We currently have a number of projects running at the RCF these include :
Over the next 9 months we will be running a Heart Life project in Denbighshire. This project is funded thanks to a HRUK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grant.
By educating children at a young age about not only the benefits of a healthy heart but also the impacts that lack of exercise, poor diet and substance abuse can have on the heart, and by educating pupils on way and techniques to improve heart health, we hope to tackle the following community and society issues:
- Childhood obesity
- Teenage drinking
- Poor diet
- Lack of physical activity
This will be done by using the immense power of football as an engagement tool in the delivery of this project.
FAW/Sport Wales Disability Programme
The RCF has been awarded funding by Sport Wales to run a two year disability project. The first year will concentrate on Deaf Football with Blind and Cerebral Palsy being the focus for the second year. We have already identified 14 volunteers and these are currently being coach educated to help get involved during its running.
We have just been awarded funding to run an Active schools project with 14 Communities First schools in Wrexham , the project will focus on increasing participation and educating the children about healthy eating and drinking. We will be using the players as role models within the schools and they will share their experiences of healthy eating throughout their careers.
FAW Denbighshire Girls
The FAW Trust has funded a girls only course in Denbighshire. This will provide free football to a number of schools for girls and provide links to local clubs. The idea is to increase participation and provide a clear pathway in order to progress.
Game On Wrexham
Our Game On project is now entering its league stage witha number of youth clubs in Coalfields specific areas competing . This league will be hosted at the training ground of Wrexham FC , Colliers Park and will run every Friday evening 7:30pm-9pm.
We will also be running free sessions in local primary schools in the coming weeks , encouraging these children to then be part of the youth clubs.
We would like to thank Game On, Coalfields Regeneration Trust and the Football Conference in helping to fund this project.