The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme have launched a new partnership that aims to develop a range of community initiatives.
The club’s Community Programme, have linked with Sheffield FC, the oldest football club in the world, and will work closely to improve and develop community projects.
Sheffield FC have just celebrated their 157 year anniversary and will now work with the Community Programme to extend the broad work they do across South Yorkshire.
Along with other projects, the new partnership will work with the National Citizen Service, the scheme that aims to improve communication and team building skills for young people aged 15-17.
Other areas to benefit include the education strand of the Community Programme, local school partnerships, matchday activities and fundraising.
Spencer Taylor, CSR Manager for the Community Programme, said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for Sheffield Wednesday to build bridges with Sheffield FC. The club is the oldest in the world, and with that comes trust and reliability.”
Now, thanks to the new relationship with the club, both organisations can work together to develop community projects already set in place. We look forward to working with Sheffield FC!”
Richard Tims, Chairman of Sheffield FC, said: “We are very pleased with the developments and the link up with the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme. The partnership can now enhance the work that our community director Chris Dolby and our community team are currently doing. We look forward to working together.”
The two clubs will start start working together and look forward to improving and developing projects both at the club and across the region.