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About our Community Foundation

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The Vision

To engage, inspire and empower people through sport and football

The Mission

Our programmes and services are based on the belief that engagement through sport can result in far more than developing sports skills. It can harness a sense of mutual respect and trust, widen horizons, raise aspirations and provide opportunities for people regardless of their background.

We use the power of sport and football and appeal of the brand to engage, inspire and empower people. We are committed and focused on developing the community through a range of programmes and services based on the following themes:

Health and wellbeing; sports participation; equalities and inclusion; education, enterprise, employment and skills; regeneration; and community safety – working through local, regional and national partnerships.

Our Values: Integrity and ethics; Respect; Innovation; Drive

EFL Day of action a big success

The EFL Day of Action is about all 72 EFL Clubs and their Community Trusts and Foundations uniting to promote and publicise the support and impact football can have in the local community.

Crawley Town Community Foundation hosted a full day of fun and appreciation for the community by visiting a range of the programmes, services and sessions we deliver, in what has now become our annual roadshow!

Crawley Town’s mascot Reggie was up early to kick off proceedings. 

We had an early morning start at Thomas Bennet Community College, to meet up with our National Citizen Service (NCS) team.

NCS were hosting a Food 4 Lyf Enterprise Challenge™ for year 8 students.

The session was a bespoke enterprise task based on all things business, also incorporating the essence of social action using the story that comes with the challenge.

During the Food 4 Lyf task, each group recreates as many food packages as possible in order to feed the community of Crawley.

They are given a £40 budget and, as a team, must decide how they are going to spend their money in the NCS Shop of Resources.

The young people enjoyed meeting Reggie whilst learning some valuable skills, which included:

  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Team Work
  • Initiative and instinct
  • Negotiation
  • Creativity
  • Reflection

The next stop on the Roadshow and EFL Day of Action was at Broadfield’s 3G, with Crawley Town Flyers – our open football session for people with disabilities.

Participants got an opportunity to meet and play with first-team players, Ibrahim Meite and Josh Doherty who joined in with the warm-up, skill session and matches.

This gave the participants the opportunity to play alongside their heroes, and perhaps learn some new skills along the way.

Our next community event was Langley Green Kicks, hosted at the Langley Green Adventure Playground.

The FREE Premier League Kicks programme is for young people aged 9 to 19, and provides participants the opportunity to play football whilst making new friends.

Again, the session finished off with a surprise ticket giveaway.

The next stop bought us back to People’s Pension Stadium for our U12s Development Centre in action on the Community 3G Ballcourt.

The final event was with Crawley Town Flyers and a team coaching session, hosted in the evening at K2 Leisure Centre.

Crawley Town coaches work alongside Outreach 3 Way coaches, training the team who plays in the Sussex FA Disability League.

Overall, it was a very successful EFL Day of Action.

We value and thank all of our partners and participants across the community who helped make this day a tremendous success. 

Crawley Town believes in inclusion across all ages, because everyone matters in football.

To find out more about our sessions go to our website: https://www.ctcommunityfoundation.com/