At Forfar Athletic FC we are committed to supporting our wider community far beyond the 90 minutes on match day. We believe football can be used as a force for good that has numerous social benefits – including reinforcing collective identities, improving self-esteem, inspiring young and old, promoting wellbeing and healthy living and contributing to social inclusion. Football is a powerful tool for engagement and we at Forfar Athletic FC believe we have a duty to give something back to our community and deliver real social change.
We are working hard to establish projects in our local community, please keep an eye on this page for the latest news and updates.
Football Coaching courses have been organised for local Primary School children split into two age groups (1) Primary 1 to 4 and (2) Primary 5 to 7. Those courses have been delivered in one hour blocks over a 6 month time-frame on our 3G pitch at Station Park and have been highly successful not only in providing direct coaching to the children but also in engaging with the community at large via the parents and grandparents. At the end of the course, the children receive a Completion Certificate. It is intended to repeat the courses from the Spring of 2018.
We have also delivered Football Fans in Training programmes over the past two years and have recently commenced delivery of our 2018 male and female FFIT courses. The programmes involve time in the Station Park hospitality suites as well as on the 3G pitch. We plan to run further courses in future years – please contact us on the details below for more information on those programmes.
We are also about to commence delivery of the “4-4-2 Reading Challenge” in partnership with the SPFL Trust and the Scottish Book Trust. As well as encouraging young people to engage more with the Football Club, this project is aimed at increasing literacy in primary aged children by encouraging them to read more and join their local library.
Finally, we are working through the initial stages of establishing a “community trust” to assist in the delivery of the Club’s community outreach projects.
Please keep an eye on our social media channels for more details and updates on all of the above initiatives.
If information is required on any of the foregoing then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org