It has been a year of change for Barnet Football Club but one thing that has never changed is the BFC Community Trust’s commitment to our community.
During the 2012/13 season the Trust delivered over 700 projects and events creating over 32,000 sporting opportunities.
Traditionally the Trust has always looked to support local community projects and this year has been no exception.
They have supported a wide range of projects such as first-team player appearances at their Holiday Soccer Schools to kids and supporters winning the chance to become a reporter for the day.
One of their most memorable events during the past year was having three of our first-team players appearing as guest judges at the final of a regional schools Public Speaking competition.
Ricky Holmes, Sam Cowler and John Oster judged the year three students with the Mayor & Mayoress of Barnet and the Local Fire Brigade’s Borough Commander.
Oster, who along with Holmes has now left the club, praised the standard on show and the children taking part.
“I was very impressed with standard here tonight. I know when I was younger I don’t think I would have been able to do this. So they deserve a lot of credit”.
The Trust also held a ‘Mothers Against Gangs’ event which involved a football tournament for 16-18 year-old boys. At the event our former PFA Club representative Steve Kabba also gave a speech on the subject.
Their April half-term Soccer School also proved to be a massive hit with kids aged three to 14 taking part. The event, held at Underhill, was also attended by Mark Byrne, David Stephens and Clovis Kamdjo who acted as team captains for a Question of Sport style quiz.
Every member of Barnet FC recognises the importance of the work that the Trust undertake in the community and following our move to The Hive we are sure they can have an even bigger impact during the 2013/14 season.
The club and the Trust will be holding a Hive Fun Day between 11am and 3pm this Saturday so get down to The Hive and see their terrific work for yourself!
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