 4 Sport, Premier League Girls Football and...... Read Article »

Community Trust to host annual Celebration Event

The event will celebrate and reward the hard work of those who interact with our projects

The Swans Community Trust will tonight host its annual Celebration Event at the Liberty Stadium. Held each year, the event aims to celebrate, recognise and reward the hard work of both participants and volunteers across all of the projects that the Community Trust runs. From fo...... Read Article »

Kingsley impressed by Primary Stars

Stephen Kingsley visited a girls only football session delivered by PL Primary Stars and the Urdd

Swans player Stephen Kingsley last week linked up with our Premier League Primary Stars project to help them encourage more young girls to get involved with football. The first team defender dropped in to YGG Llwynderw with club ambassador Lee Trundle, to participate in the girl...... Read Article »

Premier League launches Primary Stars

The Premier League has launched its most ambitious community programme in aim to connect with 10,000 primary schools by 2019

The Premier League has today launched Premier League Primary Stars, a national curriculum-linked education programme which uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.  This is t...... Read Article »

Britton promotes fair play with Primary Stars

Leon Britton and Lee Trundle surprised students at a local school to teach them about 'playing the right way'

Leon Britton and Lee Trundle today surprised groups of participants from our Premier League Primary Stars project at Llangyfelach Primary School to talk to them about the Premier League's key messages. Making a surprise visit during the primary pupils’ in-class session with the ...... Read Article »

Mike van der Hoorn praises Premier League Girls project

The defender joined in with our sessions at Cwmtawe School

Swans defender Mike van der Hoorn this week joined our Premier League Girls project at Cwmtawe School to take part in their free weekly football session. Following his support of our girls only sessions, run by the Premier League Kicks project during FA Girls Football Week, earl...... Read Article »

Jack Cork joins in with Ziggies

The Swans midfielder showed his support of the project at Penllergaer Primary School

Jack Cork swapped his boots for paint brushes last week as the midfielder got stuck in at one of the Community Trust’s Ziggies sessions at Penllergaer Primary School. Attending the group’s weekly after school club with the Ziggies project, Jack was accompanied by Lee Trundle as ...... Read Article »

Primary Stars taught about Fair Play

Local pupils were treated to a session about playing the right way from our Premier League Primary Stars project

Our Premier League Primary Stars project this week hosted a collapsed curriculum day with three local schools revolving around the subject of ‘playing the right way’. Held in three separate schools, our Primary Stars coaches delivered the events to Melin, Neath Abbey and Coedffr...... Read Article »

Community Trust launch Down's syndrome football team

The trust have teamed up with DSActive to host coaching sessions for adult with Down's syndrome

The Swans Community Trust have teamed up with DSActive to launch new football coaching sessions for adults with Down’s syndrome. Kicking off at Playfootball Swansea on May 2nd, the sessions will run from 6-7.30pm and will cost just £4 per session with the aim of creating a self-...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps are back this Easter

Keep your junior Jacks active in the holidays

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this Easter holiday to locations across South Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday at venues throughout Swansea's local communities, helping young players’ dev...... Read Article »

Bro Myrddin heading to Stamford Bridge

The girls from Ysgol Bro Myrddin won the Final of our PL Schools Tournament

The Community today hosted the Girls Final of their Schools Tournament to find a team to represent them at the Premier League Schools Tournament. Following the success of yesterday’s Mixed Final – won by Tenby Church in Wales Primary School – our Premier League Schools project h...... Read Article »

Tenby take the title at PL Schools Tournament

The school will now represent the Swans in the national tournament held at Stamford Bridge

The Community Trust today hosted the Regional Final of the Mixed Premier League Schools Tournament to find a team to represent the Swans in the national footballing competition. Over 120 Primary Schools took part in a series of Regional Qualifiers held this year, with 10 making ...... Read Article »

PL4S grab gold in girls tournament

A participant from our Premier League 4 Sport project was crowned champion at a national girls table tennis tournament

The Swans Community Trust’s Premier League 4 Sport project claimed top spot at a recent table tennis tournament for girls held in Birmingham. The tournament saw PL4S projects from a range of clubs take part – including Premier League Champions Leicester – but it was the Swans th...... Read Article »

Llangyfelach Primary presented with signed Swans shirt

The shirt has been presented to the primary school by our Premier League Primary Stars project

Llangyfelach Primary School were awarded with a signed Swans shirt by the Community Trust after two years of hard work with our Premier League Primary Stars project. Presented to the school in assembly this morning, the shirt will hang pride of place on the school walls and mark...... Read Article »

PL Kicks participants made mascots for Swans Ladies

The participants from Kicks' girls only sessions will walk the team out this week for International Women's Day

Participants from our Premier League Kicks project will lead out Swansea City AFC Ladies in this weekend’s Welsh Premier Women’s League clash against Aberystwyth Town Ladies. Baglan Boys and Girls Club under-7 girls team - who are coached by Swans Ladies midfielder Katy Hosford ... Read Article »

Premier League launches Book Box initiative

Premier League to give away 2,000 book bases to primary schools who sign up to PL Primary Stars

The Premier League will be giving away two thousand book boxes to primary school teachers who sign up to the new literacy offer available on the Premier League Primary Stars website. The book boxes, which contain 15 different titles from authors such as Julia Donaldson, Jacquelin...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise hosts Business in the Bay

The business challenge saw our Enterprise project team up with Swansea University and Price Waterhouse Coopers

The Swans Community Trust’s Premier League Enterprise project last week hosted the Business in the Bay challenge at the Liberty Stadium. Welcoming teams from a range of universities including Cardiff Met, Bangor and Loughborough, the two-day event tasked the students with resear...... Read Article »

PL Kicks sponsor Morriston Fire Cadets

Kicks have donated and sponsored training tops for the Cadets

Premier League Kicks’ partnership with the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service continued to grow this week with the Community Trust’s project sponsoring a local Fire Cadet scheme. After launching a monthly Fire Cadet League with schemes from across South West Wales, PL Ki...... Read Article »

Community Trust hosts disability tennis festival

The event witnessed the launch of the new Inclusion project

The Community Trust launched its new Inclusion project this week with a disability tennis festival at Virgin Active Glamorgan.  Witnessing over 100 children from local schools take part in a variety of activities throughout the day, the festival was held to officially kick off t...... Read Article »

PL Kicks launches free Soccer Camps with Fire Service

The three camps will be held during February Half Term

Our Premier League Kicks project has teamed up with the Mid and West Wales Fire Service to deliver a trio of free Soccer Camps this month. Held during February Half Term, the camps are open to all abilities and both boys and girls aged between 13-16. The Soccer Camps will take ...... Read Article »

Katy Hosford announced as Swansea's PL Kicks Hero

The Swans Ladies star started her footballing career with our PL Kicks project and now coaches local girls

Swansea City Ladies midfielder and Swansea City Community Trust PL Kicks coach Katy Hosford was yesterday awarded the title of Swansea City’s Premier League Kicks Hero at a PL Kicks Girls session. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the PL Kicks programme, Hosford was presente...... Read Article »

Primary School Skills proves big success

The initiative sees the Community Trust coach college students who in turn coach primary school children

The Community Trust’s Premier League Primary Stars project has successfully completed another year of its Primary School Skills initiative. Conducting weekly sessions to over 100 primary school children at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, the scheme focuses on teaching the young pupi...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise host first round of Business in the Bay

The first round aimed to find a team to represent Swansea in the final of the national competition

The Swans Community Trust's Premier League Enterprise project hosted the local round of the Business in the Bay competition at Swansea University's School of Management this week. Aiming to find a team of budding young business students to represent the Swans in the national com...... Read Article »

From Kicks to Caps

We find out more about our PL Kicks Hero, Katy Hosford

This year, Premier League Kicks celebrates its 10 year anniversary and to mark the event each club is awarding one participant the title of ‘Kicks Hero’ to shine a light on some of the remarkable success stories that have come from Kicks. Since launching its own PL Kicks project...... Read Article »

Swans and Villa's Premier League projects compete

The Swans Community Trust headed to Birmingham to face the Aston Villa Foundation

Saturday saw the Swans Community Trust go head to head with the Aston Villa Foundation in a range of matches in a variety of sports. From tennis to basketball and from disability football to hockey, an array of sports were represented at the event that saw Aston Villa host the S...... Read Article »

Amat helps launch PL Kicks' Fire Cadet League

The League is now in its second year and continues the partnership between Kicks and the MAWW Fire Service

Our Premier League Kicks project this week kicked off their Fire Cadets Kicks League for another season with the help of Jordi Amat. Launching on Thursday, the league sees fire cadet schemes from across South West Wales compete against each other in a range of fire drills and fo...... Read Article »

SwansAid applications now open

SwansAid is back for another round of grant giving! With applications now open, organisations, charities and clubs that support and encourage children, young people or those with disabilities to get involved in sport, are urged to apply if they need funding to help their project...... Read Article »

PL Works participants plan 'Walking with Legends' Tournament

The group of young people planned and executed the tournament as part of their work experience with the employability project

A group of young people from the Swansea area last week organised a ‘Walking with Legends’ walking football tournament through the Premier League Works project held at Llandarcy Academy of Sport. The tournament, which was attended by Leroy Fer and club ambassador Lee Trundle and...... Read Article »

Community Trust and Swansea Uni launch 'Business in the Bay'

The nationwide business competition will take place in February

The Swans Community Trust are teaming up with Swansea University School of Management and their partners Price Waterhouse Coopers to deliver an exciting nationwide business competition entitled Business in the Bay. On the 22nd and 23rd of February the Liberty Stadium will host t...... Read Article »

Pentrehafod pupils compete at PL Enterprise Play-Offs

The team missed out on a place in the Final but did their Club and school proud

A team of budding young entrepreneurs from Pentrehafod School yesterday represented the Swans in the national Premier League Enterprise Challenge and did both their Club and their school proud. After winning the Local Play-Offs held at the Liberty Stadium last month, the team tr...... Read Article »

Job Vacancy: Employability Trainer

Join our team as the Club's official charity continues to grow

Hours: Full time (35 hours) Fixed Term, Initially fixed term until 31st August 2017, continuation of the post until 31st August 2018, would be subject to performance and funding. Rate of pay: £20,000 pa. Place of work: Initially based at Neath YMCA with outreach work across Sou...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps are back this February

Keep you junior Jacks active this half term

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this February half term to ocations across South Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday at venues throughout Swansea's local communities, helping young players’ ...... Read Article »

Pentrehafod pupils fly into PL Enterprise Play-Offs

The students will compete in the next round of the Challenge in Stoke this week

Pentrehafod School will be representing Swansea City AFC at this year’s Premier League Enterprise Challenge Play-Offs having beaten other local schools in their club heats. The Play-Offs for the annual Premier League Enterprise Challenge competition kick-off this week, when 30 s...... Read Article »

Inclusive Tennis Sessions launch at Virgin Active Glamorgan

The sessions are suitable for those with a range of disabilities

We are pleased to announce we have launched new inclusive tennis sessions in Swansea for those with disabilities. Taking place every Saturday, the sessions cost just £4 per day (payment on arrival) and are held between 3-5pm at Virgin Active Glamorgan. The sessions come after t...... Read Article »

Community Trust launches Inclusion project

The project will aim to increase participation in the Trust's sessions for those with disabilities

The Swans Community Trust have this season launched a new Inclusion project to ensure those with disabilities can access the array of sessions we run throughout the local community. With the aim of making the Community Trust’s projects and sessions accessible to all, the Inclusi...... Read Article »

PL Girls launches girls only sessions

The free sessions will be held each Monday at Pencoed Sports Centre

The Community Trust’s Premier League Girls project is this month launching new sessions specifically for girls. Launching on Monday 23rd January, the free girls only sessions will be held on a weekly basis at Pencoed Sports Centre between 6-7pm. Open to girls aged between 11-15...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise team meet Chris Pearlman

The Pentrehafod pupils met with the COO to get advice ahead of the next round

The team representing the Swans at the Premier League Enterprise Challenge met with the Club’s Chief Operating Officer Chris Pearlmam for advice ahead of the Regional Final. Meeting in the Liberty Stadium Boardroom, the team from Pentrehafod got the chance to ask Chris questions...... Read Article »

Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services to receive SwansAid grant

The CDAS have won £2,000 from the Club's grant-giving pot

Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services (CDAS) have this month been awarded funding from SwansAid to fund a new health project. After successfully applying to the Club’s grant-giving pot earlier in the season, CDAS received £2,000 for the project that will aim to increase the amount ...... Read Article »

Local pupils benefit from PL Enterprise course

A group from Llangatwg School attended a one day session to help them complete an assignment for the BTEC course

A group of GCSE pupils from Llangatwg School were welcomed to the Liberty Stadium for a one-day course with our Premier League Enterprise project. The students – who are working towards gaining a BTEC in Leisure and Tourism – arrived in SA1 for a session exploring the various jo...... Read Article »

Tumble Family Centre win £2,000 from SwansAid

The Centre will use the money to purchase and install artificial grass

Tumble Family Centre have become the most recent organisation to benefit from SwansAid after being award funding. The Club’s grant-giving pot has granted the Centre £2,000 to fund the purchase and installation of artificial grass. “It was fantastic to find out we had been succe...... Read Article »

Mumbles Lifeguard Club awarded SwansAid funding

The Club will receive £2,000 to fund new training equipment

Mumbles Lifeguard Club have been awarded funding this month after successfully applying to SwansAid. The local lifeguard club will receive £2,000 that will be used to fund equipment, including new resuscitation manikins, with the aim of increasing the amount of young people that...... Read Article »

Port Talbot Town Cricket Club granted £2000 from SwansAid

The local club will use the funds for new equipment

Port Talbot Town Cricket Club have this month been announced as one of the winners of a SwansAid grant. The local cricket club will receive a grant of £2,000 for equipment that will help them coach more young cricketers in the area. Formed in 1964 and run by volunteers, Port Ta...... Read Article »

SwansAid winners announced

The latest round of winners have been decided and will receive their funding in the New Year

The first round of SwansAid winners for the 2016/17 season have now been decided on with the Community Trust donating £8,000 in grants. Applying for funding through the Club’s grant-giving pot – SwansAid – the following sporting clubs and organisations will now be presented with...... Read Article »

Local schools impress at PL Enterprise Challenge

Teams from Pentrehafod and Llangatwg went head to head last night with the former coming out on top

The Swans Community Trust’s Premier League Enterprise project last night hosted the local heat of the annual PL Enterprise Challenge that sees local schools compete to win the chance of representing the Club in the next round. Pitching to a panel of esteemed judges were two team...... Read Article »

Local schools go head to head in PL Enterprise Challenge

Check out our preview of tonight's challenge that will see two local schools compete for a shot at the Regional Heat

This season’s Premier League Enterprise Challenge kicks off at the Liberty Stadium tonight with two local schools going head to head in the local heat. Pitching to a panel of judges, the teams will present their business ideas that aim to fulfil the brief set to schools across t...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise Challenge kicks off Thursday

Local schools will compete to represent the Swans in the Play-Offs

The Premier League Enterprise Challenge is back in Swansea this Thursday with local schools competing to win the chance to represent the Swans in the regional heats. Year 10 pupils from Llangatwg Community School, Ysgol Maesteg School and Pentrehafod School will arrive at the Li...... Read Article »

Community Trust appoint Inclusion Manager

The appointment aims to improve access to sport for those with disabilities

The Swans Community Trust are pleased to announce – on International Day of People with Disabilities - the appointment of Richard Jones who will act as the charity’s new Inclusion Senior Manager. The announcement comes after the Premier League teamed up with BT Sport in Septembe...... Read Article »

Soccer Camp gift vouchers now available for Christmas

Buy your vouchers before December 16 and be entered into a draw for tickets to see Swans v. Arsenal

Treat your young Swans this Christmas with gift vouchers to the Community Trust’s Soccer Camps. Available for just £10, our vouchers entitles you to one day of football coaching at one of our holiday Soccer Camps and are the perfect stocking filler for any junior Jack. Redeemab...... Read Article »

PL Kicks and Firefighters step up to the challenge

Premier League Kicks and the Mid and West Wales Firefighters climbed over 2,000 steps in the Liberty Stadium to raise money for two charities

The Swans Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks project today welcomed a group of Mid and West Wales Firefighters to the Liberty Stadium for a fundraising step climb. Climbing the steps within the Stadium, the firefighters and Liam Ellis of PL Kicks, successfully completed 2,09...... Read Article »

Coleg Sir Gar Camps a big hit

The Soccer Camps were held on the venue's brand new 3G pitch for the first time

Last month, the Swans Community Trust took their Soccer Camps to a brand new venue and they were a big hit for all involved. In addition to Camps at venues such as Play Football Swansea, Ammanford Leisure Centre and in Haverfordwest, the Community Trust hosted training sessions ...... Read Article »

Walking Football shows support for Change Step

The Community Trust has been delivering weekly Walking Football sessions and will support their upcoming Three Peaks Challenge

The Community Trust has continued its support of Welsh charity, Change Step this season through the delivery of Walking Football sessions. After working with the local military veterans’ charity last year, the Community Trust delivers weekly sessions, as well as a relaxed health...... Read Article »

PL Primary Stars hosts Transition Day

The PL Primary Stars project teamed up with Birchgrove Comprehensive to conduct a Transition Day for 50 pupils

The Community Trust’s Premier League Primary Stars project last week successfully hosted a transition day for Birchgrove Comprehensive that was attended by nearly 50 youngsters. Designed to integrate the primary school pupils before they join Birchgrove Comprehensive in the futu...... Read Article »

Turn up and play with PL4S

PL4s runs tennis, basketball, hockey and table tennis sessions throughout the community

If you, or you children, are looking for more ways to get active, then Premier League 4 Sport could be just the ticket. Aiming to encourage more young people into sport, PL4S organises an array of free and affordable sessions in table tennis, hockey, basketball and tennis in var...... Read Article »

PL Kicks continues to support #GirlsFootballWeek

Trundle, van der Hoorn, Williams and Hosford all showed their support for the campaign at Bishop Vaughan School

A quartet of Club representatives showed their support for #GirlsFootballWeek yesterday at a PL Kicks session for girls held at a local school. Joining Katy Hosford and Taylor Williams of the Swans’ Ladies team were first team defender Mike van der Hoorn and Lee Trundle, who all...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise Challenge is back for 2016/17

After entering the Challenge for the first time last season, the Swans are ready to host the local heats once again

The Premier League Enterprise Challenge has kicked off for the 2016/17 season and this year 31 Premier League and English Football League clubs will hold heats to see which local school group has what it takes to represent them at a regional and national level, in a competition t...... Read Article »

Weekly Walking Football sessions open to all

Walking Football allows you to play the sport you love at a pace that's right for you

If you’re looking to get your heart pumping but aren’t up for a full 90 minutes, then Walking Football could be the activity for you, and we now run sessions at four different venues. Allowing you to play the sport that you love at a pace and intensity that’s right for you, Walk...... Read Article »

Vincent shows support for FA Girls' Football Week

The Swans Ladies player got involved with PL Kicks and their girls' only sessions

Sofie Vincent of the Swansea City AFC Ladies returned to her secondary school to help inspire the next generation of young female footballers during FA Girls’ Football Week. Attending a girls’ only PL Kicks session held at Cwmtawe Comprehensive, the left back from Swansea aided ...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps are back this October

Keep your junior Jacks active this half term

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this October half term to nine locations across South Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday from Brecon to Pembrokeshire, helping young players’ develop their s...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise kicks off for another season

The project is back for another season and U23 striker Alex Samuel was on hand to to kick things off

The Community Trust’s Premier League Enterprise project is back for another season with young Swans striker Alex Samuel helping to kick things off at the Liberty Stadium. Fresh from netting the Swans’ winner against Newport County in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday, Samuel acc...... Read Article »

Job Vacancy: Inclusion Senior Manager

Join our team as the Club's official charity continues to grow

Swansea City AFC Community Trust have an exciting opportunity for someone to join their team. Job title:  Inclusion Senior Manager Hours: Full time (35 hrs) Rate of pay: £30,000 pa Place of work: The Liberty Stadium, Landore, Swansea, SA1 2FA The Premier League Charitable Fu...... Read Article »

Job Vacancy: Data Management Officer

Join our team as the Club's official charity continues to grow

Swansea City AFC Community Trust have an exciting opportunity for someone to join their team. Job title:  Data Management Officer Hours: Full time (35 hours) Rate of pay: £20,000 pa Place of work: The Liberty Stadium, Landore, Swansea, SA1 2FA Swansea City AFC Community Trus...... Read Article »

SwansAid is back

Apply for funding now!

 SwansAid is back for another round of grant giving! With applications opening today, organisations, charities and clubs that support and encourage children, young people or those with disabilities to get involved in sport, are urged to apply if they need funding to help their p...... Read Article »

PL Kicks support Hillympics

Our PL Kicks project continued their support of the annual event at the Hillside Secure Unit

The Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks project this week supported the emergency services in running the Hillympics sports day at the Hillside Secure Unit. Teaming up with the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the South Wales and Dyfed-Powys police forces, PL Ki...... Read Article »

Job Vacancy: Part-Time Learning Coach with the Premier League Enterprise Programme

Join our team as the Club's official charity continues to grow

Swansea City AFC Community Trust have an exciting opportunity for someone to join their Premier League Enterprise Programme. Part Time Learning Coach (Tutor) with our Premier League Enterprise Programme Swansea City AFC Community Trust have been successful in securing funding t...... Read Article »

Job Vacancy: Ziggies Project Coordinator

Join our team as the Club's official charity continues to grow

Swansea City AFC Community Trust have an exciting opportunity for someone to join their team. Job Role: Ziggies Project Coordinator Swansea City AFC Community Trust as part of the Ziggies Consortium have secured funding from Sports Wales to deliver the Ziggies Project in Neath ...... Read Article »

Hearty Lives participants complete Swans Health Challenge

Lee Trundle presented the latest round of participants with Swans shirts at the Liberty Stadium

Lee Trundle was on hand to present the latest participants to complete the Swans Health Challenge with shirts. The 12 week programme, organised by the Community Trust’s Hearty Lives project, sees the participants working towards achieving a health related goal. Those who are suc...... Read Article »

Healthy Together helps youngsters keep active this Summer

The project aided two local schools in delivering an enrichment programme during the school holiday

School might well be out for Summer, but two local schools, accompanied by the Community Trust’s Healthy Together project, have been busy during the holidays helping to keep their students healthy. Organising the School Holiday Enrichment Programme (SHEP), Cwmer Afan Primary and...... Read Article »

Virgin Media staff get Healthy Together

The Community Trust's Healthy Together project worked with staff from Virgin Media to help them complete the 'Drop a Shirt Size Challenge'

Virgin Media have been getting into shape this Summer with our Healthy Together project’s ‘Drop a Shirt Size Challenge.’ Over the course of 10 weeks, Virgin Media staff have been taking part in the challenge organised by the Community Trust’s Healthy Together project and have be...... Read Article »

Projects team up to launch new initiative

PL Enterprise and PL Schools have come together to deliver the Enterprise Champions programme

Two of the Swans Community Trust’s projects teamed up this week to deliver a new initiative at Pentrehafod School. Entitled Enterprise Champions, the initiative saw our Premier League Enterprise and Premier League Schools projects come together to deliver an engaging new program...... Read Article »

Book a place on our Soccer Camp Roadshow

This August we will be running a week-long Roadshow bringing Soccer Camps to a different venue each day

In addition to our array of Soccer Camps across South and West Wales this Summer, we’ll also be running a Community Trust Soccer Camp Roadshow. Running from Monday 15 August for five days, the Roadshow will see our coaches from the Trust’s Premier League Schools project deliver ...... Read Article »

Asda donate to Community Trust

The supermarket's Llansamlet branch donated £200 through their community campaign

The Swans Community Trust were recently awarded a donation of £200 from Asda Llansamlet. Presented to the Trust at the Liberty Stadium by Asda’s Community Champion, Nicola Edwards, the funds were awarded through the supermarket’s ‘Chosen by you… given by us’ campaign. Supported...... Read Article »

Cygnets Competition: Win a signed Swans ball

Each month Cygnets will be given the chance to enter exclusive competitions and up for grabs first is a signed ball

Cygnets is back for another season and to launch the membership scheme, we’re giving junior Jacks the chance to win a signed Swansea City AFC ball. For just £10, your child (aged 0-15) can join the official Swans junior fan club and benefit from a wide range of discounts and ben...... Read Article »

Cygnets membership is back!

Junior Jacks can now sign up to Cygnets for the 2016/17 season for an array of benefits

The Cygnets membership is back for another season giving our junior Jacks an array of offers and discounts. For just £10, your child (aged 0-15) can join the official Swans junior fan club and benefit from a wide range of perks, prizes and deals, with the money raised going to t...... Read Article »

YFF League celebrates successful season

The League, organised by PL Kicks, aimed to increase participation in young fire fighter schemes across South West Wales

After a successful first season, PL Kicks’ Young Fire Fighter (YFF) League culminated last Sunday with a tournament to crown the champions. Launched by Angel Rangel at the beginning of the year, the League saw Young Fire Fighter schemes from across South West Wales take part in ...... Read Article »

Young Swans reach Semis in PL4S National Tennis Competition

The four youngsters headed to Roehampton for the annual tournament

A team of youngsters represented the Swans at the annual Premier League 4 Sport National Tennis Competition today. Held at the National Tennis Centre, the competition is now in its fourth year and is the product of the Premier League’s partnership with British Tennis. Chosen fr...... Read Article »

Swans to compete in Premier League 4 Sport National Tennis Competition

Our PL4S project will take four youngsters to take part in the national tennis tournament

Twenty Premier League and Football League clubs will be bringing teams of representatives to the National Tennis Centre on Thursday 7 July to take part in the annual Premier League 4 Sport National Tennis Competition. This is the fourth year of the partnership between the Premie...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps are back this Summer

Coming to ten venues across South and West Wales, the Community Trust's Soccer Camps are back this Summer holiday

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this summer to 10 venues across South and West Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the summer holiday from Brecon to Pembrokeshire, helping young players’ develop their skills for ...... Read Article »

Plasmarl Primary School benefit from SwansAid

The primary school received a grant to improve their sports facilities

Plasmarl Primary School's PTA were this week presented with their SwansAid funds after successfully applying to the Club’s grant-giving pot. Receiving £6,312.89 from Lee Trundle, the primary school’s PTA will use the funds to improve their sporting facilities. “SwansAid funding...... Read Article »

Community Trust team completes Swansea Half Marathon

The team of runners ran the course to raise money for the Club's charity

The Swans Community Trust upped the pace yesterday as a dedicated team of runners completed the JCP Swansea Half Marathon in aid of the Club’s charity. The group runners, made up of Club and Community Trust staff, as well as fans, put their best foot forward to run the 13.1 mile...... Read Article »

Llangennech Cricket Club receive SwansAid grant

The club will use the grant to fund coaching qualifications

Llangennech Cricket Club were this week presented with a grant of £1,980.75 courtesy of SwansAid. Founded in 1881, Llangennech Cricket Club recognises the importance of developing young talent and as well as having an impressive youth set-up, their junior section were founding m...... Read Article »

Neath Flyers presented with SwansAid grant

The trampoline club will use the funds to purchase a new trampoline to allow more youngster to get involved

A local trampolining club have become the latest organisation to benefit from the Club’s grant-giving pot, SwansAid, after receiving funding worth £410. Presented by members of the Community Trust and Lee Trundle, the Neath Flyers will use the grant to expand their facilities to...... Read Article »

Clydach Cricket Club receive SwansAid grant

The local cricket club place a high importance on youth development, which impressed the SwansAid panel

Clydach Cricket Club recently received a grant of £1,763 after successfully applying to Swansea City’s grant-giving pot, SwansAid. Presented by members of the Community Trust, along with Lee Trundle, the cricket club based at Waverley Park, will use the grant to fund an array of...... Read Article »

BikeAbility Wales benefit from SwansAid

The cycling charity received a grant to enable them to purchase specialist bikes

A local cycling charity recently received £1,750 from the Club’s grant-giving pot, SwansAid. Based in Swansea, BikeAbility Wales aims to provide cycling opportunities to people with disabilities. “It is fantastic to receive the SwansAid award,” exclaimed Mike Cherry of BikeAbil...... Read Article »

Mumbles Rangers FC receive SwansAid grant

The local football club were granted £2,000 to finance coaching qualifications

Mumbles Rangers FC have been presented with a grant of £2,000 courtesy of SwansAid. Receiving their grant from club ambassador Lee Trundle, Mumbles Rangers will use the money to finance coaching qualifications. “It will enable us to get very close to our aim of having over 20 C...... Read Article »

SwansAid announces latest winners

The latest group of SwansAid winners will be receiving their grants over the summer

The second round of the 2015/16 season's SwansAid winners have now been decided on with the Community Trust donating over £17,000 in grants and kit. Applying for funding through the club’s grant-giving pot – SwansAid – the successful sporting clubs and organisations will now be ...... Read Article »

Gower Riders presented with SwansAid funds

The cycling club won funding through Swansea City's grant-giving pot to buy new bikes for its junior members

The Gower Riders were this week presented with funds courtesy of SwansAid. Awarded with £2,000 by the Community Trust’s grant giving pot, the cycling club have earmarked the money for children’s racing/cyclo-cross bikes for the use of less privileged children. Located in the Pe...... Read Article »

Swans crowned PL Schools Champions

Two teams represented the Swans at this week's national PL Schools Tournament with the U11 boys side winning the trophy

A young six-a-side team from Ysgol Castell Nedd were this week crowned U11 Champions at the annual Premier League Schools Tournament. After winning the local tournaments held at Cwmdu’s Development Centre, both Ysgol Castell Nedd and Ysgol Dyffryn Aman were chosen to represent t...... Read Article »

Local youngsters head to Goodison to represent the Swans

Two teams will tomorrow represent Swansea City AFC at the national Premier League Schools Tournament

This year’s Premier League Schools Tournament will take place at the home of Everton FC, Goodison Park, on Tuesday 17 May. The annual tournament, now in its eleventh year, will again comprise of representatives of all 20 Premier League clubs in two six-a-side competitions runnin...... Read Article »

Cadets and Community Trust team up

Local Cadets will be helping the Trust in their annual bucket collection on Sunday

Local army cadets will this weekend be collecting donations to raise money for the Community Trust. Accompanying the Community Trust at our last Premier League game of the season on Sunday will be volunteers from the Dyfed and Glamorgan Army Cadet Force who will be aiding in the...... Read Article »

Trunds and Davies boost local team before PL Schools Tournament

A young team from Ysgol Castell Nedd received a visit from Trunds and Keston Davies ahead of representing the Swans in next week's national PL Schools Tournament

Lee Trundle and Keston Davies this week visited a local team ahead of the Premier League Schools Tournament. The young team from Ysgol Castell Nedd had the chance to talk to the duo about playing in front of a crowd and controlling their nerves before taking part in a training s...... Read Article »

Girls only sessions prove popular

Run by our PL Schools project, in conjunction with the Urdd and the Welsh Football Trust, the club has helped engage with hundreds of girls across the local community

Girls from YGG Bryniago were yesterday presented with certificates by club legend Lee Trundle after successfully completing a football coaching course. Run by our Premier League Schools project, in conjunction with the Urdd and the Welsh Football Trust, the Welsh language sessio...... Read Article »

Community Trust host annual Awards

The Trust recognised and rewarded the hard work of its volunteers and its participants

The Swans Community Trust hosted its annual Celebration Event at the Liberty Stadium this week. Held each year, the event aims to celebrate, recognise and reward the hard work of both participants and volunteers across all of the Community Trust’s projects. After engaging with ...... Read Article »

PL Kicks shows support for Don't Drink and Drown campaign

The campaign rolls out this week and warns people of the dangers of drinking near areas of water

PL Kicks and the Community Trust have showed their support to a new campaign aiming to warn people about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol close to areas of water. The ‘Don’t Drink and Drown’ campaign will be rolled out across Swansea this week, with visits to thousands o...... Read Article »

Sign Up To Success with our latest construction course

Remove barriers to employment with our latest course

Our Sign Up To Success project is hosting a new eight week course designed to help people remove barriers to employment in the construction industry. Starting on 27th April, the course is designed to help people aged 16+ who are currently employed and offers an array of benefits... Read Article »

Job Vacancy: Part-Time Finance Officer

Join our team as the Club's official charity continues to grow

Due to continued expansion, Swansea City AFC Community Trust, the official charity of the Swans, is seeking a:  Part-Time Finance Officer £24,000 FTE, pro rata to 14 hours a week, actual £9,600 pa The main focus of the role will be to run the payroll, reconcile month end, and ...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps are back this Whitsun

Book your child a space at our Soccer Camps at ten venues across the area

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this Whitsun to 10 locations across South Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday from Brecon to Pembrokeshire, helping young players’ develop their skills for ju...... Read Article »

PL Kicks competes in Cup

Two teams represented the Swans at last week's national tournament in Nottingham

Teams representing Swansea City AFC last week headed to Nottingham to take part in the 2016 PL Kicks Cup. The two teams, made up of the PL Kicks participants, competed in the Cup last Thursday that saw over 50 clubs enter. Now in its tenth year, PL Kicks has a long history of u...... Read Article »

Vickers visits local school for PLRS

Josh Vickers and Lee Trundle headed to Ysgol Gymraeg Dyffryn y Glowyr to encourage youngsters to start reading

Young Swansea City keeper Josh Vickers has been spreading the word to pupils about the importance of reading.  After helping Swans Under-21s to a 5-3 win over Newcastle on Monday night, Vickers paid a special visit to Ysgol Gymraeg Dyffryn y Glowyr along with club ambassador Lee...... Read Article »

Hearty Lives teams up with Age Connect

Delivering workshops to more mature members of the community, our Hearty Lives project is striving to get all members of our community to lead healthy lives

The Community Trust’s Hearty Lives project has teamed up with Age Connect Wales to deliver workshops to an older demographic. Run weekly from Pantyfford Community Centre, the 12 week course has seen Hearty Lives and Age Connect work together to provide educational workshops and ...... Read Article »

Gorseinon Cricket Club receive SwansAid funding

Local cricket club receives £2,000 to fund new nets

Gorseinon Cricket Club this week received £2,000 after successfully applying to SwansAid for a grant. The local club, which plays at Welfare Ground in Gorseinon, were presented with the funds from members of the Community Trust and club ambassador Lee Trundle. Using the grant t...... Read Article »

Swans host Walking Football tournament

Our Walking Football project hosted its first tournament and it was a great success

Yesterday saw the Swans Community Trust’s inaugural Walking Football tournament following a flourishing season for the initiative. Held at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, the tournament saw teams from across Wales take part in the tournament and it was a huge success. “This is our ...... Read Article »

Walking Football continues to grow

Our Walking Football initiative is now available at four different venues and hosts weekly sessions

If you’re looking to get your heart pumping but aren’t up for a full 90 minutes, then Walking Football could be the activity for you, and we now run sessions at four different venues. Allowing you to play the sport that you love at a pace and intensity that’s right for you, Walk...... Read Article »

Everything you need to know about the Fun Run

From race times to raffle prizes, here's our guide to next Monday's Fun Run

With just one week left until the Swans Family Fun Run, there’s still time to sign up and now there’s even more of a reason to do so. Not only will taking part help the Community Trust raise money and not only will it help you and your family get on the road to living a healthy ...... Read Article »

Young footballers sign up to Family Fun Run

We caught up with Treboeth under-11s to find out how they're training for the Swans Family Fun Run is going

This Easter Monday, the Trust are hosting their first Family Fun Run and we are inviting teams and individuals to sign up in a bid to get fit and help us raise vital funds. The money raised will help us to continue to deliver our range of community projects, and it was this, mix...... Read Article »

Primary School Skills Programme launches

Our PL Schools project has launched a new initiative to benefit both college and primary school students

The Trust’s Premier League Schools project has been boosted by the successful launching of the new Primary School Skills Programme. Conducting weekly sessions to over 90 primary school children at Llandarcy’s Academy of Sport, the programme focuses on a different football skill ...... Read Article »

Triumphant teams to represent the Swans in PL Schools Final

The Ladies team and Wayne Routledge were on hand as two teams emerged victorious at our boys and girls finals held this week

This week saw our Premier League School’s project host the Finals of the PL Schools Tournament at Cwmdu’s Development Centre. The two-day event however, not only witnessed two teams emerge to represent the Swans in the national boys and girls Final held at Goodison Park, it also...... Read Article »

Kingsley makes PLRS debut

He made his PL debut and now he's made his Premier League Reading Stars debut with a visit to Townhill Community School

After making his Premier League debut in the victory over Arsenal, Stephen Kingsley has now made his Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) debut with a visit to Townhill Community School. Accompanying Club Ambassador Lee Trundle, Kingsley joined a reading related Q&A session with ...... Read Article »

Participants complete Parent Programme

Our Healthy Together project runs a variety of programmes and workshops to help you get on the road to living a healthy lifestyle

The latest participants of Healthy Together’s ‘Drop a Shirt Size Challenge’ received their free Swansea City AFC shirts this week after successfully hitting their health related targets. Lasting 10 weeks, the challenge is a part of the project’s Parent Programme that also includ...... Read Article »

Trunds shows support for Stop Here service

Lee Trundle and the Trust were on hand last week to launch their partnership

The Community Trust and Lee Trundle were on hand to lend their support to the ‘Start Here’ stop smoking service earlier this month. Offering smokers support to quit using a combination of one to one support and nicotine replacement products for up to 12 weeks, the service is now...... Read Article »

Trust show support for Start Here campaign

The Community Trust have teamed up with the ABMU Public Health Team to promote their service for smokers looking to give up and there's even a chance to win Swans tickets!

The Community Trust has teamed up with the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) to help promote the support they offer to smokers looking to quit through their pharmacy service. If you’re one of the 90% of smokers in the local area who would like to ditch the hab...... Read Article »

Soccer Camps are back this Easter

Book a space for your child at one of our Soccer Camps this Easter

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this Easter to nine locations across South Wales. Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday from Brecon to Pembrokeshire, helping young players’ develop their skills for j...... Read Article »

Marketing Department's Marathon Blog: The Wolf Pack

Find out how our Half Marathon training is going in our second blog. Teamwork has got us this far but we still lack the crucial sign ups of two of our team.

A lone wolf is rarely as successful as the pack. United, the pack runs as one, using its combined skills to track and hunt its prey. Alone, it goes hungry. Within the heart of the Liberty dwells our pack. Together our skills and expertise merge to form our marketing team. Divid...... Read Article »

Pentrehafod pupils compete in PL Enterprise Final

The local team will represent the Swans at the national Final held in London this week

Pentrehafod School will go head to head against teams representing Everton, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Norwich City and West Ham United for the title of Champions at this year’s Premier League Enterprise Challenge as they compete in a Dragon’s Den style event at Altitude 3...... Read Article »

PL4S play Plymouth and Pompey

Our Premier League 4 Sport project recently headed to Plymouth for a

The Swans’ Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) project recently headed to the West Country to compete in a mini table tennis tournament. Representing the Swans, the eight participants were chosen from participants who attend the project’s free table tennis coaching sessions at Cwmtawe...... Read Article »

Trust partners with The Wave for Swans Family Fun Run

The Community Trust have teamed up with The Wave to provide live coverage of the Easter Monday event

The Swans Community Trust have partnered with The Wave for their upcoming fundraising Family Fun Run. The local radio station will be in attendance at the event that will allow participants to run through the Liberty Stadium for the first time. Delivering on-air coverage of the...... Read Article »

Marketing Department's Marathon Blog: Peer Pressure

The Club's marketing team have succumbed to peer pressure and have signed up to run the Swansea Half Marathon. Keep up to date with their training!

Peer pressure usually takes the form of someone encouraging you to do something you know you shouldn’t. You may be urged to go off the rails, you may even be persuaded to dabble in something slightly frowned upon, or you might be pressured to take a walk on the wild side. In the...... Read Article »

Wayne's marathon motivation

We talk to one Swans fan who's signed up to run the Half Marathon to find out his motivation

You may want to take on an epic challenge of endurance for any number of reasons. You may want to do it for you; to prove to yourself that you can do it, to overcome a life changing condition or to simply get in to shape. You may want to do it for others; in dedication of a lost ...... Read Article »

Hands Up For Down's receive SwansAid funding

The local organisation will use the funds to pay for gymnastics and swimming sessions to help develop their participants' motor skills.

Hands Up For Downs this week received a grant from SwansAid totalling £1,800 after successfully applying to the Club's grant-giving pot. The local organisation, that is hoping to achieve charitable status this year, were presented with the funds from members of the Community Tru...... Read Article »

Trust launch Swans Family Fun Run

Sign up to our Fun Run to get your and your family on the road to leading a healthier lifestyle and raise money for the Trust in the process

Are your shirt buttons still feeling the strain after overindulging on turkey and all the trimmings this Christmas? Did you promise yourself that 2016 would be the year that you would get into shape but you’re lacking a goal to work towards? If so sign up to the Swans Family Fun ...... Read Article »

SwansAid application re-open

Apply before April 1st to be in with the chance of winning funding of up to £10,000, as well as kits for your team

As of February 6th, applications for SwansAid will once again be open, with a total of up to £25,000 worth of grants up for grabs. If your organisation or charity supports and encourages children, young people and disabled people to get involved in sport, no matter what sport th...... Read Article »

Swans fly into finals of the PL Enterprise Challenge

The team of Pentrehafod School pupils representing the Swans Community Trust won the Regional Play-Offs

The Swans Community Trust were triumphant yesterday in the Regional Play-Offs of the PL Enterprise Challenge at the Britannia Stadium. Run by the Premier League and Sport Relief, the PL Enterprise Challenge this year tasked pupils with working on a strategy to help encourage fan...... Read Article »

Pentrehafod pupils pitching at PL Enterprise Play-Offs

After winning the local heat, the local youngsters have headed to Stoke to compete in the next round

Pentrehafod School is today representing the Swans Community Trust in the Play-Offs of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge 2015/16, in the hope of reaching the Final in London and being crowned champions. Twenty-nine school groups representing Premier League and Football Lea...... Read Article »

Hearty Lives gets fit with Britts

Leon Britton was on hand to present participants of the Hearty Lives programme with a Swans shirt after they hit their fitness goals

Leon Britton was on hand to present the latest participants to complete the Swans Health Challenge with shirts. The 12 week programme, organised by Hearty Lives at Neath YMCA, sees the participants working towards achieving a health related goal. Those who are successful are rew...... Read Article »

Bartley presents SwansAid grant to Kids' Club

Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Club received £1,725 to fund training and sports equipment

Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Club were this week presented with a SwansAid grant of £1,725 by Kyle Bartley and Lee Trundle. Supporting over 1,600 out of school childcare clubs across Wales, including 100 in Swansea alone, Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Cub is a national umbrella organis...... Read Article »

Rangel launches YFF Kicks League

Angel Rangel was on hand to help PL Kicks launch their new league aimed at reducing arson rates

PL Kicks this week launched their new Young Fire Fighters Kicks League with the help of Angel Rangel. Kicking off on Monday, the league sees 16 Young Fire Fighter (YFF) schemes from across South West Wales and will run once a month. The league sessions will involve around 10-12...... Read Article »

Hafal presented with SwansAid grant

The charity received £2,000 to fund their gardening scheme

Welsh charity, Hafal, were today presented with their grant courtesy of the Club’s grant giving pot, Swansaid. Hafal, meaning ‘equal’, is the principal organisation in Wales working with individuals recovering from serious mental illness and their families. Covering all areas o...... Read Article »

Premier League 4 Sport lives up to its name

Find out more about the project that delivers affordable coaching in four sports

One of the Community Trust’s newer projects, Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) has recently rolled out a new programme of sessions throughout Swansea and the surrounding area. Whereas the other initiatives of the Trust primarily focus on football, PL4S lives up to its name and focus...... Read Article »

Emnes attends Reading Stars session

The first team player gets reading with pupils at a local school

Marvin Emnes and pupils from Casllwchwr Primary School were reading off the same page this week at a Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) session. The first team player accompanied Club Ambassador, Lee Trundle to the Loughor school to join in with a Q&A session as part of the ini...... Read Article »

SwansAid winners announced

The Trust have decided on the organisations and teams that will be awarded grants and kits

The Swans Community Trust has announced the latest SwansAid winners.  The winning organisations applied for funding through the club’s grant-giving pot - SwansAid - earlier in the season, and they will receive their grants this month.  From funding gymnastics and swimming sessi...... Read Article »

Get involved with PL Kicks

Find out all of PL Kicks' football and netball sessions for youngsters

The Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks project organises a range of sessions throughout Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend and Carmarthenshire. Targeting 12-19 year olds, PL Kicks aims to engage with youngsters who have previously proven difficult to reach and guiding the... Read Article »

Ash launches NPT basketball sessions

Delivered by Premier League 4 Sport, the sessions will be held at three venues in the Neath Port Talbot area

Swansea defender, Ashley Williams, was on hand to help the Club’s Community Trust launch its Premier League 4 Sport basketball sessions at a local NPT leisure centre. Accompanied by former player and fan favourite Lee Trundle, the Swans’ and Welsh captain officially kicked off t...... Read Article »

PL Kicks heats up with new league

The Youth Fire Fighters League will see teams battle it out in fire drills and football skills

Swansea City’s Premier League Kicks project is heating things up this year with the announcement of a Young Fire Fighters Kicks League. The League, launching on Monday 25th January at Morriston Fire Station, will see Young Fire Fighter (YFF) schemes compete against each other at...... Read Article »

PL Kicks building on success

Our Kicks project is going from strength to strength

Since its inception in 2006 as a pilot programme in London, Premier League Kicks has gone from strength to strength with each passing season. Beginning as a partnership between the Premier League and the Metropolitan Police 10 years ago, Kicks aims to use the allure of the beaut...... Read Article »

Half term Soccer Camps are back

This February half term sees the return of the Trust's Soccer Camps at nine venues

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this February Half Term to nine locations across South Wales.  Coaches from the Trust’s Schools project will deliver football sessions during the week-long holiday from Brecon to Pembrokeshire, helping young players’ develop their...... Read Article »

Trusts team up to remove employment barriers

The Community Trust has been working with The Prince's Trust to help young people move into work, education or training

The Community Trust has been working with The Prince’s Trust to help unemployed young people move into work, education or training. Ran in partnership with the Premier League and the PFA, the Get Started with Football courses help jobless young people develop key employability s...... Read Article »

Soccer Camp gift vouchers available

Treat the young Swans fan who has everything this Christmas

Stumped at what to get the young Swans fan who has everything this Christmas? The Trust has just the thing for you. Vouchers for our Soccer Camps make the perfect festive gift for the youngster who has the kit, the Xbox skin and the Swans stationary set. Entitling them to a day’... Read Article »

Trunds and Morriston Comprehensive reading off the same page

Lee Trundle helped the local school embark on the PLRS project

Lee Trundle and local pupils were on the same page recently to launch the Premier League Reading Stars project in Morriston Comprehensive. Helping to officially kick off the scheme at the school, the former player and Club Ambassador took part in a Q&A amidst rows of books in th...... Read Article »

SwansAid funds crucial for Disability League

The £2,000 grant has allowed the League to widen its reach and keep running its tournaments

SwansAid funds have proved crucial for the West Wales Pan Disability League this season allowing them to keep running their tournaments. Split into one large grant of £10,000 and smaller grants of £2,000, SwansAid funding has achieved positive results throughout the communities ...... Read Article »

Pentrehafod progress in the PL Enterprise Challenge

After winning the local heat, we take a more in-depth look at the business plan that resulted in the school progressing to the regionals

A young team of budding businessmen and women recently won the local heat of the PL Enterprise Challenge and will now progress to the next round. The quintet from Pentrehafod School, made up of Chelsea-Leigh Fennel, Joshua Rigbey, Daniel Llewellyn, Jessica Mogridge and Cerys Ric...... Read Article »

Swans take top spot at Walking Football tournament

A team representing Hearty Lives saw off competition to win the trophy

Teams from across South Wales last week competed in a Walking Football tournament with the Swans taking the trophy. Organised by Game on Wales, the tournament held in Pontrypridd saw a total of ten teams compete with the Community Trust’s Hearty Lives project represented by both...... Read Article »

Getting #HealthyTogether: Meal Planning

The last instalment of our #HealthyTogether series of tips and tricks covers planning your meals

Last in our Getting #HealthyTogether series covers meal planning; what you need to think about when plating up, as well as all the info you’ll need about all the main food groups, in order to help you cook and serve healthier portions for you and your family. First, let’s start ...... Read Article »

Pitch perfect for Pentrehafod

The local school won the local heat of the PL Enterprise Challenge and will progress to the next round

A trio of local schools were in business this week at the Liberty Stadium. Teams from Llangatwg Community School, Ysgol Maesteg and Pentrehafod went head to head in a Dragons Den style challenge that tasked them with formulating and pitching a business plan to a panel of judges....... Read Article »

Get #HealthyTogether and win

Get healthy and be in with the chance of winning Swans kitchenware

To encourage our fans to get #HealthyTogether, we are giving away a selection of official Swans kitchenware. To be in with the chance of winning a Swans apron, oven gloves and egg timer, all you've got to do is tweet the Community Trust - @SCFCCommunityTr - with a snap of your h...... Read Article »

Swans PL Kicks host Bournemouth counterparts

Our Kicks project took on Bournemouth's Kicks project over the weekend

This weekend, the Swans Community Trust Premier League Kicks project hosted their Bournemouth counterparts in an under-18s game at the Elba Sports Complex. Mirroring the First Team's Saturday fixture, the day saw the Swans take on teams from Bournemouth's own Kicks project. Fie...... Read Article »

Getting #HealthyTogether: Snacking

We cover everything you need to know about healthy snacking

You’re on the sofa watching TV and reach out for a bag of crisps, or perhaps you’re at your desk at work counting down the minutes to five with a chocolate bar in hand, or maybe you’ve just got nothing else to do and open the fridge to see what treasures lie within; we’ve all bee...... Read Article »

Getting #HealthyTogether: Portion Control

Next up in the series looks at what healthy sized portions look like

Your plate of information is nearly empty, there’s just one mouthful left, but wait, how big was the portion on your plate in the first place? Fear not, because this tasty titbit in our Getting #HealthyTogether series covers everything you need to know about healthy portions. He...... Read Article »

Volunteer with Walking Football

Gain skills whilst helping out in your local community

With Hearty Live’s Walking Football initiative continuing to grow throughout South West Wales, we are looking to recruit volunteers to help us deliver our sessions. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to lead our groups as we expand into more sports centres including Llan...... Read Article »

Trust participants Sign Up To Success with Fernandez

A group from SUTS visited the Liberty Stadium to record a song they wrote

Sign Up To Success (SUTS) participants were last week welcomed to the Liberty Stadium by a group of former and current Swans players to record a song in a bid to break down the barriers to employment. Welcomed by Federico Fernandez, Alan Curtis and Lee Trundle, as well as SUTS’ ...... Read Article »

The Hearty Lives project needs you!

Become a trained Hearty Lives volunteer and help out in your local community

We are looking to train volunteers to deliver positive and accurate health messages in Neath Port Talbot. More people living in this area suffer with long-term life limiting illness than anywhere else in Wales and life expectancy is on average 10 years shorter. Hearty Lives aims...... Read Article »

Getting #HealthyTogether: The skinny on fat

Next up, we break down fat into this easily digestible guide on the good and bad types

It’s only a three letter word, but fat gets a fair bit of stick. Fat has various functions in the body, and so, despite the stigma, fat is essential for our general health and well-being, it’s just knowing the ‘good’ fat from the ‘bad’ fat. First up is the ‘bad’ stuff, or satur...... Read Article »

Getting #HealthyTogether: 5-a-day

Next up in the series teaches you the basics of your 5-a-day and how much a portion eqates to

We’d bet our bottom dollar on the fact that you’ve been told at some point in your life that you should be eating five portions of fruit or veg a day, but do you know why, or even how big a portion is for that matter? Well first up, here’s a few reasons why you should aim for fi...... Read Article »

Getting #HealthyTogether: 8 ways to stay in shape

The first part in our series of tips covers 8 simple ways you can improve your health

Swansea, as a whole, is guilty of having a low reported incidence rate of regular physical activity, and this, coupled with an above average rate of overweight and obese residents means that our communities aren’t in the greatest of shape. But fear not, because Healthy Together, ...... Read Article »

Walking Football launches new sessions

Walking Football will now be run at Llandarcy Academy as well as the Meadow View Sports Complex to allow more people to get involved

Following the success and popularity of Walking Football’s Llandarcy sessions, the initiative is to introduce a new weekly event this month. Building upon the Walking Football sessions that have already been successfully run as part of the Hearty Lives Project, the scheme is to ...... Read Article »

Community Trust partner with the JCP Swansea Half Marathon

The Trust has become the Official Community Charity Partner of the Half Marathon to enable you to run for us and raise valuable funds in the process

The Swans Community Trust is the latest charity to partner with the JCP Swansea Half Marathon 2016. The Trust, which is Swansea City AFC’s registered charity, has been announced as the race’s Community Charity partner for next year’s marathon. The race, held on 26 June, is also...... Read Article »

Trust helping communities get #HealthyTogether

Healthy Together engages with families to educate them on adopting balanced diets

Living a healthy life not only means getting active, it also encompasses a healthy diet and the key to eating right is knowing the importance of a balanced diet. This is where our #HealthyTogether project comes. Funded by The Premier League & Professional Footballers Association...... Read Article »

Community Trust project aims to create Hearty Lives

Hearty Lives has been running for a year and aims to reduce the risk of CVD

At just over a year old, Hearty Lives is one of the Trust’s newest projects, but is doing great things to help create healthier communities. So as part of the Community Trust’s #HealthMonth, we wanted to reintroduce the project and tell you a little bit more about it. A partner... Read Article »

Cygnets’ Christmas card winner presented with prize

Daniel Russell designed winning entry

The winner of our Cygnets’ Christmas card competition was this morning awarded with a tour of the Liberty courtesy of Cyril the Swan. Daniel Russell, aged 13 from Clydach, was welcomed to the stadium today by the Club mascot where he was presented him with a pack of his winning ...... Read Article »

Cygnets' Christmas card winner announced

Daniel Russel's 'Seven Swans a-swimming' design comes top of the league

After much deliberation, we have finally decided on a winner for our Cygnets’ Christmas card competition. Asking members of our Cygnets club to pick up their pens and paintbrushes to create a festive design to adorn the Trust’s first Christmas card, we had an overwhelming respon...... Read Article »

Turn up and play with PL4S

Premier League 4 Sport is running a variety of free sessions in hockey, basketball, table tennis and tennis across the South West

If you, or you children, are looking for more ways to get active, then Premier League 4 Sport could be just the ticket. Aiming to encourage more young people into sport, PL4S organises an array of free and affordable sessions in table tennis, hockey, basketball and tennis in var...... Read Article »

Walking Football creating healthier lives

Get involved every Thursday afternoon at Hearty Lives' sessions

Are you looking to get your heart pumping but can’t be bothered with gym memberships or aren’t up to running for a full 90 minutes? Well Walking Football may just be the ticket for you. Every Thursday, Walking Football sessions are open to all at Llandarcy Sports Academy between...... Read Article »

Trust host fundraising quiz

The Trust are inviting teams to enter their quiz at Vesuvio's to win tickets to the Stoke game

The Community Trust will next week be hosting a fundraising pub quiz at Pizzeria Vesuvio’s, with tickets for our next home game up for grabs. Next Thursday, on October 15th, the Trust will be testing teams’ knowledge on the Swans in the local Italian restaurant, with the winning...... Read Article »

Soccer Camp success

Youngster graduates from Camps to Development Centre after impressing coaches

A budding young footballer, who attended many Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps, has been accepted into the U9s squad at the Development Centre. After impressing his coaches with his talent and sheer dedication, James Thomas has graduated from attending the Soccer Camps ...... Read Article »

Trust enters PL Enterprise Challenge for first time

Three local schools will compete to represent the Club in a national business competition

The Community Trust’s PL Enterprise project will this year enter the Premier League Enterprise Challenge for the first time. Run in partnership with Sport Relief, the competition was introduced in 2009 and since then, over 8,000 young people aged between 13 and 17 have taken par...... Read Article »

SwansAid funds help local homeless sports programme

SYSHP have used their grant to purchase football and yoga equipment

The Community Trust, accompanied by Lee Trundle, last week presented the Swansea Young Single Homeless Project (SYSHP) with their SwansAid cheque. The event followed similar presentations to an array of organisations including a community skate park, a local football club and a ...... Read Article »

Cygnets invited to enter Christmas card competition

Cyril is calling on Cygnets to submit their Christmas designs for a chance to become the first, official Cygnet Christmas card

It's true it's only the beginning of October, but Cyril, along with The Community Trust, are already getting into a festive mood and are inviting Cygnets to enter their first Christmas card competition. Last week, the Trust launched the competitiong, exclusively for Cygnet membe...... Read Article »

SUTS achieves first year success

Locals improve their employability with Sign Up To Success

Starting as a pilot programme, Sign Up To Success (SUTS) has lived up to its name in its first year. Providing intensive and tailored support to young people who are experiencing difficulty with regards to moving into work, SUTS has recorded impressive first year figures. Throu...... Read Article »

SwansAid funds put to good use

We caught up with previous SwansAid winners to see how they've put the funds to good use

Applications for SwansAid are now open and if you were thinking about applying, we couldn’t urge you to do so enough. As the Swans line up against Everton, the Community Trust’s grant giving pot will be back in action with the next round of applications opening the same day. Tw...... Read Article »

Trust launches Girls 4 Sport Swansea

The new project will engage with, and develop, girls in the Swansea area focusing on football, rugby, hockey and netball

This week, The Community Trust launched a new project aimed solely at girls. The tenth project to be added to the Trust’s roster, Girls 4 Sport Swansea is a brand new scheme that delivers a range of sport coaching to girls aged between 9-11 years of age. A project led by Swanse...... Read Article »

PL Enterprise aiming to build on positive debut

The scheme is hoping for a successful second year after being well received in the community

After a successful debut year, the Community Trust’s Premier League Enterprise Project returns for a second season, building on the achievements of the first 10 courses. Working with over 200 young people in schools across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend, Premier League ...... Read Article »

Local PTA benefit from SwansAid

Penllergaer Primary School were awarded £2,000 to fund a new community fitness trail

Lee Trundle and Linden Jones of the Trust recently presented a local school’s parent teacher association with their SwansAid grant. Winning £2,000 through the Club’s grant giving pot, Penllergaer Primary PTA have used the funds to install a fitness trail within the school ground...... Read Article »

Rangel joins in with PL Kicks

Lending a hand at a Kicks session in Townhill, Rangel also presented them with their SwansAid cheque

The Community Trust were this week given a helping hand at one of their Premier League Kicks sessions by Angel Rangel. As the project’s Player Ambassador, Rangel attended the event to join in with training and to present a funding cheque to The Hill Community Development Trust; ...... Read Article »

Baglan Boys and Girls Club presented with £10,000

A local sports club were last night officially awarded their SwansAid grant that has funded a new pitch

The Community Trust last night presented Baglan Boys and Girls Club with their SwansAid cheque for £10,000. Winning the grant last April, the Club have used the funds to replace an old and unsafe astroturf with a new 3G surface and they couldn’t be happier about it. “When we fo...... Read Article »

Community Skatepark receives SwansAid grant

The Community Urban Skills Project used their funds to purchase new safety equipment

The Community Trust presented a winner of the previous round of SwansAid applications with their cheque at a local skate park this week. The Community Urban Skills Project, organised at Swansea’s Exist Skate Park, applied for, and won a grant of £2,000 with the aim of developing...... Read Article »

SwansAid present funds to table tennis club

This month the Trust will present cheques to the previous round of winners starting in Penlan

The Community Trust last night made the first cheque presentation to the winners of the previous round of SwansAid winners. Presenting the cheque of £2,000 to Penlan Table Tennis Club was Helen Elton, the Assistant Head of Community for the Trust, accompanied by Club Ambassador ...... Read Article »

SwansAid applications are now open

With £25,000 up for grabs

Applications for SwansAid are once again open, with a total of up to £25,000 worth of grants up for grabs. If your organisation or charity supports and encourages children, young people and disabled people to get involved in sport, no matter what sport that may be, you could be ...... Read Article »

Signing Up To Success: Thomas' Story

After completing a SUTS course, Thomas found sustainable employment

Over the course of its first year, each of the four courses run by Sign Up To Success recorded positive ratings, but one of the most successful was Hirwaun’s. With 59% of the learners partaking in the course finding employment, it recorded one of the highest rates and shows what...... Read Article »

SUTS achieves first year success

Locals improve their employability with Sign Up To Success

Starting as a pilot programme, Sign Up To Success (SUTS) has been just that in its first year. Providing intensive and tailored support to young people who are experiencing difficulty with regards to moving into work, SUTS has recorded impressive first year figures. Throughout ...... Read Article »

Junior side presented with new kits

Evans & Williams U7s awarded new kits by SwansAid

The Community Trust yesterday presented a local junior football team with kits for the coming season, after they won them through SwansAid. During a training session at Penygaer Playing Fields, the young Evans & Williams FC side - known as the ‘Albies’ – was the latest team to b...... Read Article »

Community Trust launches Ziggies

The Club's charity takes its number of programme to 10 with the arrival of Ziggies

The Community Trust continues its growth this season with the launch of its latest programme, Ziggies. Ziggies, a proven family engagement tool for children aged between 3-8, becomes the tenth programme run by the Trust and will be rolled out soon. With the aim of giving parent...... Read Article »

SwansAid to present grants

The Trust awards funds ahead of the next round of applications

With the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League now well underway, the Swans are back in action, but so is SwansAid, with the latest round of winners set to be presented with their funds this Autumn. The latest round, chosen in April, saw the Trust award £10,000 to Baglan Boys and Girl...... Read Article »

Signing Up To Success: Joe's Story

Sign Up To Success aims to help people like Joe to overcome the barriers they encounter to full time employment

The work that the Community Trust does, doesn’t solely revolve around sport and encouraging people to get active; we also aim to tackle other issues, such as unemployment and helping people like Joe Corey Withers. Joe enrolled in the Trust’s Sign Up To Success project with the a...... Read Article »

Young tennis players represent Swans at national tournament

A group of tennis enthusiasts competed in the annual Premier League 4 Sport Tennis Competition in London this summer

The Premier League 4 Sport programme reached its climax this summer as a group of young tennis enthusiasts travelled down to London to take part it in the annual Premier League 4 Sport Tennis competition.  Cory Choudhury, Elanor Pearce, Joseff Nicholls-De-Freitas and Menna Woold...... Read Article »

Hearty Lives participants rewarded

Those who successfully completed the Swans Health Challenge received a shirt and a stadium tour

The latest participants to complete the Swans Health Challenge were recently presented with their shirt during a tour of the stadium. The 12 week programme, organised by Hearty Lives at Neath YMCA, sees the participants working towards achieving a health related goal and those w...... Read Article »

Young Swans invited to sign up to Cygnets

Join for just £10 for an array of benefits and perks

Swansea City’s Cygnets Club is the Official Junior Fan Club of the Swans exclusively for children aged 0-15. For just a £10 joining fee your child can benefit from a wide range of member perks such as a free, exclusive Swansea City watch, a birthday card from their favourite pla...... Read Article »

Kicks trip to Fire Service College

The Trust's Kicks project lended a hand in training local young fire fighters

Swansea City Community Trust's Kicks project staff joined Mid and West Wales Fire Service on their annual summer trip to the Fire Service College in Gloucestershire last week. The two day trip consisted of the young fire fighters getting stuck in with a variety of different team...... Read Article »

Local schools represent Swans in London

Two schools from Swansea headed to London for a Premier League tournament

On the 21st May 2015 Ysgol Y Dderwen of Carmarthen and Ysgol Cwmtawe (Pontardawe) represented Swansea City at the annual Premier League Schools Tournament held at White Hart Lane, the home of Tottenham Hotspur accompanied by Swansea City FC  Community Trust  Coaches Ceri Phillips...... Read Article »

Freestyle Swans soccer skills star goes viral

Young internet sensation invited to the Liberty

Swans fan Jacob Mason has become an internet sensation after showing off his fantastic football skills on a YouTube video which has gone viral. Helen Elton, Assistant Head of Swansea City AFC Community Trust, spotted the video online and invited 12 year old Jacob down to the Li...... Read Article »

New Player Ambassadors announced

Each of our project's now has its own Player Ambassador

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...... Read Article »

4v4 Football League Kicks off next month

PLKicks launches new youth football league at Cefn Hengoed

Swansea City’s Premier League Kicks project is back next month with a new local 4v4 league. Running on Friday nights, between 6-7pm, at Cefn Hengoed Leisure Centre, we are inviting squads of up to six players, both boys and girls, aged between 13 and 16 years old, to take part. ...... Read Article »

Local team boosted by SwansAid kits

Ynystawe FC’s U11 team receive new kits for next season

A local team of youngsters trained for the first time in their new kit provided for by SwansAid this week after winning the grant’s support last season. Ynystawe FC’s U11, who train at Morriston Comprehensive School, applied for the kits last season as part of the SwansAid and w...... Read Article »

Swans youngsters help Kick off new season

Members of PL Kicks programme compete in national tournament

A group of youngsters from Swansea’s Premier League Kicks project got the new season off to a winning start after competing in a national tournament last Wednesday in London.   As the first whistles blew across the UK on Saturday afternoon, The Barclays Premier League kicked ...... Read Article »

Swans summer soccer camps now available

Book your place at 10 locations online now!

Swansea City Community Trust Soccer Camps return this July and August to 10 locations across South Wales.  Coaches from Swans Community Trust schools project will deliver football sessions for four weeks across South Wales, helping young players’ develop their skills for just £1...... Read Article »

Walking football creating healthier lives

Get involved in the latest Hearty Lives project

A new scheme in Neath Port Talbot, jointly run by Swans Community Trust’s Hearty Lives project, is helping people stay healthy – cutting the risk of heart disease. Walking football aims to get more people who are interested in sport, active and involved with exercise. The progr...... Read Article »

Swans captain backs Premier League Reading Stars

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams this week joined Primary school children in Swansea, encouraging them about the importance of reading. The 30-year-old joined Swans club ambassador Lee Trundle at Ynystawe Primary school to promote work the club is doing with the Premier Leag...... Read Article »

Trunds celebrates Kicks anniversary

PLKicks celebrates 5 years

Community Trust project Premier League Kicks celebrated its fifth anniversary this week with Swans club ambassador Lee Trundle joining the celebrations in Pontardawe. Kicks is a self-funded project, set-up and jointly run by Swans community trust and the local community, creatin...... Read Article »

Wales rugby legend Shane Williams signs up for SwansAid soccer match

Soccer AM's Tubes also adds his name to celebrity list

Wales rugby legend Shane Williams has today confirmed he is the latest name to sign up for May’s celebrity soccer match.  He’s joined by Soccer AM star Peter “Tubes” Dale who also makes his debut in the game at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, May 31.  Williams, who began playing...... Read Article »

SwansAid funding helps buy adapted tricycles for disabled children

£1,200 grant gives children's therapy centre a financial boost

A children's therapy centre in Swansea has benefited from a £1,200 cheque courtesy of SwansAid.  The Therapy for Swansea Kids centre at Singleton Hospital received the funding during a visit by Swansea City Community Trust’s Linden Jones and Swans club ambassador Lee Trundle.  ...... Read Article »

Circus school to benefit from SwansAid grant

Circus Eruption awarded £1,390

Circus Eruption is the latest charity to benefit from SwansAid funding this month. Swans Community Trust and Swansea City Club Ambassador Lee Trundle were on hand to present the grant cheque – worth £1,390 – to the group at their Parc Tawe base. The non-profit youth charity hel...... Read Article »

SwansAid applications reopen for 2015

A share of £50,000 up for grabs to help local community

SwansAid applications are back open from today (Saturday, February 7th) giving more local charities and organisations the chance to benefit from the grant scheme. Since its introduction in September 2013, SwansAid – run by Swans Community Trust – has helped us support a variety ...... Read Article »

Celebrity match returns for 2015

Celebs are back for more at the Liberty Stadium this year

A host of celebrities will return to the Liberty Stadium in 2015 to go head-to-head once again for SwansAid’s charity game.  A number of faces from TV, film, music and sport will come to SA1 on Sunday, May 31 (kick-off 3pm) to help raise money for the Swansea City Community Trus...... Read Article »

Swans Stars back Premier League 4 Sport project

Scott Tancock & Dai Cornell join table tennis programme in Pontardawe

Swans players Scott Tancock and Dai Cornell were in Pontardawe this month to challenge children to table tennis as part of a Premier League 4 Sport programme at Cwmtawe School. The project is backed by Swans Community Trust and run in partnership with Neath Port Talbot Physical ...... Read Article »

Community Trust Get Their Hands Dirty With New Project

Volunteers from Swans Community Trust – Sign Up To Success – projects in Swansea and Neath got their hands dirty by joining a new local agriculture project this week. Set up this summer, Cae Tan is a new community supported agriculture project which aims to provide training and ...... Read Article »

Swans Keepers Lend Hand At Community Trust Soccer Camp

Tremmel & Cornell Visit Future Swans

Swansea City goalkeepers Gerhard Tremmel and David Cornell surprised children at the Swans Community Trust Soccer Camp in Neath this week alongside club ambassador Lee Trundle.  Cornell got between the sticks as the young players took penalties against the Swans shot stopper.  ...... Read Article »