The Cheltenham Town Community Programme have named five members of the Robins squad as Community Ambassadors for the 2012-13 season.Each player will be making appearances at projects the community programme are running throughout the year. For the first time, each player ambassadors will support one of the five different community themes - Sports Participation, Health, Education, Social Inclusion and Club Development.
Development Officer Olly Roberts commented “As a community scheme we can see how the power of sport can really make a difference to local communities. We also see the positive impact player appearances can make to the children and young adults when CTFC players attend different events. The players are extremely supportive in all the different project work we do and are happy to attend many events over a season. This season we have five player ambassadors, representing each of the five different themes."
Alan Bennett (Team Captain) - Sports Participation
“Sports participation is important in all walks of life. We are professionals but there are young and old sports men and women desperate to get off their sofas and become active. I have already done some of this already this season at the Cirencester Town FC indoor dome and I look forward to becoming a key figure in the club’s community role.”
Scott Brown - Health
“Health issues effect us all at some stage in our life so I’m really happy to be named as an ambassador for this role in our community work. As a club we do lots of things including charity work and hospital visits and this is vital for us a community club.”
Steve Elliott (Club Captain) - Education
“I’ve been the ambassador of the Futsal team for a few years now so education is something I am very involved in at the club. We are always learning and growing as footballers and I hope I can pass that on when out in the community.”
Russell Penn - Social Inclusion
“Life is pretty hard at times so it’s important to remember that there is always someone less fortunate that you could help. Social inclusion is a key aspect in modern football and I hope to get more involved as the ambassador for this side of things.”
Marlon Pack - Club Development
“Working off the pitch within the community has been something we have taken really seriously over the last few years and it’s something I enjoy doing. It’s an honour to be named as one of the ambassadors and, in my case, for club development.”
For more information on the Community Programme and the various projects taking place throughout the year, visit www.ctfccp.com.