November 27, 2023

A Look into our BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Esports

By Anabella Prodan Sheffield United Community College proudly unveiled its exclusive esports pathway just over a year ago, inviting young enthusiasts between the ages of 16 and 18 to be the first-ever representatives of the Blades in the Esports British Championship. The adrenaline-pumping qualification, a BTEC Level 3 (Extended) Diploma equivalent to three A-Levels, sets […]

November 23, 2023

Foundation Take Part in Football For Good Day

This past Sunday saw participants from Sheffield United Community Foundation’s Street Soccer Academy play in the Football For Good Trophy at West Ham United’s London Stadium. The five-a-side tournament was held on Sunday, 19 November, to mark the inaugural Football For Good Day – a Commonwealth-wide celebration of the sport’s ability to change lives for […]

October 03, 2023

Lorna & Lovina Talk Youth Hub Success

Our Youth Hub helps provide support and opportunities for people looking for employment. Caitlin Parker, Employability & Skills Advisor, and Lorraina Wigfield, Youth Hub Coach help 16-24 year-olds with one-to-one support, training opportunities and showcases and more. Two people who have benefitted from the Youth Hub are Lorna and Lovina. We caught up with them […]

September 30, 2023

Football Unites For Play Safe Weekend

English football unites again this weekend to promote Play Safe – a countrywide campaign to focus attention of the vital importance of safeguarding in our national game. Led by The Football Association, the Play Safe campaign is endorsed by the NSPCC and will be supported this weekend across every level of English football, including the […]

September 28, 2023

Rest in Peace, Maddy

Sheffield United Community Foundation are heartbroken and devastated to learn of the untimely passing of Maddy Cusack last week. Maddy was a big part of the Foundation, joining in 2019 as Marketing and Communications Officer alongside playing for Sheffield United Women. Katie Glossop, Senior Manager at the Foundation commented: “Maddy was a consummate professional at […]

September 12, 2023

Bella’s American Dream

Bella, one of our volunteers at Sheffield United Community Foundation, is hoping to visit Florida to gain valuable experience training and playing football with female professionals at Orlando Pride. Bella’s dream is to become a professional footballer, and for the last two years has been volunteer coaching younger girls with the same aspirations. Bella helps […]

July 13, 2023

Providing Football Opportunities for Children with Disabilities

By Josh Birch Trainee Reporter As part of the Foundation’s commitment to providing opportunities for all, we’ve been able to hold inclusive football sessions for children at the English Institution of Sport. Thanks to fantastic partnerships with Cerebral Palsy Sport, Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield City Trust and Yorkshire Sport Foundation […]

June 30, 2023

LGBT+ Inclusive Sessions: Helping Communities Grow

By Josh Birch Trainee Reporter Our Empower LGBT+ programme has become an amazing, healthy and inclusive community, especially in the trampolining and swimming sessions we facilitate at Ponds Forge. We caught up with Ellie Wilson, Empower Coordinator to find out more. Ellie said: “We’ve seen numbers grow massively, I think they’ve almost doubled since we […]

June 28, 2023

Blades Support #BatonofHopeUK

The Baton of Hope UK is touring cities across the UK and today, Wednesday 28th June, the Baton took on its tour of Sheffield. The Baton’s journey started at Hillsborough Stadium and visited various locations on its route including Weston Park Hospital and the Olympic Legacy Park before arriving at Bramall Lane mid-afternoon. Sheffield United […]

June 01, 2023

Joe Williamson to Complete 92 Day Challenge for Cardiac Risk in the Young

Foundation Senior Manager Joe Williamson is set to walk and cycle over 24 miles per day for 92 consecutive days to provide a heart screening day with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY UK). Starting today, Thursday 1st June, Joe is set to begin the Virtual 92 Challenge, which will see him walk and cycle […]