Cardiff City FC Community Foundation was delighted to support the EFL Community Day of Action on Tuesday 20th March, 2018. The official charity of Cardiff City Football Club hosted a unique Bluebirds educational experience for local primary school children.

 

Students studying with Cardiff City FC Community Foundation on the EFL Trust Education & Sport Programme, in partnership with Cardiff and Vale College aimed to inspire education through a unique Bluebirds experience, including an educational workshop, a Futsal coaching session at Cardiff City House of Sport and a Cardiff City Stadium tour.

 

During the 2016/17 academic year, the Foundation’s BTEC Level 3 Programme boasted 98% attainment. Engaging tutors and state of the art facilities are two factors that inspire young people to achieve in education.

 

A number of Foundation students stepped into their tutor’s shoes for the very first time and educated the children of Lansdowne Primary School about what it takes to be a great coach and teacher, utilising the inspirational surroundings only available to students attached to Cardiff City FC Community Foundation.

 

Cardiff City FC Community Foundation BTEC Level 3 Student, Abdulkhalique Yusuf said:

 

“The course is really exclusive, we’re a part of Cardiff and Vale College and represent Cardiff City FC on a weekly basis through competitive Futsal games against other EFL teams. The Community Day of Action will give us a chance to take what we’ve learnt from the classroom and coaching sessions to educate the next generation.

 

“The day is about educating and inspiring the children of Lansdowne Primary School and I’m proud to be able to use the Cardiff City badge to engage with them.”

 

Foundation Director Gavin Hawkey added:

“We’re proud to support the EFL Community Day of Action which highlights our work with local communities. It also provides a platform for our students to demonstrate their passion for coaching and teaching.

"Our education programmes are innovative and thanks to our education partners - Cardiff and Vale College and the EFL Trust – we’re able to offer our students and the pupils of Lansdowne Primary School a Bluebirds Experience that provides educational and social benefits.”

 

EFL Chairman, Ian Lenagan said:

“Football continues to support its communities seven days a week, 365 days a year through our unique network of Club community trusts.

“Bringing all 72 together on one day for the EFL Day of Action highlights the special role the EFL has in society and our collective ability to make a positive and lasting impact to the lives of millions of people.

“It is fantastic to see so many managers and players across England and Wales coming out in support of the excellent work being undertaken by their own Club right in the heart of their own community.

“There are few sporting organisations that can deliver the scale of innovative and ground breaking activity we do via our network of Clubs across so many important areas, including inclusion, charitable causes, community engagement, education or health.”