Redditch United are delighted to announce a Community Partnership with West Midlands Police, which aims to inspire young people, as well as provide not only playing opportunities, but coaching and employment opportunities too.
To kick-off the partnership, our Full-Time Scholars from our Full-Time Football & Education Programme sat down with Lead Tutor Josh Wright to discuss their school life & upbringing, struggles and challenges they've faced growing up, and how becoming part of Redditch United Football Club has developed them as a person.
Northfield Constituency Schools & Young Person Link Officer, PC Matt Shakespeare commented:
"Redditch United FC Academy have put together a short video which shows the hugely positive impact this club can have on young people. Through partnership work between RUFC and myself, we hope to raise aspirations, instil respect, discipline and leadership and help support the young people of not only the Northfield Constituency, but further afield. A collection of fantastic interviews that highlight the concerns/worries and pressures on young people today, not to mention the added pressures of the pandemic. They are clearly motivated and dedicated players who can inspire future generations to come and I eagerly look forward to working closely with the club. My sincere thanks to all at the club."
The video has already been viewed and shared in various schools to provide school children with a relatable story from individuals of a similar age. You can now view the video HERE.
We are extremely excited to expand our Community Section, and the announcement of this partnership is the 1st is a number of positive steps we are taking to broaden our impact in the local area.