Cardiff City FC Community Foundation

Community Foundation Round-Up | Using the Power of Football for Youth Work Week

Celebrating #YouthWorkWeeK24

Last week, Cardiff City FC Community Foundation celebrated the important work they do with children and young people across their outreach projects, to champion hope, passion, and a sense of belonging in our communities.

Throughout the week, they shared success stories, held a Q&A session with participants, hosted a Secondary School Girls futsal tournament, and revealed impressive statistics from their Kicks sites over the past eight months. This was a fantastic opportunity to highlight the beneficiaries and demonstrate the lasting impact of their programmes on confidence, life skills, and community spirit.

For Zack, Youth Work means creating lasting connections, togetherness and belonging. Despite mobility and developmental challenges, including recent spinal surgery, Zack never misses their Inclusive Kicks sessions in Merthyr. Read his story here.

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Cardiff City FC Community Foundation & Compass Cymru launch youth outreach pathway

The Community Foundation announced a new partnership with Compass Cymru aimed at enriching the lives of young people through a series of engaging and educational experiences.

They kicked off the partnership with a Premier League Kicks Experience at Cardiff City Stadium, focussing on budgeting and cooking simple, sustainable meals that young people can recreate at home. Participants also got involved in the kitchen for a live cook-along session, followed by a shared meal to enjoy their creations.

With the support of the Premier League Charitable Fund, they plan to organise educational trips focused on social action and sustainability, along with training sessions to equip young people with essential skills for the hospitality industry and beyond.

Andrew Draper, Regional Executive Chef of Wales at Compass Cymru, said: “As I started my journey in catering with Compass at a young age of 16, I have always been a keen supporter of any initiative designed to encourage young people to become more engaged with food. I believe this partnership can only have a hugely positive impact, to build their confidence, make them feel more independent and mature.”

This initiative is just the beginning. The Community Foundation want to help young people develop game changing life skills that will set them up for success. 

Find out more here.

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free football tournament for Refugee & Asylum Seekers settled in Cardiff

On Thursday 20th June, the Community Foundation teamed up with the Welsh Refugee Council during #WorldRefugeeWeek to support communities from around the world that have settled in Cardiff with a free football tournament.

A big thank you to all the teams that participated, including South Wales Police, Oasis, Cardiff Student Action for Refugees, The Ukrainian Sunflowers, RASA and more!

Cardiff City FC Community Foundation aims to provide safe and inclusive community football opportunities that welcome everyone, regardless of their background. Their Football For All (18+) sessions, providing Refugee and Asylum Seekers access to free football games in a safe environment, run every Thursday at Star Leisure Centre.

The Football For All project has been generously supported by a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund. Learn more or sign up here.

Together, we’re changing the game.

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Caerphilly Schools Shine in Premier League Primary Stars Tournament

On Friday, 28th June, the Caerphilly Schools Competition, part of the Cardiff City FC Community Foundation Primary Stars Programme, brought together primary school pupils for a fun-filled morning of football. The event featured both a Mixed competition and a Girls competition.

Congratulations to the winners! Cwmlai Primary School won our mixed competition tournament & Bryn Deri Primary School brought home the trophy for the girls competition tournament

Thank you to all participating schools, coaches, parents, and volunteers – including Cardiff City FC Women’s treble winners, Rhianne Oakley and Eliza Collie. Your support made this event a tremendous success.

The investment they receive from the Premier League Charitable Fund is crucial for them to make a difference, through both our Primary Education provision, and their wider work to change lives and transform Cardiff City FC communities.

Learn more about the Primary Stars programme here.

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Support over the Summer Holidays 

The holidays can be tough, and the Community Foundation are aware that young people may not be able to access the support they normally do during the summer break – so we want to make sure that there is still support available to them and anyone else that may need it during this time.

Cardiff City FC Community Foundation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk who engage in Foundation organised activities. 

Reach out to our dedicated team or to any of our listed services if you or someone you know needs assistance.

If you are worried about your immediate safety or the immediate safety of another child or adult at risk, please call the police using '999'.