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Football League News

Football league to be renamed

Football league Movember

Football Vs Homophobia

Ian McKellen supports cause

Save The Children

Cardiff CIty Support ‘Save The Children’

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Chief Editor

Luke Astill-Boardman

Welcome to the first issue of UK Football

Magazine. This publication will be a bi

monthly magazine and is free to read online.

The aim of the magazine is to share with

fans the stories they would not normal see

on Sky Sports or read in other sport


The publication is part of the LJ Creatives Co

and is part of ongoing University work from

two students from UCFB Burnley.

Welcome to the Championship

Two Page spread on the Championships

Four New Managers

Financial Comparision

Rotherham United Accounts

Bolton Wanderers Accounts

Team Sheets

Current Championship Squad List

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pg 26

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Junaid Aurangzeb

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Football League To Be Renamed

The Football League is to be re-named the English

Football League as part of a comprehensive corporate

and competition re-branding.

The new title, which will come into use at the conclusion

of the current season and ahead of the

2016/17 campaign, will be shortened to EFL for

everyday use across the game.

The EFL name will be accompanied by a stunning

new visual identity featuring a dynamic circular

arrangement of 72 balls in three swathes of 24,

representing each of the League’s member clubs

and the respective divisions they play in.

The new logo is just the fourth

in the 127 year history of the

world’s original league football

competition and, for the first

time, each club will be

presented with its own bespoke

version in its individual playing

colours, ahead of the new

season, for it to retain in


The Football League’s Chief

Executive, Shaun Harvey said: "The new EFL name

rightly emphasises the central role our clubs play at

the heart of English professional football.

"In an increasingly challenging global sports market,

it is absolutely essential that sports properties

can project a modern identity that not only

resonates with their regular audience but is also easily

recognisable to a broader audience of potential fans,

viewers and commercial partners.

"We believe the EFL name and brand will give our

competitions an identity that is new and distinct, while

at the same time retaining our unique heritage. As

such, it will be something that all fans can identify with

- whether they be young or old, at home or abroad.

Harvey also confirmed that the League would be retaining

the three existing divisional titles, “The Championship,

League One and League Two divisional titles

have proven popular with fans since their introduction

in 2004 and have since been used by leagues in other

countries and in other sports. It is therefore our intention

to incorporate them into the new EFL brand,” he


The introduction of the EFL name

follows a thorough process

of consultation that included

detailed surveys, interviews

and focus groups with

clubs, stakeholders, commercial

partners and more

than 18,000 football supporters.

Consultees included the

Football Association,

the Premier League, the Professional Footballers

Association, the Football Supporters Federation, the

League’s competition sponsors (Sky Bet, Capital One

and Johnstone’s Paint), its broadcast partners (Sky

Sports, Channel 5 and Pitch International) and the

Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

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Move For Movember

MOVEMBER 2015 will kick off early this year on Saturday 31 October when Mitre and The Football

League will again back the campaign by using a special ‘Mo’ branded Delta Hyperseam Fluo ball in the

thirty six matches that take place that day.

Movember and the Football League are asking all clubs to auction these unique match balls signed by

their respective first team squads at a subsequent home game during the month to raise vital funds for

the men’s health organisation’s cause areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health

and physical inactivity.

Last year, Movember raised over £50,000 through the Football

League community and expects many clubs to once again take up

the challenge of growing a mo or committing to MOVE to raise

awareness and funds for men’s health.

Even though the Movember Foundation will always be all about the

moustache, there is now more than one way to champion men’s

health next month. MOVE is a new initiative encouraging Mo Bros

and Mo Sistas to get physically active and make a commitment to

improve their health while raising funds.

The challenge is to MOVE every day of Movember – 30 MOVEs in 30 days. How you MOVE each day is up

to you. Whether it’s a workout one day, walking 30 minutes to work the next, a game of ping pong or an

epic bike ride, no MOVE is too big or small.

As Mo Bros unite and clean shave on the 1st of the month, they become walking, talking billboards

helping to generate awareness and raise vital funds as they wear Movember’s hairy ribbon, the moustache

for 30 days.

“This Movember, we want Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to think about mind, body and mo by challenging each

other to grow or MOVE for 30 days.” says Sarah Coghlan, UK country director for Movember. “Being active

is one of the best things you can do for your health, so the addition of MOVE makes it even easier to do

something fun that’s good for you and men’s health. Just sign up at”

The Movember Foundation spans the globe across 21 countries. Since inception, a global army of over

5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas have grown or supported the growth of a moustache. To date more than

£400 million has been raised globally and over 1000 men’s health projects have been funded.

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Football vs Homophobia

Hollywood star Sir Ian McKellen recently paid a visit to Macron Stadium to support Bolton Wanderers'

and the Community Trust’s involvement in the Football v Homophobia campaign.

In line with the work of the organisation, youngsters from schools around Bolton took part in an

inter-school football tournament at the club’s Lostock academy training ground last month.

Spending time in the Platinum Suite at Macron Stadium after the conclusion of the competition, the

youngsters participated in a workshop which allowed them to engage with the issue of sexuality and to

learn about how homophobia can hurt and offend people.

A campaign which aims to eradicate homophobia by educating children from a young age, Football v

Homophobia is an international initiative which works across all levels from grassroots to professional

football clubs.

And following the workshop, the pupils were awarded their

medals from the earlier tournament by world-renowned

actor Sir McKellen

who praised the organisation for their efforts.

“What a wonderful initiative

it is,” he said. “Sport is all about getting along with people

– you ultimately cannot be a good team without that.

You cannot succeed unless everyone is doing it together.

“There’s no place for name calling and saying

that we’re all different – we are all different, thank goodness and for the children to be learning that at

their age is absolutely fantastic.”

FvH uses football as a tool to remove prejudice based on gender identity and sexual orientation and to

take a clear stand against LGBT discrimination.

In 2011, Fare and FvH joined forces to work across the different levels of football and help bring about

a positive change.

As part of this partnership, several initiatives, such as conferences, workshops, tournaments, and

more, have been organised to advocate for LGBT rights and ensure that everyone can enjoy, participate

in and practice football.

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Birmingham City Partnership Renewal

The team at HJ Wealth Planning Ltd

are extremely proud and privileged to

continue our partnership with

Birmingham City Football Club as the

Club's official wealth management


2015 marks our fifth consecutive year

working with the Club and the partnership

continues to go from strength to strength.

Ian Dutton, Head of Commercial, Birmingham City FC said of the partnership: "Matt Holden-Jones

(H-J Wealth's Managing Director) offers invaluable financial advice to our supporters, first-team

playing squad and our youth academy.

"The relationship has really developed well over the last few years and it was a very easy decision

for us all to continue with the sponsorship for a further term."

Roger Lloyd, Birmingham City FC Acting CEO added: "The feedback we’ve had from the clients that

Matt continues to advise, is that of a high level of financial advice that has been well founded and

honest. We as a Club are very happy to be associated with a company acting with such professionalism

and integrity."

Our team here at HJ Wealth Planning not only offer face to face advice and service to the clubs

players & coaching staff, but also to directors, employees, ex-player ambassadors, corporate sponsors

and supporters as well. Our support places an emphasis on ‘investing in your future’.

We specialise in all areas of money management and our goal is to build relationships with our

customers that are both long term and beneficial to you. We can provide you with the advice and

services that will help you to secure a healthy financial future.

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Football League Fan Survey

Derby County is pleased to confirm Porterbrook Leasing Company as the new presenting partner of the

North West Corner at the iPro Stadium.

The rail-based company have taken up the sponsor of the North West Corner, which will now be known

as the Porterbrook North West Corner.

The sponsorship agreement also entitles Porterbrook to entertain clients on matchdays and there are

also community aspects of the partnership.

Porterbrook specialises in the leasing of all types of railway rolling stock and associated equipment.

As one of the three major rolling stock leasing companies, Porterbrook has been active in the UK rail

industry since it was privatised in 1994. By providing freight and train operating companies with modern

rolling stock they can be assured of high standards of reliability and performance from their fleets.

Passengers can also benefit from comfortable services and the latest technology.

Since privatisation, the industry's

approach to train operation has

changed dramatically. With many

new operators entering the market, a different perspective to service provision has emerged. Whether

operators are seeking a fleet that

is provided to them service-ready

each day, or whether they prefer

to retain in-house responsibility for

daily maintenance, Porterbrook

offers a range of lease options to

suit the full spectrum of


This support extends to third party

suppliers, and, Porterbrook has

developed strong relationships

with material suppliers to manage

commercial aspects on behalf of

its customers. Similarly, if

engineering modifications are required, Porterbrook is ideally placed to implement improvements.

Derby County’s President & Chief Executive Sam Rush said: “We’re thrilled to announce Porterbrook as

the new presenting partner of the North West Corner.

“We’re really pleased that a local business will be featuring prominently at the iPro Stadium and add

them to our list of club partners.”

Paul Francis, Porterbrook’s Managing Director, said: “Porterbrook is delighted that it is the new presenting

partner of the North West Corner Stand at Derby County.

“The football club is at the heart of the community within which Porterbrook operates and invests and

as a business we look forward to working with our partners at the iPro Stadium on local and community


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Football League Fan Survey

Over the summer the football league asked you to tell them about the way you follow football and your

views on all things Football League. More than 18,000 people took part and here is what you told us.

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County’s New International Partner

Derby County is pleased to reveal Singha Beer as

the club’s Asian Beer Partner.

We’re delighted to announce this new partnership

with Singha Beer." - Lisa Biesty

The partnership agreement will see Singha Beer

available to purchase within the concourses and

hospitality suites at the iPro Stadium.

Singha Beer will enjoy a range of partnership

brand visibility around Derby County, both in

stadium and online.

Founded in 1933, the full-bodied, 100 per cent

barley malt beer is Thailand’s oldest and most

respected lager.

A global partner with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, Singha has built up a reputation

as one of the world’s finest quality lagers, and has a global presence in over 50 countries.

Lisa Biesty, Commercial Director at Derby County, said: “We’re delighted to announce this new partnership with

Singha Beer.

“We continually strive to bring our supporters a wide range of beverage options at the iPro Stadium and we’re

very pleased to add Singha Beer to that list.

“We are thrilled to be associated with such a prestigious and international brand and extend our thanks to

Lagardère Sports for their input in the partnership.”

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Wednesday Get Titans On Board

The Owls are delighted to announce a brand new commercial partnership with, who will

become the club’s official West Stand sponsor for the current campaign. will provide supporters with an exceptional, secure and responsible betting experience,

offering a range of top price, enhanced bets every week, top quality in-play live betting, excellent customer

service and unique sports betting promotions.

As part of the new agreement, will also supply a range of sports betting promotions,

including generous free bet rewards, cashback specials, unique refunds and a wonderful welcome


Russell Yershon, UK Sports Book Manager for, said: “We are delighted to partner with

Sheffield Wednesday, a club with great heritage, tradition and a Premier League fan base.

“We look forward to engaging with and giving Wednesday fans top prices and exclusive football offers.

In addition, we will be offering the chance to win money can’t buy prizes.

“On the pitch, the brand of football under Carlos Carvalhal is exciting and with four wins on the bounce,

we’re ready to enjoy the rest of this season as sponsors of the West Stand at Hillsborough.”

Sheffield Wednesday Chief Operating Officer Paul Bell added: “We are delighted to welcome one of

the most exciting brands from the online gaming sector,, into our Commercial Partners


“This is the first time that have entered into a football club partnership and we are proud

they have chosen Sheffield Wednesday.

“It’s clear that are committed to providing our fans with the very best prices and special

enhanced odds on Wednesday betting markets.” will receive

a comprehensive package

of marketing rights at

Hillsborough, including

comprehensive branding of

the West Stand, TV arc

perimeter boards plus

advertising in the official

matchday programme,

on the giant screen and

around the concourses via

the club’s new stadium

television system.

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Save The Children

Cardiff City Football Club was proud to welcome ‘Save the Children’ to our recent fixture with

Bristol City. A donation of £1 from every ticket sold on the evening was given to the charity.

The Club welcomed twenty Syrian Refugees to Cardiff City Stadium on the evening in support of ‘Save

the Children’, with Club Partners Levy Restaurants and Peter’s Pies kindly supplying food and drink for

our guests.

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Players To Look

Chris Gunter has made over 60

caps for wales, however he has not

featured once in their qualifying

campaign. He is currently playing

full back for reading FC. He is unlikely

to be picked for wales in euro

2016 however if their fullbacks get

injured Chris Gunter will be first

choice to fill in.

This experienced LB/CM has only

played 6 times in Irelands qualifying

campaign. He has not been

playing much football for burnley

this season however he can play

two positions for Ireland and can

be a versatile player. We think he

will be included in the preliminary

squad but unlikely that he will get

past that stage.

Carroll has played 5 games for

Northern Ireland in their qualifying

groups. He has only conceded 4

goals against tough opponents in

their group. He is experienced at 38

years old and we think he will be

included and start in the team just

because of his experience.

Adam Henley is our young star

pick as he made his full debut for

Wales in the friendly match versus

the Netherlands on 13 November

2015. We believe Henley has a lot

of potential and will be included

in Wales euro 2016 team. Don’t

expect many minutes from him as

he will used as a back up to their

already established full backs.

Baird is another guarnentee player

that Ireland will take to the euro’s.

He has played 9 games in the qualifiers

and has been a pivotal player

in their campaign. He is 33 years

old and experienced hard hitting

centre half.

Experienced mid

took part in 8 ga

during their euro

paign. Known fo

tackles and aggr

will be a starter


For At Euro 2016

Norwood has been had a pivotal

part in N.Irelands qualifying

campaign playing ten matches for

them and provided 3 assists. He

is a centre midfielder with good

passing and tackling abilities. No

one thought northern Ireland would

make it through their group let

alone finish top. He will be taken

and starting every game for them

no doubt about it.

Gudmundsson has played in 7 of

Icelands fixtures in their euro campaign.

He has played as a forward

for his country but has failed to

score a single goal and providing

just one assist. Iceland could use

him as a centre attack midfield

player where he plays for Charlton

athletic. We think he will be picked

for Iceland in euro 2016 but will

find himself on the bench.

Currently on loan from Watford

playing for Championship team

reading Vydra offers the Czech

Republic a pacey attacking option.

We don’t think he will be selected

for the first team however will be

used as a impact sub.

Andrea Weimann is a player Austria

must take to the 2016 euro’s in

France. He has played a pivotal

part in both Derby’s and Austria’s

football campaigns. We will be

shocked if he does not get selected.

fielder Tozser has

mes for Hungary

qualifying camr

his hard hitting

ession we think he

for Hungary in the

Murphy has played in 6 of Irelands

qualifying games with just one

assist to his name. He is a strong

attacking midfielder which can

play anywhere on the front line.

He played 65 minutes of the game

against Germany which Ireland

won 1-0. As he has been picked to

play against the top teams in his

qualifying group we believe he will

be picked for euro 2016 but used


Written By Junaid Aurangzeb


In recent weeks there has been a string of managers

being fired or leaving their respected clubs.

This in turn has opened up positions for new

managers to take their turn in battling it out in the

Championship and for some old faces to make a

return and bring back the glory the fans know they

can bring.

So who are these men and what experience will they

bringing along with them?


David Wagner’s footballing career has seen

him spend the majority of his playing

career in Germany for clubs such as

Mainz and FC Schalke. Whilst being

born in Germany and playing

national football for the German

youth teams, Wagners farther

was American and made him

elgible to play for the USA

in which he made 8 international

apperances for them.

Under 21’s at Craven Cottage to making sure the first

team are on the track to success in the


Grants previous managing experience came from 1

unsuccesful season at Norwich City so he will be

looking to improve and show his expertise in



Paul Lambert is a tough Scottish

manager with Premier League


His managing career has seen

him spend 4 years as head

coach of Dortmund II.

He was close with working closely

with one of the worlds current top

managers Jurgen Klopp and this

working relationship

led to rumours Wagner was going to follow

Klopp to Merseyside before his iminant arrival at

The Yorkshire Club just days after the rumours

surfaced. Will he be able to bring some of his

experiences from working with Klopp to the

John Smith’s Stadium and push the blub

into the top half of the table come the

end ofthe season?


Peter Grant is currently caretaker

manager at Fulham promoting

him for his role managing the


Lamberts playing career has seen him play for a

couple of top european teams such as Borissia

Dortmund and an 8 year career at Celtic. Lambert

Was a Scottish international playing all the way

through youth level and making 40 senior

apperances for his country.


Neil Warnock is one of the English Games

most decorated and longest surving managers.

Warnock is more known for his managerial

successes than his playing career but

you cant ignore the fact he had a

playing career for a number of

well known english teams for over 11 years, This

playing career has seen him play 327 at senior level

for clubs such as Chesterfield, Barnsley and Crewe.

Neil Warnock is currently in a Caretaker manager

position at his former club QPR. Warnock started his

managerial career right at the bottom of the

footballing world at Gainsborough Trinity FC but

swiftly moving on to Burton Albion.

Warnocks successes soon started to come once

he got into league football managing Third Divison

team Notts County in which he managed to get

them succesive promotions to reach the First

Divison. This succes made him a target for clubs

such as Chelsea and Sunderland who he ended

up turing them down to stay at County until a poor

season saw them miss out on the newly formed

premier League and ultimately lose his job.

Warnock moved to Huddersfield Town where it took

him just two season to gain them promotion and

get himself into the hearts of Terrier fans for

evermore a thing new manager David Wagner will

also be looking at doing whilst hes in charge.

Neil eventually found himself in charge of his boyhood

club Sheffield United where he had his longest

managerial stint and further great sucess by finally

getting a team into the Premiership .

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Luke Astill-Boardman

Burnley FC in The Community

It was a single email from his doctor’s surgery that kick-started Ian Cardy’s life-changing journey with

Burnley FC in the Community.

The email, sent in April of this year, detailed an innovative, free-of-charge new programme Burnley FC’s official

charity were piloting called Men’s Healthy Weight Management Programme. In search of motivation and

feeling inspired by the varied and dynamic activities on offer, Ian signed up to the 12 week course.

“The programme started with a thorough health check”, Ian, 45, explains. “When the team told me my results;

that my body age was 60 years old, I was dehydrated and my weight was over 17 stone – I was genuinely

shocked. I’d been told before by my doctor that I needed to lose some weight, but the idea I was living in the

body of a 60 year old man, aged only 45 years old in reality, stayed with me and I was determined to make


Ian joined a group of 15 men, varying in age and fitness levels and became a regular at the Monday evening

sessions. With a programme including boxing classes, treasure hunts in Towneley Park, boot camps and gym

workouts – there was plenty for Ian to get his teeth stuck into.

“I really liked how the sessions were different every week. We weren’t simply taken to the gym; we were out

and about, trying different sports and the challenges always kept us on our toes. Throughout, the team were

totally supportive and approachable too. A real highlight for me was when we ran up to the Singing, Ringing

Tree from Turf Moor. It’s something I could never have done before I started the programme.”

And the results of Ian’s commitment to the programme are visible for all to see. “My family, friends and work

colleagues can’t believe the change in me in just a few months”, Ian says. “I’ve dropped three stones now, my

body fat percentage has halved and my body age is now down to 31 years of age! I feel better than I have in

years and the little changes I’ve made to my diet have made all the difference.”

And Ian is quite literally conquering mountains now he’s feeling so fit. In September, Ian joined a group of ten

fundraisers to climb Wales’ highest peak, Snowdon, to raise money for Burnley FC in the Community.

“It was a fantastic experience personally but it was also great to take part in the Snowdon Walker to give

something back to the charity. Burnley FC in the Community works with the most vulnerable people in our

area; from young people to senior citizens and they are so passionate about they do. I’m hoping to take part

in another fundraising event for the charity in the future – I’m looking for next the challenge!”

Burnley FC in the Community would like to congratulate Ian on his incredible achievements and also thank

him for raising almost £700 for Burnley FC in the Community.

School Comes First

Seven Burnley FC in the Community volunteers have just returned from nine days in the Lower Volta

Region of Ghana, carrying out vital building work at a local primary school.

This is the second year the department has run the trip in conjunction with African Adventures, a UKbased

volunteer travelling organisation. Over the course of a week, the team contributed to the construction

of a new classroom block at the 300-student Dedzidi Primary School.

Siobhán McNamara, Partnerships and Events Executive for Burnley FC in the Community, who travelled

with the group to Woe said: “The work we carried out during our time at the Dedzidi Primary School was

demanding but incredibly rewarding.

"As the local builders we worked with have no access to basic tools, we were required to mix the cement

by hand before moulding each individual brick.

"Despite this, we formed around 200 bricks over the course of the week and we then used these to

build three dividing classroom walls. It was brilliant to meet the children who will benefit from the new

build and we were made to feel so welcome by everyone we met. We feel very proud to have worked

with such a special community.”

The group’s work was managed by The Young Shall Grow International (TYSGI), a non-profit organisation

based in Woe that works with numerous local partners to assist the community’s most needy

children and adults.

Each volunteer raised over £2000 to take part in the trip, with a percentage of the funds generated

also contributing to Burnley FC in the Community’s charitable work in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.

The team took 14 suitcases full of football kits donated by Burnley FC fans, as well as pens, books,

toys, clothes and shoes.

The volunteers who travelled to Ghana were; Abbey Merrifield, Chris Wilson, Denise Mclaren, Jane

Priest, Joe Robinson, Lisa Merrifield and Siobhán McNamara.

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Former Wolves Man Launches New Art

Were he still involved in playing football then Jody Craddock would no doubt have been among the legion of Premier League

and Championship players trying to catch up on a bit of rest this international weekend.

Instead however, the popular 40-year-old will be very much on

duty at the launch of his new art collection at the Antidote Art

Gallery in Lutterworth.

The exhibition has been a year or more in the making, and marks

a watershed for the footballer-turned-artist who has hopefully

found an identity to excite both the critics and potential

purchasers alike.

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Brighton Winning On and Off the Pitch

Brighton & Hove Albion were celebrating an award double last night, after the club and Albion in the Community

(AITC) scooped major wins at the 2015 Football Business Awards (FBAs), at Chelsea's Stamford


Albion were the first-ever winners of the Best Football Club to Work For Award, while AITC collected the

Best Football Community Scheme Award for outside the Premier League.

FBA judges were drawn from a panel of

industry experts from across the football

business world; and for the Best Football

Club to Work For Award, staff at all clubs

from across the UK were invited to

nominate their own clubs via written


The Seagulls beat off competition from

Premier League big guns Arsenal,

Chelsea and Manchester City to win the

inaugural award.

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Town Trust Ford

Huddersfield Town’s newest club partner is TrustFord.

TrustFord is the world’s largest dedicated Ford dealer group, operating a network of 65 dealership sites

through the UK and Channel Islands. TrustFord is part of the Ford Retail Group, wholly owned by Ford

Motor Company; operating as an independent dealer group.

The TrustFord Huddersfield dealership site is located on St Andrew’s Road, on the corner with Stadium

Way. The new agreement will see TrustFord work with the Club and its fans to promote new and used

vehicles, as well as their mobility vehicles and vans.

Jack Bramley, TrustFord Huddersfield Sales

Manager, said: “We are really looking forward to

being part of Huddersfield Town. Supporting

the local community is very important to us and

we are excited about the opportunities this

new partnership will bring.”

Vicky Routledge-Hine, Commercial Partnerships

Executive at Huddersfield Town, added: “We

are pleased that TrustFord has decided to

come on board with us as a commercial

partner; they are a largely recognised company

with a great reputation.”


Parachute Payments

At an EGM earlier today, Football League clubs voted to increase the parachute payments made to clubs relegated

to the National League from the beginning of the 2016/17 season.

At an EGM earlier today, Football League clubs voted to increase the parachute payments made to clubs relegated

to the National League from the beginning of the 2016/17 season.

The two clubs relegated from Sky Bet League 2 currently receive 50% of the equivalent Basic Award payment

to League 2 clubs for one season, but from next season onwards will be paid:

- 100% of the equivalent Basic Award payment made to League 2 clubs in the first year following relegation.

- 50% of the equivalent Basic Award payment made to League 2 clubs in the second year following relegation

(unless a club achieves promotion back to The Football League at the first attempt).

The Football League's Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey said: “In recent seasons we’ve seen a number of clubs

suffer severe financial trauma following relegation from The Football League and in some cases fold altogether.

As a result, it became increasingly clear that we needed to review existing arrangements and address our

approach to managing the financial transition for clubs in these circumstances.

"I would like to pay tribute to our clubs for taking this

decision which is testament to their collective solidarity, given that the League's financial distribution formula

means that the bulk of this money will come from funds

that would otherwise be provided to Championship

clubs, who are ultimately the least likely to benefit from


Clubs also voted to amend the existing parachute

payment regulations within The Football League which

will see:

- Clubs relegated from the Sky Bet Championship

receive 11.1% of the Basic Award payment to

Championship clubs for one season.

- Clubs relegated from Sky Bet League 1 receive 12.6% of the Basic Award payment to League 1 clubs for one


This change will ensure that clubs receive an enhanced figure that is proportionate to the wider increase in

financial distributions to clubs emanating from the League’s new broadcasting agreement. For illustrative purposes,

this would have equated to £230,000 and £85,000 respectively for the current season (whereas relegated

clubs actually received £120,000 and £50,000 respectively under the previous regulations).

Clubs have also introduced a new regulation requiring them to ensure that their ground and playing squad are

available for a period of 4 days following the end of the regular league season to play or complete any previously

postponed or abandoned matches. Additionally, existing regulations relating to clubs that default on transfer

payments to their fellow clubs were strengthened.

Taken from:

Save The Children

University Campus Milton Keynes will

continue to support talented youngsters

in the region by extending its

partnership with MK Dons Football


The partnership will see UCMK

support the club and, in particular,

continue to sponsor seven MK Dons

Academy teams, ranging from the

Under-9s to Under-15s.

Dr Gordon Mellor, Campus Director at

UCMK, said: “We are committed to not only provide high quality educational facilities in Milton Keynes but

raise the profile of the importance of this type of education within the local area.

“Partnering with MK Dons has given us a great opportunity to build that awareness locally but also support

some talented individuals coming through the youth ranks at the club.

“We are delighted to continue the partnership.”

The partnership, which runs until at least the end of this season, includes corporate sponsorship which will see

the University brand across various MK Dons digital and print platforms, as well as big screen adverts at stadiummk.

University Campus Milton Keynes has been a club partner since the 2013/14 season making this its third season

as a partner and supporter of the MK Dons Academy.

The Dons’ youth teams are overseen by Director of Youth Mike Dove, who said of the link between the club and

UCMK: “It is fantastic to see the University of Bedfordshire getting behind the Academy and showing support to

local boys aiming to achieve their dream.

“This partnership also highlights to our young players how important education is and points to an alternative

future if they do not make it in the professional game.’’

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Championship Team Sheets S

Birmingham City Blackburn Rovers Bolton Wanderers Brentford Brighton & Hove

Bristol City


1 Adam Legzdins

27 Connal Trueman

29 Tomasz Kuszczak


2 Neal Eardley

3 Jonathan Grounds

4 Paul Robinson

23 Jonathan Spector

25 Shane Lowry

28 Micheal Morrison

31 Paul Caddis


6 Maikel Kieftenbeld

7 Demarai Gray

8 Stephen Gleeson

11 David Cotterill

17 Viv Solomon-Otobar

18 Reece Brown

19 Jacques Maghoma

20 Jon Toral

22 Andrew Shinnie

24 Koby Arthur

26 David Davis


9 Clayton Donaldson

44 Nicolai Brock-Madsen


Gary Rowett


13 SImon Eastwood

30 Jason Steele

33 Daivd Raya


2 Adam Henley

3 Tommy Spurr

4 Matt Kilgallon

5 Grant Hanley

14 Markus Olsson

15 Doneil Henry

22 Shane Duffy

24 Ryan Nyambe

26 Darragh Lenihan


6 Jason Lowe

10 Ben Marshall

17 Lee Williamson

18 John O’Sullivan

19 Chris Taylor

20 Sacha Petshi

21 Hope Akpan

23 Danny Guthrie

27 Willem Tomlinson

28 Connor Mahoney

29 Cory Evans

32 Craig Conway


7 Nathan Delfouneso

8 Fode Koita

9 Chris Brown

11 Jordan Rhodes

16 Tom Lawrence


Paul Lambert


1 Ben Amos

13 Paul Rachubka

34 Ross Fitzsimons

49 Harry Campbell


2 Prince Gouano

3 Dean Moxey

4 Dorian Dervite

15 Derik Osede

20 Jose Manuel

24 Franesco Pisano

31 David Wheater

37 Quade Taylor

45 Robert Holding

48 Niall Maher


6 Josh Vela

7 Liam Feeney

8 Jay Spearing

16 Mark Davies

17 Liam Trotter

18 Neil Danns

21 Darren Pratley

25 Lawrie Wilson

27 Filip Twardzik

38 Jordan Lussey

42 Tom Walker


10 Zach Clough

12 Max Clayton

14 Gary Madine

19 Emile Heskey

23 Stephen Dobbie

30 Kaiyne Woolery

32 Tom Eaves


Neil Lennon


16 Jack Bonham

27 David Sutton

31 Mark Smith


2 Maxime Colin

3 Jake Bidwell

5 Andreas Bjelland

6 Harlee Dean

22 Jacl O’Connell

26 James Tarkowski

28 Nico Yennaris

29 Yoann Barbet


4 Lewis Macleod

7 Sam Saunders

10 Josh McEachran

12 Alan McCormack

14 Marcos Tebar

15 Ryan Woods

17 Konstantin Kerschbaumer

18 Alan Judge

19 John Swift

20 Toumani Diagouraga

23 Jota

24 Akaki Gogia

30 Ryan Williams

35 Jermaine Udumaga

47 Sergi Canos


8 Marco Djuricin

9 Scott Hogan

11 Philipp Hofmann

21 Lasse Vibe

37 Courtney Senior


Lee Carsley


1 Niki Maenpaa

13 David Stockdale

16 Casper Ankergren


2 Bruno Saltor

3 Gordon Greer

4 Uwe Hunemeier

5 Lewis Dunk

12 Gaetan Bong

14 Inigo Calderon

17 Connor Goldson

23 Liam Rosenior

28 Adam Chicksen


6 Dale Stephens

7 Beram Kayal

8 Andrew Crofts

18 Jake Forster-Caskey

22 Danny Holla

24 Rohan Ince

30 Kazenga LuaLua


9 Sam Baldock

10 Tomer Hemed

15 Jamie Murphy

19 Elvis Manu

20 Solly March

25 Bobby Zamora


Chris Hughton


1 Frank Fielding

24 Max O’Leary


2 Mark Little

3 Derrick Williams

4 Aden Flint

5 Luke Alying

16 Liam Moore

17 Nathan Baker

23 Joe Byran


7 Korey Smith

11 Scott Wagstaff

13 Elliott Bennett

14 Bobby Reid

21 Marlon Pack


8 Callum Robinson

9 Simon Cox

10 Kieran Agard

15 Luke Freeman

18 Aaron Wilbraham

20 Wes Burns

22 Jonathan Kodjia


Steve Cotterill

Burnley Cardiff City Charlton Athletic Derby County Fulham Huddersfield


1 Tom Heaton

22 Matt Gilks


2 Matthew Lowton

4 Michael Duff

5 Michael Keane

6 Ben Mee

23 Stephen Ward

27 Tendayi Darikwa

28 Kevin Long

34 Tom Anderson


8 Dean Marney

11 Michael Knightly

13 Joey Barton

14 David Jones

15 Matthew Taylor

20 Fredrik Ulvestad

21 George Boyd

33 Steven Hewitt

37 Scott Arfield


7 Andre Gray

9 Sam Vokes

18 Rowan Hennings

19 Lukas Jutkiewicz

24 Chris Long

30 Ashley Barnes

44 Jason Gilchrist


1 David Marshall

21 Simon Moore


2 Lee Peltier

3 Fabio Da Silva

4 Sean Morrison

5 Bruno Ecuele Manga

16 Matthew Connolly

28 Scott Malone

29 Semi Ajayi


7 Peter Whittingham

8 Joe Ralls

11 Craig Noone

12 Declan John

13 Anthony Pilkington

15 Kagisho Dikgacoi

17 Aron Gunnarsson

20 Gabriel Tamas

22 Stuart O’Keefe

23 Matthew Kennedy

38 Sammy Ameobi


9 Kenwyne Jones

10 Joe Mason

14 Federico Macheda

39 Idriss Saadi


1 Stephen Henderson

27 Dimitar Mitov

30 Nick Pope


5 Patrick Bauer

6 Naby Sarr

17 Tareiq Holmes-Dennies

19 Zakarya Bergdich

20 Chris Solly

21 Morgan Fox

26 Harry Lennon


3 Ahmed Kashi

4 Johnnie Jackson

7 Johann Berg Gudmundsson

8 Jordan Cousins

9 Simon Makienok

10 Cristian Ceballos

12 Alou Diarra


9 Simon Makienok

14 Igor Vetokele

16 Reza Ghoochannejhad

18 Karian Ahearne-Grant

32 Tony Watt


1 Lee Grant

17 Scott Carson

21 Kelle Roos

35 Jonathan Mitchell


2 Cyrus Christie

5 Jake Buxton

6 Richard Keogh

12 Chris Baird

14 Jason Shackell

16 Alex Pearce

30 Isak Ssewankambe

31 Max Loew

Ryan SHotton

37 Stephen Warnock


3 Craig Forsyth

4 Craig Bryson

7 Simon Dawkins

8 Jeff Hendrick

15 Bradley Johnson

18 Jacob Butterfield

19 Will Hughes

23 Tom Ince

26 Jamie Hanson

27 Ivan Calero

34 George Thorne


9 Chris Martin

10 Darren Bent

11 Johnny Russell

24 Andreas Weimann


1 Marcus Bettinelli

12 Joe Lewis

24 Andrew Longeran


2 Jazz Richards

3 Luke Garbutt

4 Shaun Hutchinson

5 Richard Stearman

6 Nikolay Bodurov

7 Ryan Fredericks

13 Tim Ream

15 Kay Voser

26 Jack Grimmer

33 Dan Burn

38 Cameron Burgess

40 James Husband


8 Scott Parker

10 Tom Cairney

11 Alexander Kacniklic

14 Sakari Mattila

17 George Williams

18 Ben Pringle

19 Ryan Tunnicliffe

21 Lasse Vigen Christensen

23 Jamie O’Hara

28 Emerson Hyndman

32 Sean Kavanagh


9 Matt Smith

16 Cauley Woodrow

25 Moussa Dembele

44 Ross McCormack


1 Jed Steer

13 Joe Murphy

26 Llyod Allinson


2 Tommy Smith

3 Jason Davidson

5 Mark Hudson

14 Martin Cranie

15 Murray Wallace

25 Ben Chilwell

33 Joel Lynch

35 Jacob Hanson


4 Dean Whitehead

6 Jonathan Hogg

7 Sean Scannell

8 Jamie Paterson

10 Mustapha Carayol

16 Emyr Huws

19 Duane Holmes

22 Kyle Dempsey

29 Phillip Billing

32 Sondre Tronstad


11 Ishmael Miller

17 Harry Bunn

18 Joe Lolley

21 Nahki Wells

36 Florent Bojaj


Sean Dyche


Russell Slade


Karel Fraeye


Paul Clement


Peter Grant


David Wagner

eptember - December 2015


1 Allan McGregor

16 Eldin Jakupovic


2 Moses Odubajo

4 Alex Bruce

5 Ryan Taylor

6 Curtis Davies

12 Harry Maguire

20 Issac Hayden

21 Michael Dawson

26 Adnrew Robertson

31 Brian Leniham


7 David Meyler

8 Tom Huddlestone

10 Robert Snodgrass

11 Sam Clucas

14 Jake Livermore

15 Shaun Maloney

17 Mohammed Diame

24 Sone Alkuo

27 Ahmed Elmohamady

33 Matty Dixon


9 Abel Hernandez

19 Chuba Akpom

25 Adam Diomande

32 Greg Luer

34 Calaum Jahraldo-Martin


Steve Bruce

Hull City


1 Dean Gerken

33 Bartosz Bialkowski


3 Jonas Knudsen

4 Luke Chambers

5 Tommy Smith

6 Christopher Berra

21 Piotr Malarczyk

29 Josh Emmanuel

30 Myles Kenlock


2 Jonathan Parr

7 Ainsley Maitland-Niles

8 Cole Skuse

14 Ryan Fraser

14 Tommy Oar

16 Giles Coke

17 Kevin Bru

18 Jay Tabb

19 Luke Hyam

22 Jonathan Douglas

23 Alex Henshall

26 Adam McDonnell

27 Teddy Bishop


9 Daryl Murphy

10 David McGoldrick

11 Brett Pitman

12 James Alabi

20 Freddies Sears

24 Dyaln Connolly

39 Larsen Toure


Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town Leeds United Middlesbrough


1 Marco Silvestri

22 Ross Turnbull

30 Charlie Horton

45 Bailey Peacock-Farrell


2 Sam Byram

3 Souleman Bamba

4 Scott Wootton

5 Giuseppe Bellusci

6 Liam Cooper

21 Charlie Taylor

28 Gaetano Berardi

31 Lewis Coyle


8 Luke Murphy

10 Alex Mowatt

14 Tommaso Bianchi

15 Stuart Dallas

23 Lewis Cook

24 Tom Adeyemi

25 Will Buckley

26 Liam Bridcutt

27 Kalvin Phillips

29 Casper Sloth


7 Mirco Antenucci

9 Chris Wood

11 Souleymane Doukara

19 Lee Erwin

20 Jordan Botaka


Steve Evans


1 Dimitrios Konstantopoulos

13 Tomás Mejías

25 Michael Agazzi


2 Damià Abella

3 George Friend

4 Daniel Ayala

5 Fernando Amorebieta

6 Ben Gibson

14 Rhys Williams

15 Alex Baptiste

16 Jack Stephens

22 Dael Fry

26 Tomáš Kalas

39 Jonathan Woodgate


7 Grant Leadbitter

8 Adam Clayton

10 Carlos de Pena

19 Stewart Downing

24 Emilio Nsue

27 Albert Adomah

31 Diego Fabbrini

34 Adam Forshaw

36 Bruno Zuculini


9 Kike

18 Christian Stuani

35 David Nugent


Aitor Karanka


1 David Martin

22 Cody Cropper

29 Charlie Burns


2 Lee Hodson

3 Dean Lewington

4 Matthew Upson

5 Kyle McFadzean

6 Antony Kay

12 Jordan Spence

16 Joe Walsh

24 Ben Tilney

25 Harry Hickford


7 Carl Baker

8 Darren Potter

10 Ben Reeves

14 Samir Carruthers

15 Mark Randall

17 Daniel Powell

18 Sergio Aguza

21 Dale Jennings

23 Cristian Benavente

39 Diego Poyet


9 Dean Bowditch

11 Simon Church

13 Sam Gallagher

19 Tom Hitchcock

28 Nicky Maynard

31 Josh Murphy

38 Rob Hall


Karl Robinson

MK Dons


1 Dorus de Vries

26 Dimitar Evtimov


2 Eric Lichaj

4 Michael Mancienne

5 Matt Mills

6 Kelvin Wilson

13 Danny Fox

25 Jack Hobbs

31 Daniel Pinillos

36 Roger Riera


8 Chris Cohen

10 Henri Lansbury

11 Andy Reid

14 Kyle Ebecilio

18 Liam Trotter

20 Jonny Williams

24 David Vaughan

27 Chris Burke

32 Robert Tesche

35 Oliver Burke

37 Jorge Grant

38 Ben Osborn


7 Matty Fryatt

9 Britt Assombalonga

15 Ryan Mendes

17 Nélson Oliveira

19 Jamie Ward

23 Dexter Blackstock

29 Chris O’Grady

34 Tyler Walker


Dougie Freedman

Notts Forest

Preston NE QPR Reading Rotherham Sheff Wednesday Wolves


1 Jordan Pickford

43 Chris Kirkland


2 Marnick Vermijl

3 Greg Cunningham

5 Tom Clarke

6 Bailey Wright

15 Calum Woods

20 Ben Davies

23 Paul Huntington

30 Clive Smith


7 Chris Humphrey

8 Neil Kilkenny

11 Daniel Johnson

16 Alan Browne

19 John Welsh

22 Josh Brownhill

32 Adam Reach


9 Will Keane

10 Jermaine Beckford

12 Paul Gallagher

13 Eoin Doyle

14 Joe Garner

24 Stevie May

25 Jordan Hugill


Simon Grayson


1 Robert Green

13 Joe Lumley

25 Alex Smithies


4 Grant Hall

5 Nedum Onuoha

6 Clint Hill

15 Paul Konchesky

22 Yun Suk-young

24 James Perch

26 Gabriele Angella


3 Armand Traoré

7 Matt Phillips

8 Tjaronn Chery

10 Leroy Fer

16 Michael Doughty

17 Oscar Gobern

18 Alejandro Faurlín

20 Karl Henry

21 Massimo Luongo

23 Junior Hoilett

28 Dániel Tőzsér

30 Sandro

32 Samba Diakité

34 Michael Petrasso

37 Frankie Sutherland

41 Brandon Comley


9 Charlie Austin

12 Jamie Mackie

14 Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

33 Sebastian Polter

36 Tyler Blackwood


Neil Warnock (carertaker)


1 Jonathan Bond

26 Ali Al-Habsi


2 Chris Gunter

3 Andrew Taylor

5 Paul McShane

8 Michael Hector

11 Jordan Obita

15 Anton Ferdinand

35 Jake Cooper


6 Oliver Norwood

7 Matěj Vydra

9 Hal Robson-Kanu

12 Garath McCleary

16 Paolo Hurtado

17 Lucas Piazon

18 Aaron Tshibola

19 Álex Fernández

20 Ola John

21 Stephen Quinn

23 Danny Williams


10 Orlando Sá

22 Nick Blackman


Steve Clarke


1 Lee Camp

21 Adam Collin


2 Lewis Buxton

3 Joe Mattock

4 Danny Collins

5 Kirk Broadfoot

6 Richard Wood

12 Stephen Kelly

15 Greg Halford

16 Frazer Richardson

20 Farrend Rawson

22 Joe Newell

23 Tom Thorpe

30 Harry Toffolo


8 Lee Frecklington

9 Danny Ward

11 Paul Green

14 Aidy White

17 Grant Ward

24 Tony Andreu

25 Luke Hyam

26 Brandon Barker

33 Richard Smallwood


7 Chris Maguire

10 Emmanuel Ledesma

18 Jordan Bowery

19 Jonson Clarke-Harris

27 Matt Derbyshire

50 Leon Best


Neil Redfearn


1 Keiren Westwood

28 Joe Wildsmith

34 Lewis Price


2 Liam Palmer

3 Michael Turner

5 Glenn Loovens

15 Tom Lees

16 Rhoys Wiggins

22 Darryl Lachman

23 Vincent Sasso

26 Claude Dielna

32 Jack Hunt

36 Daniel Pudil


4 Sam Hutchinson

6 José Semedo

8 Filipe Melo

10 Lewis McGugan

17 Jérémy Hélan

20 Kieran Lee

21 Álex López

24 Modou Sougou

33 Ross Wallace

41 Barry Bannan


7 Marco Matias

9 Atdhe Nuhiu

11 Sergiu Bus

14 Gary Hooper

18 Lucas João

45 Fernando Forestieri


Carlos Carvalhal


1 Carl Ikeme

13 Aaron McCarey

26 Emiliano Martínez

31 Jonathan Flatt


2 Matt Doherty

3 Scott Golbourne

6 Danny Batth

18 Dominic Iorfa

23 Ethan Ebanks-Landell

28 Sylvain Deslandes

30 Kortney Hause


4 David Edwards

7 James Henry

11 Kevin McDonald

12 Jed Wallace

16 Conor Coady

19 Jack Price

20 Sheyi Ojo

24 Jordan Graham

25 Nathan Byrne

37 Eusébio Bancessi

43 Connor Ronan


9 Nouha Dicko

10 Benik Afobe

27 Grant Holt

29 Adam Le Fondre

48 Bright Enobakhare


Kenny Jackett

Qpr To Embrace Social Media

Club confirm official partnership with Academia ...

QPR have reached agreement with Academia to become the

club’s first official social media partner.

The relationship will provide Academia – who are experts in

the supply of software, hardware, managed services and

training solutions to Education, Government, Not-for-Profit,

Business, Pro-Media and Employee Benefits markets – with a

prominent social media presence across QPR's platforms.

The partnership, which will begin with immediate effect, will

see QPR trial the latest technology for behind-the-scenes

content, with Academia also providing product placement for

commercial and educational usage for the club and QPR in

the Community Trust.

Ian Taylor, QPR’s Head of Media & Communications, told “We are delighted Academia have agreed to

come on board as our first official social media partners.

“We pride ourselves on being a forward-thinking and innovative media department and Academia share similar values in their line of business.

“I’m sure we can bounce ideas off each other over the coming weeks and months and utilise the latest technology to provide Academia with

case studies that will in turn benefit us both.”

Academia Director, Mark McCormack, who is also a lifelong QPR fan, added: “As a fast growing Technology Group we’re constantly looking at

innovative technology and developing solutions, particularly flexible mobile platforms which meet the needs of SME and Educational institutions.

“Our core values are very much in line with QPR’s vision for the future and we are therefore looking forward to this partnership and introducing

exciting technology to the club.”

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Fulhams Traing Ground Proposal

Excerpts from the planning application for the

proposed improvements to the Motspur Park

facility include:

1. One floodlit outdoor Artificial Surface (FIFA

recommended 2 Star rating under the FIFA

Quality Concept for Football Turf) pitch measuring

105m by 68m;

2. One indoor Artificial Surface pitch measuring

a minimum of 77m by 56m. In order to provide

game realistic training a minimum indoor clearance

height of 11m is proposed;

3. Permanent floodlighting Arena pitch and

a covered spectator area to accommodate an

additional 250 spectators to ensure a minimum

covered capacity of 500 people;

4. An overflow car park for 61 spaces and separate

highways access to create separate ingress

and egress for use in the evenings.

Taken From

Charlton Educate About Health

Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) have been teaching children in Bexley and Bromley how to live healthier lifestyles

Jake Martens reports

Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) have been teaching children in Bexley and Bromley how to live healthier lifestyles thanks to a

second Healthy Heart Grant from national heart charity Heart Research UK and sandwich brand SUBWAY® stores.

To celebrate the halfway point of the project, a pre-match presentation took place before the Saturday’s Championship home game against Sheffield

Wednesday at The Valley, with some of the youngsters involved in the project attending the game.

CACT received a grant of £10,000 to run the six-week programme called “My Goal is a Healthy Heart” in 30 primary schools across Bexley

and Bromley, teaching youngsters about healthy eating and exercise. It followed a successful project last year in 34 schools in Greenwich that

engaged over 4,000 children.

This year’s project, supported by the Addicks’ players, has included visits to schools to give 30-minute workshops to teach children about

healthy lifestyle choices, and is followed by half an hour of activities, which could include football, basketball, cricket or other sports.

The courses cover the benefits of exercise, healthy eating, the circulatory system, alcohol, drugs and smoking awareness. Parents from each of

the schools are also given the chance of health checks, health advice and referral to other services.

The project has already visited 15 schools and reached 1,350 children through the six-week programme and is aiming to reach 11,250 people -

2,700 children through the classroom programme, 8,100 families through homework tasks and 450 adult health checks.

Elements of the programme were also delivered through workshops to 700 children during summer holiday camps, and to parents and children

through summer housing estate projects where they engaged with children and adults.

Head of Football and Sports Development at CACT, Sean Daly, said they were very pleased to have received the further grant, which has given

Charlton Athletic Community Trust the chance to engage with local schools in different forms of activities other than sport.

“We’re delighted with the work we’ve done so far with this project in engaging children and their parents in healthy lifestyle awareness as well as

increasing physical activities for children,” he said.

“We received funding for this project last year, and are very grateful to receive a further year of funding from Heart Research UK and SUB-

WAY® stores.”

Heart Research UK Lifestyle Manager Barbara Dinsdale said that working with the football club is an ideal way of reaching out to the schools

and the wider local community.

She said: “Football clubs like Charlton Athletic are the perfect ambassadors to deliver healthy heart messages to young people to encourage

them to adopt good lifestyle habits themselves, and share them with their families and friends. We’re impressed with what they have achieved

so far through this project.”

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