A new partnership between the CPFC Foundation, Sainsbury’s and Potential will kick-off with a Summer Football Camp.
The programme will be open to local children in the Selhurst area, aged between five and 14 years of age, with free access for children identified by local schools in the north Croydon area.
It will include fun educational sessions based around developing core skills, as well fundamentals such as balance, agility and coordination.
Sainsbury’s are helping to support the programme through a major football tournament that will be held at Selhurst Astroturf, on Thursday 11th July.
Donald Forde, Head of CPFC Foundation, said: “We are ‘one club, one community’, and very proud to have two highly respected partners on board with us.”
Lyn Chin-Sung, from Sainsbury’s, said: “It’s great to be working together as we are literally next door neighbours to Palace. We see ourselves as firmly part of the local community and there’s loads we can do together.”
Chairman of Potential, Les Persaud, added: “This is just what local children in the area need and I’m delighted that we have got it organised for the start of the summer holidays.”
For more information on the CPFC Foundation’s summer courses, CLICK HERE.
Meanwhile, representatives of the foundation visited Mitcham Carnival to raise awareness of the work they do within the local community.
In partnership with Tooting & Mitcham United FC, the CPFC Foundation set up their stall with information on holiday courses and the club, with activities and games including a fastest shot machine and small-sided matches.
Foundation staff handed out flyers to advertise their Saturday morning sessions and their extensive summer programme during the parade and at the carnival, while links were created with local organisations, local councillors and little league clubs.
The CPFC Foundation would like to say thank you to the team of volunteers and coaches who attended the carnival on the day.