A YEAR IN REVIEW
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In 2018 Newcastle United Foundation was 10 years old.
Read on to find out how we used the power of football to change lives in 2017/18.
Thank you to Parkdean Resorts who have sponsored our first ever digital annual review.
We also thank Newcastle United Football Club, the Premier League and all our funders for their ongoing support.
UNITED BY A BOLD VISION
Project Pitchside is an historic project for Newcastle United Foundation.
This ambitious development will deliver a world class facility for the people of Newcastle and beyond.
It is not just about bricks and mortar; it is about transforming lives, giving a community a new lease of life and changing it for the better, forever.
To find out more how you can get involved or show your support contact Sarah Medcalf.
Opened our very first facility, Lemington Football Centre
Launched Carrick’s Kicks in Byker and North Tyneside
Shortlisted for five industry awards
Newcastle United Women’s first season as part of the Foundation
Launched Prince’s Trust TEAM, a 12 week personal development programme for young adults
Welcomed our first ‘team’ of post-16 BTEC students
Secured funding to continue NE1 Works
Began a brand new health and wellbeing initiative
Grew Premier League Primary Stars to reach even more schools
CREATING IMPACT 2017/18
Data Source EY
of parents were very satisfied or satisfied by their experience at a soccer school
of participants were very satisfied or satisfied by their experience on a Foundation programme
of schools were very satisfied or satisfied with our service
Seven year old Sam McKie is a star Powerchair football player.
Watch Sam’s story here.
LEARNING AND SKILLS
students achieved an ASDAN award
children took part in Premier League Primary Stars
of teachers more confident to deliver PE
of adults on Family Learning likely to take part in further education
The Foundation has joined forces with Newcastle United fans to support the West End Foodbank.
people a week needed help with food in Newcastle
of the overall Collection is at the NUFC Food Bank
HEALTH AND WELLBEING PROGRAMMES
NHS Health Checks
people trained in Mental Health First Aid
children with cancer supported at the Great North Children's Hospital
Time to Change Pledge signed
Olly McKenna met the Foundation after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Watch Olly’s story here.
To use the local passion for football to encourage learning and promote healthy lifestyles that will make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and families in our region.
To promote active and healthy lifestyles, particularly in disadvantaged communities;
To inspire people to learn and reach their potential;
To help build safe, strong, active communities.
We do this by using the Newcastle United brand to engage, inspire and motivate.
Shola Amoebi, Jonathan Edwards, Gabby Logan, Bob Moncur
John Marshall (Chair)
Judith Doyle CBE
Senior Management Team
Kate Bradley, Head of Newcastle United Foundation
Steve Beharall, Operations Manager
Sarah Medcalf, Development Manager
Helen Wilson, Finance and Resources Manager
Andrew Dobby, Football Development Manager
Andrew Foster, Learning and Skills Manager
Steve Mack, Community Programmes Manager
Ashley Lowe, Health and Wellbeing Manager
Yvette Thompson, Communications and Events Manager
In 2017/18 the Foundation employed 115 passionate and committed staff, including 51 full time staff, 62 sessional staff and two Apprentice Community Coaches
FOUNDATION FINANCES 2017/18
How we spend it
Baily Thomas Charitable Fund
BBC Children in Need
Big Lottery Fund
Blakelaw Parish Council
Boshier Hinton Foundation
BT Supporters Club
Byker Community Trust
Crispa Charitable Trust
David Harrison Centre for Social Mobility
Goldman Sachs Gives
Heritage Lottery Fund
John Horseman Trust
Joseph Strong Frazer
Mental Health Concern
Michael Carrick Foundation
New College Durham
Newcastle City Council
Newcastle University Business School
North Tyneside Council
Northern Education Trust
Northumberland Children’s Trust
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner
People’s Postcode Trust
Provincial Grand Lodge of Northumberland
RW Mann Foundation
Sir Bobby Robson Foundation
Sir James Knott Trust
Tyne & Wear Sport
UEFA Foundation for Children
Your Homes Newcastle
Black & White Construction
First Mortgage North East
Pure Panel Management
Robertson Facilities Management
The Malhotra Group
Womble Bond Dickinson
I have been so impressed by the scale and impact of the work Newcastle United Foundation does in the community. Their vision for the future, building Project Pitchside just around the corner from St. James’ Park, is really inspiring and will enable them to help even more people. It makes me really proud to be a Toon fan.Gabby Logan
I congratulate Newcastle United Foundation on their 10 year anniversary. Although the return on investment figures in the recent EY report are certainly impressive, the real value of their support to local people is priceless.Chi Onwurah
It has been fantastic to see how Kicks is inspiring young people across the North East.
As a Force, we are committed to working with partners to support younger members of our communities.
We want to see everyone given opportunities to reach their full potential and I commend platforms like this for helping people achieve their goals.Chief Constable Keenen
Newcastle United Foundation is a key partner for the City Council in delivery of a range of wellbeing and health initiatives, building upon its iconic brand and influence – reaching out to individuals and communities who might not otherwise engage with public health programmes based upon physical activity and fitness.Eugene Milne
It’s critical for Atom that we’re nurturing the right skills and talent in the region and it’s great to be able to contribute to this. I’ve been involved with the Foundation for a number of years and feel really passionate about what they do for the local community.Maria Harris