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Football for Change was officially launched this week by Liverpool Football Club star Trent Alexander-Arnold and club legend Jamie Carragher and Wolves Captain Connor Coady. This social mobility charity, backed by business leaders, aims to reach out to young people living in disadvantaged communities.
Football for Change brings together football stars and business leaders with a collective goal to change the lives of young people in some of the most challenged communities in the UK. Backed by football icons Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jamie Carragher and Anthony Gordon, Football for Change supports young people by funding life changing projects in education, employment and sport. The primary focus of the initiative is to raise the aspirations of young people at most risk of taking the wrong turn in life and to support school leavers – those facing adversity and not in education employment or training (NEET) – who need a helping hand to reach their full potentia
“Football for Change is about helping young people onto a positive path. It is footballers and business leaders coming together with a goal to help improve the life chances and opportunities of young people from some of the most challenged neighbourhoods in the country. It is a brilliant initiative and I know from growing up in Liverpool that is it needed now more than ever.”
Trent Alexander Arnold – Liverpool and England International Player
MJ Quinn have signed up to become a Football for Change Champion and will play an integral part within the initiative from the onset. MJ Quinn are delighted to be supporting Football for Change. The last 18 months have been a difficult for us all and has led to great uncertainty for our young people. We are one of several businesses who are supporting this campaign and will look to offer opportunities to young people being supporting by this initiative. As well as providing sponsorship MJ Quinn will act as role models to encourage young people to aim higher and achieve their goals.
“As a business MJ Quinn have always strived to support our community, working with local charities and community groups to help give something back. We are delighted to be part of Football for Change and are committed to giving young people who’ve grown up facing various social and economic obstacles the tools to succeed. This is about levelling the playing field to give them a fair chance in life. At MJ Quinn we have achieved so much by aiming high and working hard, we want to inspire the next generation to do exactly the same.”
Alan O’Prey – Managing Director MJ Quinn
For more information on the Football for Change initiative visit http://www.footballforchange.org.uk/