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Time: 8.00am - 10.00am
Venue: Fulham FC Training Ground
Welcome to the launch of an innovative partnership between Fulham Football Club and Kingston University at Fulham Football Club training ground at 8am on Wednesday 21 October 2015.
We will be showcasing the work that we have been collaborating on over the last six months, ranging from projects in sports science, health, and sports journalism; to student internships and a pioneering programme exploring how football can engage groups who traditionally have low participation in higher education. Read more about our projects below.
The event will also enable local organisations to learn more about Kingston University and Fulham Football Club and explore opportunities to link into this exciting new partnership.
The agenda will include networking over breakfast and talks from:
This is an invitation only event for businesses and organisations in the local area. If you have not received an invitation, but are interested in attending, please contact us on the email address below.
Please note that capacity is restricted, so early registration is recommended. Parking at Motspur Park is very limited, so we encourage all attendees to use public transport where possible.
Some of our current collaborative projects:
Health Champions - evaluation
Fulham FC Foundation has created a health programme for young people that uses the context of football to educate on key health and well-being topics. Health Champions was created to target designated deprived wards in Surrey and the aim is to improve the health and well-being of children, young people and adults through the delivery of workshops and physical activity.
"Raising the bar" - access to football and higher education
University of Greenwich, Kingston University, Charlton FC and Fulham FC together with AccessHE are developing a pilot programme which uses football to support the widening of access to higher education. Young people from lower socioeconomic groups are three times less likely to go onto HE than their peers from higher socioeconomic groups
Fulham work hub - evaluation
Evaluation of Fulham Work Hub employability programme that has been run by Fulham FC Foundation.The programme works with a range of people not in education training or employment and was launched in February 2015. So far the programme has delivered to two cohorts for ten weeks each; over 50's in Guildford and at Feltham Prison.
Kingston journalism students, in particular students taking sports journalism module, to gain experience by reporting on U21 games at Craven Cottage.
An internship programme with Kingston University's KUTalent careers and employability team.
Management and personal development training for Fulham FC staff with Kingston Business School
For further information about this event:
Contact: Business and Enterprise Centre
Directions to Fulham FC Training Ground:
Business and Enterprise Centre