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15 May 2014

Message from our Community Manager Birtug Kazim

Like other professional football clubs, Crawley Town FC has both the capacity and responsibility to serve its community. Crawley Town FC has worked to engage and support the local area since 1896, though it wasn’t until the formation of the Football in the Community scheme during the 2010-11 season that we started delivering football and sports coaching sessions, primarily in schools and to children and young people during the school holidays.



Crawley Town FC Football in the Community registered as a charity (no. 1149113) in 2012, and the newly named Crawley Town FC Community Sports Foundation became strategically placed to focus on community development work.


As well as continuing to strive forward with our school and sports development programme, we aim to capitalise on developing local partnerships to help us meet both our partner’s objectives and the Foundation’s charitable objectives, using the power and draw of football to engage people.


Once we have a captive audience, we work with partners to improve aspects in health and wellbeing, inclusion, volunteering, training, education and employment, community safety, and regeneration as well as working with the most vulnerable.


The projects and events we deliver 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.


Our most recent projects attracted first team players along, with Connor Essam and Andy Drury attending Maidenbower Junior School during one of our Soccer Schools.


Look out for more programmes coming to you soon, or contact us on or call 01293 410 000 to get involved or for more information

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