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Foundation News - 1 year review!

Over the last few months, the Foundation has continued to grow at a great pace.


Since June 2022, we have

  1. Established Think With Your Feet (free football promoting positive mental health) with 25+ people regularly attending each Tuesday afternoon

  2. Enhanced the Matchday Experience connecting with over 20 schools, seeing over 350 children come along to a game and all staff rating the experience as High Quality or Very High Quality.

  3. Begun a Women's Recreational Football Session every Tuesday evening.

  4. Run 4 successful Holiday Camps with 35-45 children attending each camp. To book for the summer ones click here https://www.darlingtonfcfoundation.org.uk/booking

  5. Established successful schools work in a number of schools, with SEN sessions, After-School clubs, assemblies and lessons.

  6. Been awarded funding to being Free Youth Football Sessions each Thursday evening (starting on July 13th)

  7. Worked with Physique Fitness, Darlington Baptist Church and Tees Valley Sport in providing free fun fitness sessions for those who are struggling with physical exercise due to the cost of living crisis.

  8. Run 2 National League U11 Tournaments where teams have reached the Regional Rounds.

  9. Given away 30+ season tickets to local schools, each receiving an assembly about Darlington Football Club.

  10. Established football for refugees working with Darlington Assistance for Refugees.

  11. Sought and employed professional coaching staff to keep up with demand.

  12. Set up a Friends of the Foundation so that people can support the Foundation financially. https://www.darlingtonfcfoundation.org.uk/friendsofthefoundation

If you could help in any way then we would love to hear from you. We particularly need some admin/invoicing support, website support and FA qualified coaches on a sessional basis. Please email our manager barry.thompson@darlingtonfcfoundation.org.uk to take this forward.


Looking forward to 2023-24!

Barry






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