Kurt greets Foundation team as part of trip to Cobham
AFC Wimbledon Foundation staff met Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma during a visit to the Premier League club’s state-of-the art training facilities at Cobham.
Kay Skelton, Executive Director at the Foundation, and her team were invited over to Cobham by Shaun Gore, Head of Community Development at Chelsea FC Foundation, to see how charity work is coordinated by a Premier League club.
“The 15 professional clubs in London come together as ‘London United’ to look at how the community can benefit from working with us and Shaun invited us over to see how they do things,” said Kay. “The idea was to help us with our strategic planning of community activities for next season. It helped with what we want to achieve for the future, which is to provide even more opportunities for people to play sport.
“We had a tour of the facilities at Cobham and Shaun gave us the benefit of his experience in terms of best practice so that we can move the Foundation forward even more. Kurt Zouma introduced himself when we were having lunch and that was amazing. Kurt was really friendly and he was interested in what we were doing. It was a great day for our team and very helpful so we thank Chelsea FC for allowing us to visit.”
Last season, the AFC Wimbledon Foundation provided 5,194 hours of activities and engaged with 25,529 people, ranging from 4-75 years. This was achieved through schools sports, PE lessons, Saturday morning clubs, holiday courses, disability programmes and Walking Football.
The AFC Wimbledon Foundation will have a stall at the Wimbledon Village Fair on Saturday 18 June. You can find out more about sports activities for people of all ages by visiting our friendly team then.