Swansea City Community Trust celebrates successful season

28th April 2016

The Swans Community Trust hosted its annual celebration event at the Liberty Stadium this week.

Held each year, the event aims to celebrate, recognise and reward the hard work of both participants and volunteers across all of the Community Trust's projects.

After engaging with over 10,000 participants, reaching £100,000 worth of SwansAid donations and helping over 600 people gain qualifications, there was much to celebrate for the Club's official charity.

"We've had one of our most successful years to date," said Linden Jones, the Head of Community Trust. "First off we launched a new project called Ziggies and as well as that, all of our other projects have continued with their successes. As a result, we've engaged with a record number of people throughout the eight charitable projects that we run."

An array of first-team players including skipper Ashley Williams along with coach Alan Curtis and club ambassador Lee Trundle joined host Fran Donovan at the event.

"It's good that the Community Trust helps to get kids off the Playstations and Xboxes and out participating in sport and keeping healthy," said Williams, who presented some of the awards. "We try to get out into the community as much as we can. It's good fun to see the kids and we have fun as well."

First-team coach Curtis added: "I don't think we realise at the club what work goes on behind the scenes in the community. We're a Premier League club and the work that the Community Trust is doing is Premier League standard as well."

To find out more about the Community Trust and its projects, click HERE.

Community Trust awards winners
Premier League Schools Volunteer of the year: Kaya Blackmore
Premier League Schools Participant of the year: James Thomas
Sign up to Success Outstanding Achievement Award: Jack Pyer, Stephanie Owens and James Herdman
Ziggies Best Attended Sessions: The Volunteers and Families of Blaendulais School
Premier League Enterprise Team of the Year: Pentrehafod School
Learner of the Year: Daniel Llewellyn
Healthy Together Family Achievement Award: The Lewis Family
Family Achievement Award: Ruth and Ethan
Hearty Lives Most Committed Volunteer: Terry McCumiskey
Best Participant: David Evans
Premier League Kicks Participant of the Year: Georgia Cosiello
Volunteer of the Year: Emily Gilroy Taylor
Premier League 4 Sport Participant of the Year: Zac Lewis
Volunteer of the Year: Nic Page

See a video of the best bits from the awards event in the latest episode of Swans In Focus, which will be available from noon on Friday via our Swans TV YouTube channel.