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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 […]

May 26, 2023

Callen’s Traineeship Journey

Our Traineeship Programme is a fantastic opportunity for people aged 16-24 to gain work experience and learn new skills, offering career pathways in the industry of your choice. The 12-week programme is committed to making young people more employable and can help those unsure of their career path. We recently caught up with Callen, a […]

May 15, 2023

Thanks to Our Traineeship Partners

As we finish our second cohort of the year, we wanted to say thank you to all our Traineeship Partners who have supported the programme during this time. We’re proud to announce 90% of our Trainees have progressed into employment, further education or training following their completion of the programme and this wouldn’t have been […]

April 20, 2023

Wilson Gives Back with Premier League Kicks

Sheffield United Women’s Goalkeeper Nina Wilson has recently been developing the next crop of local talent at our Girls Premier League Kicks sessions at Leisure United Westfield. Wilson is currently on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers but still finds time to support our participants. One participant who has benefitted from Nina’s coaching has been Izzy Thorpe: […]