“The reach and power of sport and football make a positive impact in the community.
The individual and collective journeys people have made on our programmes and services have been truly inspirational to everyone at the Foundation and Crawley Town FC.
It’s amazing to think about the big difference our collective hard work is making to our community and the lives of so many people”
Thura KT Win, Chairman
Our Vision: Positively changing lives through sport and football
Our Mission: We use the power of sport and football to engage, inspire and empower people. Working with participants and the community, together with local, regional and national partners, we aim to positively change lives and support people in health & wellbeing, sports participation, equalities and inclusion, education, enterprise, employment and skills, regeneration and community safety.
Our Values: Integrity, accountability, ethics, innovation, respect, inclusion
Established in 2012, Crawley Town Community Foundation is the registered charity
of Crawley Town FC (charity number 1149113)
IGNITION EFL COMMUNITY CLUB OF THE YEAR 2020 FOR THE SOUTH EAST
Winners of the Ignition EFL Community Club of the Year for the South East 2020, one of only six EFL clubs in the country to be presented with this prestigious award.
INSPIRING THE COMMUNITY
CASE STUDY: OWEN
Owen started attending the football club at his school last year, and he relished the opportunity to train with the Crawley Town coaches. However, Owen was easily distracted and he would often distract his teammates. Working with his coach, Owen began to identify these behaviours and channel them more positively. He began to pride himself on being a positive role model to the rest of the group. From that point, Owen was invited to join our U10 Development Centre.
When asked about his sessions, Owen said:
“It has helped me gain more confidence. I feel proud, confident when I’m in school and outside of it. I feel like I am part of a team.”
Mid-Sussex Active to deliver a CPD event to:
MORE THAN JUST FOOTBALL
Using the power of football, the Foundation helps to build relationships with children and parents alike, in schools, at the stadium or around town.
The BTEC education programme offers students the chance to study and play full-time with Crawley Town u19s, in partnership with Holy Trinity School. We have both BTEC Level 2 & BTEC Level 3 academic pathways, as well as offering a competitive programme playing against the likes of Crystal Palace, Fulham, Chelsea & QPR in the National Youth Football League.
Students also have the opportunity to progress to University, work and apprenticeships in the sports industry, a scholarship in USA or play for Crawley Town FC.
NCS is a life changing experience designed to challenge, engage and empower teenagers aged 15-17 into a positive change. The four-phase programme is the beginning of an exciting journey that gives us confidence and skills to seize and shape the future we want. It can also boost a UCAS statement or CV, it helps to get our voice heard, and is a lot of fun!
“My daughter really enjoyed all of it, especially the trip to Sussex Uni, getting a feel for University life. And she threw herself into the social action project and showed her skills she wasn’t even aware she had”
YOUTH LEAD SOCIAL ACTION PROJECT
“We all decided to create the LGBTQ+ video to show NCS’s support for the LGBTQ+ community as well as to celebrate the incredible diversity and inclusivity we have in Crawley.”
Ashleigh Ann French participant 2019
SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY
Move the Goalposts is a project for those experiencing or at risk of experiencing mental health difficulties. It has proved to be a great success and has enabled participants to improve personal development skills and fitness levels through a range of workshops and activities.
Crawley Town are one of eleven clubs commissioned to deliver EFL Extra Time Hubs, a national project from EFL Trust. It gives men and women over 55 the opportunity to meet like-minded people while socialising and participating in a variety of activities to improve their health and well-being. The Hubs offer both social and physical activities, which vary from week to week including wellbeing walks, walking football, games, quizzes and more, based on the needs of the participants.
Crawley Town Community Foundation and Out There West Sussex have teamed up to launch Crawley Town Flyers, training every Tuesday afternoon at Broadfield 4G pitch & Tuesday evening at K2 Leisure Centre. The session offers people with a variety of disabilities the opportunity to play football in an inclusive and relaxed environment, with the chance to represent Crawley Town Flyers in competitive football.
Premier League Kicks football sessions are delivered at various locations throughout Crawley and are free for young people aged 12-19 to attend. The project aims to support young people to make the right life choices by offering a variety of activities to engage, and aims to help deter involvement in crime and antisocial behaviour using football as the vehicle of delivery.
The award-winning Crawley Old Girls (COGs) has inspired a generation of women to get involved with football. The added social value and joy it has bought to so many is illustrated in the video below.
The You vs. Train Campaign – Crawley Town want our fans, families and friends to stay safe, so we are supporting the You vs Train campaign. We are sharing the message that young people need to stay off the tracks.
8 young people have died in the last two years after trespassing on the railway.
PLEASE DON’T BE NEXT
EFL DAY OF LOCKDOWN
Across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two, events are held by Clubs on EFL Day of Action to showcase the very best programmes and activity they deliver in a number of important areas, including diversity and inclusion, education, and health and wellbeing.
The impact of the work carried out by EFL Clubs and Club Community Organisations is unparalleled, with more than half a million hours of group activity delivered and over 40 million hours of participation each season.
We are really impressed with the level of engagement from players this season. They have really gone above and beyond to interact with our participants and young Crawley Town fans.
It’s nice to give something back to the local community and pass on my experiences and knowledge of the game on the next generation.
LIFE IN LOCKDOWN
Supporting the Crawley community during the Coronavirus pandemic.
OUR YEAR IN NUMBERS
TOTAL AGGREGATE ATTENDANCES ON OUR PROGRAMMES.