The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme is proud to be celebrating 26 years since it originally formed in February 1988.
Formerly known as Football In The Community, the programme was originally set up across the country by the Professional Football Association (PFA) to help ex-players back into employment.
Since its formation, the Community Programme has won charity status in 2005 and has established more than 250 partnerships.
The Community Programme runs alongside the club and operates as a separate organisation facilitating four key areas; social inclusion, health and well-being, education and participation.
The programme now comes under the leadership of the Premier League and the Football League Trust. Since forming as a charity the scheme has taken many different directions and built solid foundations within the community it serves.
As part of the Community Programme’s 26-year celebration, swfc.co.uk will be running various stories to display the programme through the years.
CSR Development Manager Spencer Taylor said: “The Community Programme is one of the biggest in the country and since its formation is proud to have formed more than 250 partnerships to help make a difference in the community.
“Over the 26 years since the formation, we have grown in terms of partnerships, initiatives and projects, helping more people than ever.”
For more information on the Community Programme e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org