17:41 17 July 2012
By Stoke City Football Club
Stoke City Football Club's Community Trust was founded in 1989 and became a registered charity in 2004.
The power of sport, particularly football, is used to engage with people of all ages, abilities and social backgrounds. We are committed to inclusion work, promoting health and wellbeing, and improving education.
As well as providing sporting opportunities for young people to pursue and enjoy a more active lifestyle, our programmes stimulate a more positive outlook for others in need of encouragement and support, regardless of their economic status or physical ability.
We are devoted to the community we serve. Within our catchments of; Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stafford, South Staffs and parts of North West Shropshire, we contact, and attempt to benefit the lives of, approximately 150,000 children and young people each year.
Self-funding and financially independent of Stoke City Football Club, Stoke City Community Trust is accountable to a Board of Trustees.
These include Stoke-on-Trent South MP Robert Flello and Denis Smith, who made over 400 City appearances between 1966 and 1982.
Since the Club won promotion to the Barclays Premier League in 2008, the Community Trust has developed remarkably, from a highly respected deliverer of football courses to a leading provider of sporting, education and social programmes.
The Community Trust strives to:
- Provide opportunities for all, regardless of their background, ethnicity,economic status or physical ability.
- Provide opportunities for community participation in physical activity or recreational activities.
- Excel in being a proactive and socially responsive organisation, attuned to the community we serve.
Our key focus areas are:
- Sports Participation
- Education and Lifelong Learning
- Health and Wellbeing