Ten Swans named ambassadors for Community Trust projects
26th August 2015
Swansea City has announced its Community Trust projects will be headed up by new player ambassadors this coming season.
Ten first-team players will each represent ten projects currently coordinated by the Community Trust and will help support events they run throughout the year.
Swans Community Trust currently runs ten projects across the Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot areas with programmes aimed at helping young people find work and training, educating families to stay fit and healthy and getting more young people engaged and involved with sport.
Head of Community, Linden Jones, said: "To have player involvement in these projects will mean so much to the participants and the staff who run them."
The Player Ambassadors backing the projects this season are:
• Sign Up To Success - Neil Taylor
Providing intensive and tailored support to young people who appear to be most difficult to move into work, Sign Up To Success aim to engage with 16-25-year-olds to offer them accredited training, work placements and a career pathway into further learning or employment throughout a 10-16 week programme.
• Premier League 4 Sport - Ashley Williams
Funded through the Premier League Charitable Fund, PL4 Sport aims to encourage more people to get active and targets four specific sports; hockey, tennis, table tennis and basketball and offers free regular sessions across Swansea, Neath Porth Talbot and South West Wales.
• Premier League Kicks - Angel Rangel
A project between the Premier League and the Metropolitan Police, PL Kicks aims to use football to bring communities together and engage with young people who had previously proven difficult to reach and guide them towards a range of healthy and constructive activities.
• Healthy Together - Matt Grimes
A family healthy lifestyle programme based in Swansea, Healthy Together engages with families and provides an integrated approach to improving physical activity and nutritional levels in the form of fun, active sessions over a course of 10 week programmes.
• SwansAid - Kyle Bartley
The Swans' own grant giving pot, SwansAid distributes funds twice a season in the form of one large grant of £10,000 and six smaller grants of up to £2,000, as well as sets of kits to organisations that support children, young people or disabled people and encourages them to live active lives.
• Girls Football - Nathan Dyer
Girls Football is a new project delivered for girls aged between 5-11 years old in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas that aims to help build their confidence as well as their physical literacy by encouraging them to participate in physical activity.
• Premier League Schools Project - Wayne Routledge
Delivering a first class, engaging and innovative service that tackles the health, education and inclusion agendas for all members of society, PL Schools aims to offer support, guidance and structured sessions to primary aged children in order to encourage more children to be active and healthy along with helping them develop learning and social skills through a variety of programmes.
• Hearty Lives - Leon Britton
Hearty Lives aims to reduce the risk of cardio vascular disease in Neath Port Talbot through initiatives such as Walking Football and the Swans Health Challenge.
• Ziggies - Jack Cork
Ziggies is an award-winning innovative programme aimed at giving parents the confidence to support their child's love of stories and physical literacy. Aimed at foundation phase children, Ziggies is an after school club led by parent volunteers who are trained and supported by regional project co-ordinators.
• Premier League Enterprise - Jonjo Shelvey
An exciting programme that aims to give young people a head start in the world of business by looking at how a football club runs behind the scenes.
For more information about any of the projects, please contact us on 01792 556520 or email us at email@example.com
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