...For Yorkshire & North East awarded to Club Doncaster Foundation.Club Doncaster Foundation were last night announced as the winners of the Johnstone’s Paint Yorkshire & North East Community Club of the Year award at The Football League Awards 2015.
The club received the award at the gala ceremony at The Brewery, London, in front of over 600 guests from clubs, sponsors and the football industry.
Club Doncaster Foundation continues to deliver outstanding results that far outweigh the expectations and objectives of the organisation and its key stakeholders, running more than 30 projects last year and reaching more than 13,000 participants. The breadth of the foundation’s work includes post-16 education, citizenship, participation, social inclusion and health and wellbeing, with its main project centring on expanding access to education through the catalyst of sport.
Doncaster Rovers are one of five regional winners, with Derby County taking the national award. In deciding both the regional and overall winners, judges considered the objectives of the scheme, breadth of delivery, innovation, impact and achievements as well as the leading individual project from the last 12 months.
The Johnstone’s Paint Community Club of the Year Award is managed by the Football League Trust. The Trust brings a national perspective to the work of the 72 community trusts based Football League clubs, sharing ideas and best practise to enable football to be a real catalyst for change in many different ways.
Together this network engages with over a million people a year, using the unique connection football clubs have with local people to deliver projects under the key themes of Sport, Health, Education and Inclusion that positively affect lives in communities across England and Wales.
Liam Scully, Chief Executive of Club Doncaster Foundation, said: “It's a great achievement to pick up this award for the second year in succession. It reaffirms our long term strategy of working with our local community, not only as fans of the future but also in advance of our charitable aims.
“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of our loyal, dedicated and skilled workforce who selflessly go above and beyond to improve the fortunes of others. Finally thanks also to all our partners who have been equally supportive and challenging in driving us on to new heights year on year.”
The Football League Awards 2015 were streamed live on The Football League's official YouTube channel and website, while highlights will be shown on Sky Sports 1 on Monday evening at 6:15pm and 9:15pm.
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