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Community Development Fund

7th February 2011

Community Development Fund We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from The Football Conference Community development Fund, for our core community programme which works in six main areas.

● Education
To provide an educational programme to develop the individual to the best of their ability.

● Community Relations
Capitalising on the unique esteem in which Woking Football Club has been held locally for many years offering improved social services using the power of football for the benefit of the community.

● Football
To encourage adults and children to enjoy physical activities, allowing them to enjoy coaching sessions whatever their ability, improve motivation, co ordination, health and confidence.

● Health
Improve health and well-being within the community; tackle the rise in obesity and mental health problems by caring for the well-being of children and adults.

● Social Inclusion
Engage disadvantaged children, young people and adults to help them improve their lives through football, by working in partnership with the police and youth organisations we target areas where help is most needed.

● Disability
Make a difference to the lives of children and adults with disabilities by ensuring they get the opportunity to participate in football whatever their level.

This year we will deliver:

● After schools Clubs and Curriculum Time Training to Schools.
● Holiday Clubs  
● Penalty Shootout Competitions. Help Raise funds for schools.
● Healthy Lifestyle Courses
● Community Girls & Boys Football Tournaments
● Tours and Visits to Kingfield.
● Christmas Hospital Visits / Christmas Hampers.
● Host of Junior Citizens Event.  
● Manage and Coach Football for All Team
● Provide an Apprentice opportunity for a young person within the Community Dept
● Football Tournament for Children with Special Needs
● Pan Disability Tournament

The award was formally launched at our FA Trophy game against Salisbury on Feb 5th. Brain Lee Chairman of the Conference made the presentation to our Community Dept.

Chris Ingram, Chairman of Woking FC said “This is a very exciting development that forges together our focus on football and community. I pay personal tribute to all the people who have worked hard to make this happen.”

The Community Club Development Fund is a partnership between the Football Conference, the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association. Both the Premier League and the PFA have committed to contribute £400,000 each to the Fund in this first year. The scheme is open to members of the Football Conference Premier, North and South divisions. Each club can apply for up to £12,000 in this first year.

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