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Foundation 92 is delighted to be working together with Salford Lads & Girls Club to deliver high value benefit to the city of Salford. 

The partnership aims to provide young people with more opportunities to get active, more often.

Established in 1903 as Salford Lads Club (the charity became Salford Lads & Girls Club in 1996) it provides opportunities for local young people in sports and arts. The iconic building at the end of Coronation Street in Ordsall, is now a listed building, an exemplar of its time in 1903 and it is now listed as ‘the best example of this rare form of social provision in England’. The clubs 118-year history includes professional footballers, rugby league, boxing and weightlifting stars as well as musicians.

Foundation 92 are a forward thinking, progressive, and innovative charity and by bringing skill sets and passion to support the community together with SLGC, the partnership aims to provide more opportunities for young people to:

– Take part in physical activity

– To receive professional guidance around health, well-being, and education. 

The partnership also aims to support more females in the city of Salford to become more active, more often, as part of a wider strategy working with the EFL Trust and other partners.

Most importantly the partnership will offer new opportunities for young people in the community by bringing together passionate, driven, and skilled professionals employed by both organisations.

Tom Hutton, Head of Foundation 92, said “Foundation 92 is delighted to have formed, what the organisation hopes to be a very mutually beneficial and impactful relationship with a long established and well thought of organisation such as SLGC. 

“Working with SLGC we’re hoping to reach out to more members of the Salford community to enable them to lead healthy, positive and progressive lifestyles, utilising the fantastic and well-known facility, within the city of Salford. 

“Keep your eyes peeled, for more exciting developments.

Leslie Holmes, Project Manager at SLGC, said “It’s perfect timing to have Foundation 92 working with us in 2021. 

“Our first football teams started here in 1903. Fast forward 50 years and a group of senior lads left the club, starting an open age team at the Salford Central Mission on Broadway (now the site of Oasis Trust High School) changing their name to Salford Amateurs and then Salford City.

“Like everyone else the club has been affected by covid and we want to work with Foundation 92 to strengthen the club, tapping into their expertise and work on joint funding bids, creating more opportunities for young people here in Ordsall.”

Chris Brierley, football co-ordinator and club welfare officer, at SLGC, said “Our relationship with Foundation 92 began in late summer when we were looking for help with our new girls football section.

“We needed another coach to assist in delivering our Saturday sessions. Straight away Foundation 92 stepped in to help and the partnership has been developing ever since.

“They help deliver our Kids club together with the New Barracks Tenants Co-Operative on Mondays and Tuesdays, and we offer our gym facilities for Foundation 92 to provide one of their community outreach sessions on Thursday.”

Sessions at Salford Lads Club:

Mondays – 5pm until 6pm

Tuesdays – 5pm until 6pm

Thursdays – 5pm until 7pm

For more information, please email | @foundation92 | @salfordladsclub

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