Courses & Programmes

Adam Forshaw plays football with some children with disabilities

Social Inclusion

Engaging some of the most hard to reach people in the community by delivering programmes which inspire and upskill young people and adults, particularly in the most deprived areas on Teesside.

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George Friend cuts a ribbon alongside a group of children to open the brand new Herlingshaw Centre 4G pitch

Sports Participation

Providing sport and physical activity opportunities for young people and adults through delivery in schools and community venues.

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Foundation staff member working with children to stick body part names to a poster of Stewart Downing

Education

Delivering educational courses and workshops to provide qualifications and increase the skills, knowledge and aspirations of young people and adults.

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Four men on the FFIT programme wearing their Middlesbrough shirts

Health

Improving the health and well-being of our local communities through activities which promote healthier lifestyles.

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We’re All In This Together

Here at MFC Foundation we are continuing to do what we do best. Helping our community.

In light of strict  guidelines set out by the Government on Monday 23 March, we’re doing what we can in these most testing of times for so many people.

All community support in Middlesbrough is being coordinated by Middlesbrough Council’s #HELPBORO scheme. If support is required and it is safe to do so, we will assist the Council in providing support to the vulnerable and elderly.

For further information of the #HELPBORO campaign please visit middlesbrough.gov.uk/helpboro or call 01642 729777.

Where absolutely essential we’re continuing to support the schools we work in with delivery, however our activities will mainly take the form of online support, working with schools to provide resources for young people to take part in, in the safety of their own home.

Working alongside Middlesbrough Football Club, we will help make contact with all elderly and vulnerable Season Card holders, ensuring they are aware of the services they have available to support them, while at the same time ensuring at least weekly contact via telephone and other means, with all our elderly and vulnerable participants.

More and more people are being encouraged to socially isolate, so each day at midday we are posting via our social media channels. The post may be a simple message, it may be a quiz, a challenge, an activity, a resource that can be used by young and old, photos or links to something you may find useful. So far, we have encouraged a one-touch wallball game and tested your football (and emoji) knowledge.

On Monday evening our Football Fans in Training participants took part in an online physical activity session, continuing to support their drive to become more physically active.

Beginning next week, we aim to begin the distribution of virtual activities, open for our younger participants. These are currently being created.

Out in East Cleveland our Team Talk members are staying in touch through virtual means, we’re continuing to set challenges for our Couch to 5k participants and MasterChef quarter-finalist Matei Baran is to send video recipe/instruction clips that can be passed onto participants on our Kitchen Therapy project. We will also be supporting schools with distribution of free school meals to children and families who urgently need them.

More will come in the days and weeks ahead as we react and adapt to the needs of our community.

We’re all in this together and MFC Foundation will strive to continue to be at the very heart of our community, supporting those who need our help.