Brentford’s fixture against Bolton earmarked as a Christmas Community Match
Brentford’s fixture against Bolton on Saturday has been earmarked as a Christmas Community Match. The game, which will see more than 600 tickets given to 11 community projects, is part of the championship’s club ongoing commitment to community initiatives. In partnership with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, participants from the Trust’s health, education and disability projects will enjoy Brentford’s game against the Trotters at Griffin Park.
Girls from our grassroots coaching programme and children from our disability sport projects are just some of the participants who will benefit from the community-themed match.
And former Brentford player Allan Cockram will return to Griffin Park with young people from his Brentford Penguins programme, which provides weekly football sessions for children with Downs Syndrome.
All participants will also have the exciting opportunity to meet B-Team players at S.t Pauls Park before the game.
B-Team Assistant Coach, Allan Steele, said:
“Events like Saturday show how important the Community and the Community Sports Trust are to us. The Trust plays a very positive role with what they do, not only what they do in the public eye, but behind the scenes and on matchday.
“The players really enjoy their time working with in the community and hopefully this is a relationship which will only grow”
The match is part of a number of community initiatives Brentford FC have been involved with over the Christmas period. On Monday, members of the B Team squad and staff visited the Starlight Children`s ward at West Middlesex University Hospital to hand out Christmas presents purchased on behalf of the players. A couple of weeks ago some of the First Team Squad visited FoodBox, a Hounslow based charity which provides food and support to those in need of help in the borough, to witness the sterling work of the volunteers.
Lee Doyle, Chief Executive of Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, said:
“It is tremendous that so many of our community projects will benefit from Bolton’s Christmas Community match; both Brentford FC and the Community Sports Trust are committed to making football accessible and enjoyable for all.”
Established more than 30 years ago, the Trust uses the power of sport to inspire and empower people from all walks of life. With Brentford FC being crowned ‘Community Club of the Year’ four times, the Trust has long been regarded as one of the most innovative Sports Trusts in the country – delivering life-changing work to communities across west London.