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RT @JackGray1997: @SAFCFoL Coaches Coffee Club returns on Tuesday 19th January 4:15pm-5:15pm! @ScottN1504 will be leading the event on “Th…

☕ The ever-popular Coaches' Coffee Club has returned during lockdown. 📊 This week's hot topic was the xG Theory,… https://t.co/hUZVhuOW4b

𝗜𝗖𝗬𝗠𝗜 @baileywright92 gets a grilling from our budding stars during a Zoom Q&A... Watch ▶️ https://t.co/oj1Hqfn57j… https://t.co/m7JkCWihyI

𝙎𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖 𝙛𝙚𝙬 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙩𝙚𝙨? 🤗 Help us understand your thoughts and perceptions about charitable causes across the north… https://t.co/VwEzWJ5w2h

RT @KirstyLouiseSm9: Another excellent virtual session this morning @SAFCFoL Skills, Q&A’s with the coaches and great advice for the kids!…

👏 Congratulations @Charliewyke1 on your hat-trick v @AFCWimbledon this afternoon. 🙌 Big win for @SunderlandAFC on… https://t.co/kZ9Caufuq4

RT @BlcSafc: Reaching out for support shows strength .. Our virtual @SunderlandAFC match day mental health hub with @washingtonmind is avai…

🥳 Many happy returns to the King! ⚽️ Chris Maguire turns 32 today, let’s hope he can add to his three goals so far… https://t.co/LpVVwV0N8u

🔴⚪⚽ ...It's matchday! 🔜 There may be no 𝙃𝘼’𝙒𝘼𝙔 𝘼𝙉𝘿 𝙋𝙇𝘼𝙔 draw today but get your tickets now for Tuesday night 👉… https://t.co/K7MkMG1HHM

RT @EFLTrust: .@RishiSunak thanks our EFL Clubs and Community organisations as we focus on providing opportunities for unemployed young peo…

🪚 Carving out opportunities for our young people. 🤩 Some of the handy work on show during our one-to-one woodwork… https://t.co/aYi4rfbyti

🏃🏼‍♂️ Love this! Keep it up, Archie - but don’t tire yourself out before you’ve baked those cakes you promised ever… https://t.co/3nVvGW5wIR

RT @KirstyLouiseSm9: Can’t thank @baileywright92 enough! Such an inspirational Q&A session with Mason & the #FolPlayerDevelopment kids last…

🤸 Don't forget our PE and Dance activity sessions take place at 1.30pm every afternoon for kids - and parents - of… https://t.co/JV81WkO3Bm

Great to have @LukeOnien on board as one of our @PFA ambassadors for the 2020-21 season. Your support is really a… https://t.co/y56R5Z0gfe

🇺🇸 Our star in stripes! Good luck, Austin 👊 https://t.co/mq4fZDOvdX

👀 Don't touch the jelly babies... @baileywright92 shares some superstitions with young players from our Developmen… https://t.co/Xobvs9iorH

💻 #SAFC's @baileywright92 took to the hot seat as he was grilled by our Player Development Centre kids via Zoom.… https://t.co/CEfSH3WJTB

RT @BlcSafc: As we can't be at @SAFCFoL in person with @washingtonmind on Saturday, our virtual mental health will be available between 12…

🤔 Kids who are missing our football sessions have come up with a 𝙇𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚 to stay active while fundraisin… https://t.co/rv2RLz3yCE

Foundation boss recognised for outstanding contribution by Premier League Charitable Fund

This week the Premier League is celebrating the incredible impact of football clubs in their local communities, as the Premier League Charitable Fund marks its 10th anniversary.

As part of the celebration, Jamie Wright – the Foundation of Light’s Managing Director – has been awarded a very special Premier League Award, recognising his outstanding contribution to the Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham communities.

Over the last 20 years, Jamie has played an integral part in the growth and development of the Foundation. Starting as a football coach, he has gone on to lead and create football development programmes which have resulted in tens of thousands of young people and families enjoying the game across the region.

Jamie has also played a critical role in using the power of football in schools to inspire and educate, including the roll out and integration of the Premier League Primary Stars and Inspires programmes in schools across the region.

Fluent in British Sign Language, Jamie’s passion is providing sporting opportunities for everyone, and he spearheaded the creation of the Foundation’s award-winning – and trailblazing – disability programmes which have had a positive impact on thousands of young people and their families.

On receiving his award, Jamie said, “I’m a bit surprised to be honest! I really love what I do and the Foundation is an incredible organisation which does so much for so many across the North East.

“I am proud to come to work each day and see the difference all of our fantastic staff are making. We have a phenomenal team here and none of us could do what we do without them.”

Lesley Spuhler OBE, the Foundation of Light’s Chief Executive said: “Well done Jamie. We are all so proud of what you have achieved. You have played an important part of what we have achieved over the last 20 years.

“You embody the culture of the Foundation and you are always an inspiration to the staff, as well as all of our participants.”

Earlier this year Jamie’s commitment and passion for disability sport was recognised when he picked up a Service to Sport Award at the North East Disability Awards.

The Premier League Charitable Fund was established 10 years ago to distribute funding provided by the Premier League to clubs across the entire football pyramid, to support those clubs in their delivery of community programmes.

110 professional football clubs from the Premier League to the National League have been working in their communities to engage those that need the greatest support, provide positive pathways and support mental and physical wellbeing.

27 November 2020

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