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Established in 2004, Griffin Park Learning Zone is a vibrant hub of learning activity.

Building self-confidence and motivation is one of the Learning Zone’s core objectives – empowering pupils to be creative, work at their own pace and maximise the benefits of the centre. Plus, all our projects complement what pupils are learning in school or college.

More specifically, Griffin Park Learning Zone supports children and young people who need the most help – helping them gain vital skills for the working world.

Whether that be our intervention projects for children struggling in school, our mentoring programme for young people at risk of exclusion or our after-school clubs for young people with special needs.

Each year, Griffin Park Learning Zone engages with more than 3,000 children and young people in the local area.

From the classroom to the press office: how young people are helping Ealing Council with their Covid-19 messaging

With an increase of Coronavirus cases across the capital, Ealing Council drafted in young people from the National Citizen Service programme to help with its Covid-19 messaging to the general public. Brentford player Sergi Canos also joined the youngsters in highlighting the importance of the guidelines through a recorded message. The National Citizen Service (NCS) […]

A taste of park life: The Mayor of Hounslow highlights the importance of green spaces to young people

The Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr Tony Louki, joined young people from Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s National Citizen Service project this week. The Mayor, who is also Secretary of the Friends of Thornbury Park, spoke to young people in Thornbury Park in Isleworth about the importance of green spaces in the borough of Hounslow. The […]

The Trust says goodbye to Griffin Park Learning Zone

As Brentford FC bid goodbye to Griffin Park yesterday with its historic match into the play off final, Griffin Park Learning Zone has become woven into the fabric of the stadium’s activity over the past 16 years. Established in 2004, Griffin Park Learning Zone was created with one simple aim: to create lifelong learners. The […]

Aged 15-17? Join our NCS ‘Keeping Doing Good’ initiative

In partnership with the National Citizens Service (NCS) and the English Football League Trust, we are launching a “Keep Doing Good” initiative in August. Young people aged 15-17 will have the unique opportunity to learn skills, meet new people and gain invaluable volunteering experience.  Young people will be in teams of up to 12 and […]

Brentford FC’s Head Coach Thomas Frank crowns school pupil winner of Trust’s journalism project

Brentford FC’s Head Coach Thomas Frank crowned Tom Mullins of St James Catholic Primary School winner of our journalism competition last week. The year 6 pupil took part in the Trust’s journalism project, which sees local primary school pupils transform themselves into journalists and write a match report from a Brentford game. Run in partnership […]

Take part in our Big Art challenge at home

We are challenging you to take part in our art activity at home. All you need to do is combine everyday household items – with skill and imagination – to create exciting pieces of art. Our first challenge is Batman – can you create this iconic superhero from black bin liners? An idea of what […]

Join our journalism competition and write a match report

Entries are being invited for the annual Brentford FC Community Sports Trust journalism project. Run in partnership with the Fearless Foundation, the project was set up in memory of The Daily Star’s chief football reporter Danny Fullbrook who died of cancer aged just 40 in 2012. It encourages local children to unlock their creative potential […]

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust launches National Citizens Service at Leeds game

Brentford’s fixture against Leeds a couple of weeks ago celebrated Brentford FC Community Sports Trust launching its National Citizen Service (NCS) in west London. The awareness raising campaign, #NCSMatchday, is organised by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust to deliver NCS in west London. The dedicated game saw a handful of teenagers taking part in Griffin […]

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust will highlight National Citizens Service programme at Leeds game

At Brentford’s fixture against Leeds Brentford FC and its Community Sports Trust will celebrate the impact that young people from west London have had on NCS, a youth programme aimed at 16-17-year-olds. The awareness raising campaign, #NCSMatchday, is organised by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust to deliver NCS in west London. On the day, a […]

Job role: NCS Officer

As part of our new National Citizens project with the English Football League Trust, we are looking for a target-driven and motivated individual to join our exciting new NCS programme starting later this year. We are currently recruiting for the following job role NCS Project Officer. The successful candidate will have the drive, determination and […]

Do you want to work in football? Join our traineeship at Griffin Park

We are currently running a free 12-week traineeship programme at Griffin Park Learning Zone – situated within the heart of Griffin Park. Who is it for? We’re looking for young people*, aged 16 to 18, to join our traineeship. How will it help me? At the end of the 12 weeks, you will be in […]

Young people from our NCS project bring Christmas cheer to elderly residents

As Brentford FC celebrated its 1-0 win over Fulham before Christmas, young people from Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s National Citizen Service scheme were also recognised for their intergenerational Christmas cooking project. The match, which was sponsored by United for all Ages, highlighted how intergenerational community projects can help tackle social isolation and loneliness in […]

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust team up with Westside Radio to offer youngsters in Ealing a DJ masterclass

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust teamed up with local radio station Westside Radio to offer a DJ masterclass to young people living in Ealing in October. The partnership saw young people from our intervention projects learn how to operate broadcast equipment; learn how to play songs; basic presenting techniques and learning how to prepare and […]

Volunteer at an oral history project of Brentford FC

Brentford FC and Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has teamed up with educational charity Digital Works to develop an oral history project of Brentford FC. We are looking for 16 volunteers to get involved in this exciting new project that will record and preserve the history of fans, players and staff of Brentford FC. If […]

Thousands of young people will join a national programme through Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

From 2020, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust will engage thousands of young people aged 16 and 17, delivering National Citizen Service (NCS), a four-week programme funded by the Government.  NCS is one of the fastest growing youth programmes engaging 500,000 young people since piloting in 2009. The NCS experience will give young people a clearer […]

Job roles for NCS programme

As part of our new National Citizens project with the English Football League Trust, we are looking for a target-driven and motivated individuals to join our exciting new NCS programme starting next year. We are currently recruiting for the following job roles: NCS Project Officer. NCS Project Coordinator.   The successful candidates will have the […]

Do you want to work in football? Join our traineeship at Griffin Park Learning Zone

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust is currently running a free 12-week traineeship programme at Griffin Park Learning Zone – situated within the heart of Griffin Park. Who is it for? We’re looking for young people*, aged 16 to 18, to join our traineeship. How will it help me? At the end of the 12 weeks, […]

“Young Journalist of the Year” announced at Brentford’s last game of the season

Tanush Gupta (pictured 2nd to left) from Alexandra Primary School was crowned “Young Fearless Journalist of the Year” at Brentford’s last game of the season last Sunday. Tanush took part in Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s journalism project, which encourages local children to unlock their creative potential and develop their writing skills. Run in partnership […]

Pupils follow in Danny Fullbrook’s footsteps for EFL’s Day of Action

As all 72 EFL Clubs came together for a Community Day of Action on Tuesday 19 March, Brentford FC highlighted the legacy of sports journalist Danny Fullbrook through its journalism project with the Club’s Community Sports Trust. More than sixty pupils from Heston Primary School joined Brentford players Yoann Barbet, Moses Odubajo Emiliano Marcondes and […]

Pupils follow in Danny Fullbrook’s footsteps for EFL’s Day of Action

As the EFL prepares for its Community Day of Action on Tuesday 19 March, Brentford FC will highlight the legacy of sports journalist Danny Fullbrook through its journalism project with the Club’s Community Sports Trust. More than sixty pupils from Heston Primary School will join Brentford players Yoann Barbet, Emiliano Marcondes and Tom Field for […]

A derby with a difference: football fans learn sign language at Brentford’s game against QPR

Brentford Head Coach Thomas Frank joined Bees fans in learning sign language at their game against QPR on Saturday. The initiative, run by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, saw a number of Brentford fans learn how to sign their name before the west London derby at Griffin Park. Situated within the forecourt of the Braemar […]

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 […]

Brentford players support local pupils at Griffin Park Learning Zone

Brentford B-Team players Canice Carroll and Ali Coote have taken part in an important community project over the last couple of weeks. Held at Griffin Park Learning Zone, the players have been working alongside pupils who take part in our Focus 40 project. The eight-week project, in partnership with primary schools in Hounslow, enables pupils […]

Do You Want To Work In Football?

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in football? Are you unsure what career path to take? Brentford FC Community Sports Trust is launching a free 12-week traineeship programme at Griffin Park Learning Zone – situated within the heart of Griffin Park. Who is it for? We’re looking for young people*, aged […]

‘Young Journalist of the Year’ is Announced at the QPR Game

Over the last of couple of months more than 750 children have taken part in a journalism project run at Griffin Park Learning Zone. The project, which is run in partnership with the Fearless Foundation, encourages local children to unlock their creative potential and develop their writing skills. The journalism project involves school children – […]

We Secure a Nomination at the London Football Awards

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has secured a nomination for ‘Community Project of the Year’ at the London Football Awards on Thursday 1 March. The nomination is for the Trust’s journalism project, which is run in partnership with the Fearless Foundation. The community project encourages local children to unlock their creative potential and receive expert […]

Join Our Journalism Project at Griffin Park Learning Zone

Come and join our Short Breaks Journalism Project located within the heart of Griffin Park. The project, which is designed for young people with special educational needs or disabilities, helps young people improve their writing and creative skills. More importantly, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet other young people. Participants will take part in […]

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