Community Trust celebrate successful season
The Swans Community Trust has held its annual celebration event at the Liberty Stadium last week.
The event recognised and rewarded the hard work of participants and volunteers across all its projects.
There was much to celebrate for the club’s official charity, who engaged with more than 8,000 people over the year.
Some £19,000 worth of SwansAid grants were handed out over the course of 12 months while more than 200 people gained new qualifications with the trust’s help.
A host of first-team players were on hand to present awards, as well as club ambassador Lee Trundle.
“It’s been really good to come out and see people working in different parts of the community,” said Swans midfielder Andy King.
“The kids really seem to enjoy the link with the club too which is good for everyone.”
Trundle added: “It’s a great opportunity to come together and celebrate the hard work everyone has put in over the year.”
With 14 awards handed out across seven projects, the event celebrated the trust’s work in the areas of employability, education and sports participation.
“It’s great to see so many people enjoying themselves across all our programmes and it’s a good opportunity to bring people from different projects together in one event,” said Richard Jones, the trust’s senior inclusion manager.
“There have been some inspiring stories including how people have overcome barriers in their lives and have overcome their own personal challenges.
“This event just shows how vast and widespread the work we do within the Community Trust is.”
The event was also a chance to celebrate the trust’s 10-year anniversary.
“The trust has grown hugely over the last 10 years,” said Helen Elton (above), the head of the trust.
“The last six years, during which we have been in the Premier League, have made a massive difference to us.
“The ceremony is a lovely event to see all the participants and to hear about all the things they have achieved.”
The list of winners
Sign Up to Success Community Partner of the Year (Sponsored by Swansea City): Mi-Space
Sign Up to Success Participant of the Year (Sponsored by Arc Training): Russell Williams
Sign Up to Success Outstanding Achievement Award: Bobby and Jack Gray
Inclusion Community Programme of the Year (Sponsored by Mi-Space): Cwm Wanderers ASD Academy
Inclusion Participant of the Year: Leo Davies
Premier League Enterprise School of the Year (Sponsored by Virgin Media): Dwr Y Felin School
Premier League Enterprise Pupil of the Year: McKenzie Thomas
Premier League Girls Participant of the Year: Tuscany Ford-Davies
Premier League Girls Volunteer of the Year (Sponsored by Swansea City): Robert Prosser
Premier League Kicks Participant of the Year: Cerys Beynon
Premier League Kicks Multi-Sport Participant of the Year (Sponsored by Cwm Wanderers AFC): Zak Halimi
Premier League Primary Stars Pupil of the Year: Charlie Thomas
Premier League Primary Stars School of the Year (Sponsored by EE): Ynysfach Primary School
Premier League Works Outstanding Achievement Award: Hayley Beadle