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Newcastle United Foundation Shortlisted For Sport Business Awards 2018

Newcastle United Foundation is proud to be shortlisted for ‘Best CSR or Community Scheme’ at the Sport Business Awards 2018.

The Sports Business Awards are designed to celebrate the hard work and achievements of individuals and teams who make sporting success possible.  Open to all community schemes in sport, judges will be looking for dedication to and understanding of local communities, alongside positive impacts when deciding the winner.

The Foundation worked with a record number of participants last year, with more than 54,000 children, young people, and families taking part in our programmes.

Almost 2000 young people engaged with Premier League Kicks, playing free football every week in their communities.

Last year also saw 173 schools in our region benefitting from Foundation sporting and education programmes. This included 24,000 children taking part in the Premier League Primary Stars programme, as well as more than 2,000 primary school children completing our Onside initiative. Onside uses a range of educational resources to tackle discrimination through the power of football.

The Foundation conducted over 800 Free NSH Health Checks as well as introducing new free Fit Club sessions at St. James’ Park every Wednesday.  225 young adults were also supported back into education, training or employment, with the support of the region’s businesses.

The awards will be judged by a number of high profile CEO’s and influential sport leaders, with the final ceremony taking place in June.

Kate Bradley, Head of Newcastle United Foundation, said: “In our 10th year as Newcastle United’s official charity I am delighted that the passion and dedication of staff at the Foundation, and the impact they have across our community, has been recognised by the Sport Business Awards.”

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