“Young Hawks” to fly high again!”›
Whitehawk FC acknowledges the support of The Football Conference Trust which has awarded a grant to Whitehawk Football Club for its Community Development Funding. The Community Development grant funding will help to regenerate the club’s new Youth & Community activities involving football and multi-sports.
This is enabling the club to engage more with its local community including young people’s associations, colleges and schools to provide coaching football skills and promote Whitehawk FC as a community focused club. We are able to deliver inclusive football skills sessions within the community for children and young people of all abilities.
Dorothy Stringer High School in Brighton is now a new partner with Whitehawk FC Youth & Community working to create new opportunities to help young people learn new skills and encourage personal development. Events will be held both at the School and Club to help young people outside the traditional classroom setting. Whitehawk FC believes it is due to its reputation and acknowledged experience in this field that has led to this new collaboration. Lead role models from the Club’s 1st team will also participate in events as an exciting introduction to team sports, team working and achievement.
The Football Conference Trust is a charity created to support and develop community programmes at Football Conference clubs. It is a partnership between the Football Conference, the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association. More than 60 Conference Clubs have so far been helped so far in this way. As Chairman John Summers commented: “This project just would not have been possible without the generous contribution from the Trust and everyone at WFC wishes to thank Chairman Brian Lee of the Football Conference Trust, the Premier League and the Professional Footballer’s Association for their invaluable and timely support.”
The activities involve outreach to Whitehawk’s local young people in an area of disadvantage, specially targeting children and teenager’s participation. The Club is engaging with those targeted to improve health and personal development. The year-long scheme, led by a new coaching team focuses on regenerating youth involvement in football and taster sessions in boxing and general fitness activities.