We are delighted to announce the EUFC Schools programme: a new community initiative that aims to create additional learning opportunities and memorable experiences for local young people, to contribute to the curriculum, using football as a vehicle for raising aspirations and encouraging greater engagement in schools.
Coordinated by experienced education professional and Fleet fan Phil Moss, the programme offers a number of different elements that can be accessed by both primary and secondary schools within our local area. This includes: stadium visits and tours; curriculum-based sessions or projects, for example, in geography, history and art; careers advice and guidance; and citizenship and wellbeing. Additional activities are already in the planning stage.
The establishment of the EUFC Schools programme has been made possible thanks to a £10,000 grant from the National League Trust, which is a partnership between the National League, the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association. The Premier League and the PFA have committed to support the Trust until 2025 and they will each contribute to a donation of £1.2m a year over this period, which allows the Trust to help National League member clubs develop their community programmes.
CEO Damian Irvine said: “We’re thrilled to be launching our EUFC Schools programme and extremely grateful to the National League Trust for supporting this new community initiative. It’s an exciting development for the club to offer an educational partnership to primary and secondary schools, and we’re looking forward to providing some memorable experiences for our local young people in the months and years ahead.”
For more information about the programme, please go to ebbsfleetunited.co.uk/schools