Motherwell Football Club Community Trust was established in 2011 to use the power of sport and in particular football to motivate people and communities to improve their lives.
The Trust works across the key themes of increasing participation in sport, improving health and wellbeing; supporting regeneration; and increasing participation in lifelong learning.
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Conceived in 2011 by the Chesterfield FC Community Trust, walking football aims to inspire the over 50s to get out of their armchairs and back into exercise. The rules of walking football are much the same as its speedier cousin, however there are some differences. The squads are smaller (between five and seven-a-side), free kicks are indirect, kick-ins replace throws, there are no offsides, the ball must be kept below head height and, of course, anything so much as a jog is prohibited. Motherwell has a walking football session at Fir Park each Monday and through our EFDN membership participants have the opportunity to represent Motherwell in Europe!
In partnership with NHS Lanarkshire we deliver a smoking prevention programme to schools across the area. The programme is delivered across a six-week period and details the effects second-hand smoke can have on people, pets, family, finances and the health of young children themselves. We also highlight the #notafavour campaign which warns adults against buying cigarettes for children.
During school holidays and on in-service days we hold Football Camps at the stadium. Whilst we keep our prices at a minimum, we recognise that for many families costs may not be affordable. Since July this year we have been working with Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids programme and we provide free places to local youngsters on our camps. These children are identified through partnerships with schools. We are well supported by first-team players who generously give of their time to answer questions and sign autographs for our young charges. Steelman has also been known to drop in.
We work with Elizabeth Montgomerie House, the Maggie’s Lanarkshire Centre at Monklands Hospital. This programme is for men; if you or a member of your family are affected by cancer please look at the work the staff there do.