It’s been a busy summer for everyone involved with Football In The Community as we work towards our name change to City Community Trust.
City Community Trust – Who are we?
Exeter’s leading health & wellbeing charity, working in partnership with Exeter City Football club. You used to know us as Football In The Community but we are changing our name. We wanted to let everyone know ahead of the change in mid September when will be changing our webite & social media accounts to our new name.
Why the name change, we hear you cry?
While football is our beating heart, our work in the community has grown far beyond, with our health, education, wellbeing & physical activity programmes reaching over 45,000 members of our community each year.
We want everyone to know you don’t have to play football to benefit or participate, we are open and accessible to all, young & old, whoever you are, whatever your ability or background.
While our name reflects our continued expansion into helping improve the physical health and emotional wellbeing for all, we will of course continue with what you may already know us best for, our children’s Holiday Courses Afterschool Clubs and Community events.
How can I get involved?
It’s simple: check out our website, Facebook page or Twitter and see what interests you. Here’s some examples of how you might want to join with us and prove #ThisCityCan
City Fit Club – Starting Sept 17 for anyone 30+ who would like to lose weight and become fitter and healthier both physically and mentally.
Men’s Sporting Memories – Starting Sept 17 for men 50+ to listen & share sporting memories with other older sports fans.
Kicks – Funded by the Premier League, Kicks offers free sports & community activities to children aged 8-19 yrs, helping to inspire young people to realise their potential.
Education – Working with Exeter College to deliver BTEC Sport & Foundation Degree opportunities
Running Events – Something for all with complete beginner running groups for individuals or workplaces through to school running events, fun family events and the
Exeter Marathon - Take a look at our Santa Run as we bring the event back to the city centre this Christmas.
Matchday Activities – Match days are always busy with bucket collection opportunities for local charities, half time shoot outs and our Junior Grecian members enjoying the new #jgzone
Schools programmes – We provide a variety of projects for school aged children, many of which are free, either in an education setting as part of their school day or as part of a larger scheme which uses school facilities as a community hub. The nationwide Primary Stars & Move & Learn projects have proved extremely popular with staff & pupils alike.
Ade Edmonson announced as Patron
We are delighted to announce Ade Edmondson as our Patron. Ade, already a keen supporter of Football in the City said " I was astounded by the variety of work the charity undertakes across the county, I expected great kids football sessions but the work they do with disadvantage members of our community is really making a difference"
Ade’s appointment was announced at the recent business launch of the name change from Football In The Community to Exeter City Community Trust. Guests from across the city business community were invited to a VIP preview launch where guest speakers Karime Hassan & Ade Edmondson joined Trustee, Chris Gill, Chairman, Julian Tagg & Head of Community, Jamie Vittles. James Bogue, Senior Development Manager, Active Devon reported " They are a great partner organisation to work with, they get stuck in, are proactive and always get the job done"
Head Of Community, Jamie Vittles commented " We are a delivery charity, with 30+ full time & 70 + part time members of staff out on the ground, spending around 22,000 hours a year out in the community striving to improve the life chances for all”