On Friday 7th November, the Crawley Town Supporters’ Alliance joined CTFC Community at the Kicks Programme, being run in Bewbush, to present CTFC Community Manager, Birtug Kazim with a cheque for £1000 to help towards running the Programme.

                                        !07.11.14 presenting Birt

Friday also saw the return of fans’ favourite Sergio Torres!  Sergio was co-opted by the Board as a goodwill ambassador to help promote community initiatives.  Sergio said afterwards, “I’m very happy to be part of this amazing project to help kids, was a great evening”.   Also in attendance was Henry Smith MP who has been very supportive of the CTSA and CTFC Community’s work for the local area. Henry enthused, “I was star-struck to meet Sergio and awe-struck to see the Crawley Town Community Sports Foundation and Crawley Town Supporter Alliance Kicks project in action to engage local young people in football.”  We were also pleased to see Silpa Winfield, who is involved in community work and was representing The Thames Water Trust Fund.   Luckily, we managed to avoid the rain and the young people came along to play football and basketball, assisted by the coaches from CTFC’s Community department.

Some young lads were treated to a keepy uppy challenge with Sergio and Joe Comper politely reminded Sergio, after he showed he still had the skills, that he’d had a lot of practise in the last few years, during half time!  Sergio took it well, as you would expect.

07.11.14 Sergio

Kicks is a programme that has been introduced, this season, by CTFC.   Birt commented, “We were delighted to welcome Henry Smith MP and former fan’s favourite Sergio Torres to Kicks on a bitterly cold Friday night. We’d like to thank the CTSA for their continued support this season and contribution to our community work and to initiatives in and around Crawley. The fact that Bewbush Kicks is in the heart of Crawley really demonstrates the impact we are making together for a better Crawley and in this case, for a better future for young people.

It’s this very support both locally and nationally that enables us to help provide social change through the power of football and by using the football club’s brand. Our contribution to community safety through Kicks, as well as our work in themes like health and wellbeing, inclusion, education and enterprise, volunteering, training and employment, and regeneration can only be achieved by having a network of partners and people who really care. Crawley Town Community Foundation would like to thank our partners in making this happen”.

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We would also like to thank Tesco Dot Com for providing fresh fruit for the evening, which was very much appreciated and well received by everyone.

We will be organising future fundraising events during the season to enable us to support the Programme even further.  Joe Comper, our Community Officer and the rest of the Board are always looking for fundraising ideas so, if you would like to help, please contact us at chair@ctfcsa.co.uk or community@ctfcsa.co.uk.