Arbroath FC Community Trust
(Pictured – Arbroath Chairman Mike Caird, Charity Chairperson Shelley Hague and Scottish FA Regional Manager Kevin Lee)
New Arbroath FC Community Charity to support the local community
Arbroath FC Community Trust is proud to announce that we have obtained our registration as a charity in Scotland.
This new trust has been set up to provide a strategic hub that supports activities to help local people develop and thrive.
Charity Chairperson, Shelley Hague said that “This is an incredibly exciting time for Arbroath and the work that can now be delivered under the banner of Arbroath FC Community Trust.
The trustees will continue the hard work to look for and develop new opportunities to benefit local people. This new organisation will make a difference for local people and Angus as a whole”.
The football team already provide support to a number of diverse groups. Among many other efforts they participate in the SPFL Trust 4-4-2 Reading Challenge, where children are encouraged to read and are provided free tickets to matches. With sponsorship of their Young Lichties Club the club has provided free memberships to include children who would not otherwise be able to attend matches.
The Football Memories in association with Alzheimer Scotland have meetings at the club, where former players and others help participants to reminisce about old games and other fond football memories. The new charity will continue this great work and will be targeting further projects that improve health, education, fitness and general wellbeing while promoting community spirit and inclusion of all.
Arbroath FC Chairman Mike Caird said “The formation of the Arbroath FC Community Trust has been a long term vision of the club Directors to help us continue to enhance the close relationship we have with all of our supporters and enable us to continue to provide the vital projects we do at the club and for the wider community”
Scottish FA Regional Manager, Kevin Lee said, “We have been extremely proud to support this project over the last 18 months and are really excited by this latest milestone.
We believe Arbroath FC CT will provide great benefits to the community of Arbroath not just from a social perspective but from a football development perspective too. Working in collaboration with the wider Arbroath football family, one of the key aims is to enhance participation pathways and promote lifelong participation of our beautiful game”.
In the coming months the trustees will continue the development work and will be talking with the folk of Arbroath to ensure we focus these efforts and develop programs to support local goals.
For more information contact Arbroathfcct@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @ArbroathFCTrust