Southport FC understands the importance of a proactive approach in respect to it’s local community. Our aim is to contribute to the lives of many via a range of diverse activities that enhance Southport Football Club as being viewed as a Community Hub.
The club has a number of community partners to help us engage with large sections of the local population in sports and other recreations, healthcare, charities, local business networking and education.
Our Community Programme in association with The Football Conference Community Foundation is funded by The Premier League and the PFA. Southport FC would like to put on record the deep appreciation we have for the support via Richard Scudamore at the Premier League and the Professional Footballers Association.
All funding is match funded so the Club is always looking for Community sponsors.
We are delighted to have Mark Lawrenson as our Community Ambassador.
Southport Football Club have a wide ranging Community Programme that is growing all the time and The club is very proud to hold the distinction of being an “FA Charter Community Club.”
The club has focused a great deal of our delivery in Primary Schools including curriculum in the classroom and coaching. Community coaches support the curriculum and coaching weekly during term time at schools which have included: Birkdale Primary, Marshside Primary, Norwood Primary School and St Philips Primary plus Stanley High School, Southport College and King George V College. Our current Community Coaching team consists of Callum Perry, John Viscosi, Andy Bishop and Andrai Jones.
Southport Football Club have played a significant part in the exciting Multi Agency Street Games which has been held in identified areas requiring support during timetabled summer and autumn evenings via Sefton Sports Active Department. The aim is to encourage children to enjoy sport and be aware of the variety of sports clubs to join throughout the town.
Southport FC are very proactive in encouraging Ladies Open Age Football to play out of the Merseyrail Community Stadium and developing girls football in the club’s junior section.
The club has worked closely with Southport College on a cross curricular project. Delivering a BTEC Level Three module organising a sporting event. Regular classroom delivery has culminated in full day Charity Football Tournaments/matches at the Merseyrail Community Stadium.
The club regularly delivers work experience with Sefton Business Partnership for 15-18 year olds.
200 Boys and Girls 6-18 in inclusive community squads-all abilities coached via voluntary coaches all with FA Coaching qualifications and with continued professional development for all volunteers.
During the year we link in with numerous charities donating, raffle prizes/balls/shirts/tickets/tables for events and matchday bucket collections.
Everyone at Southport Football Club would like to thank Merseyrail for their continued tremendous community support.