Cardiff Blues are delighted to announce the formation of Cardiff Blues Community Foundation.
Cardiff Blues Community Department will now be known as the Cardiff Blues Community Foundation, and is the charitable, not for profit community arm of the region.
It aims to use the power and values of sport to INSPIRE, ENGAGE and IMPROVE opportunities for all people within our community.
Wales’ Capital Region currently covers five unitary authorities, 76 community clubs, 61 secondary schools and 320 primary schools. The region is also home to 16 Community First cluster areas.
By launching the Cardiff Blues Community Foundation, the region will be able to expand and add to the vast range of innovative programmes the community deptartment already delivers, utilising the Cardiff Blues brand, players, values and heritage to harness social good.
This allows the region to make an impact in communities both socially and economically, playing an important part in improving many people’s lives irrespective of age, ability or gender.
Working in conjunction with commercial partners - such as Land Rover, DS Smith & Renishaw - public sector bodies and third sector agencies a sustainable Foundation will be a community-focused organisation, at the heart of everyday life throughout the region with strategic aim of using rugby to improve and support four main strands - health, education, employability and inclusion.
Cardiff Blues chief executive Richard Holland will chair the Foundation’s board and said: “This is a hugely exciting time and opportunity for us. We are passionate about using sport to deliver change in the community, improve and increase opportunities and empower people from all backgrounds to make positive life choices.
“This foundation will allow us to increase staff and thus increase the amount of work we already do in the community and really make a difference throughout our region.
Charity no. 1179205.
Richard Holland - Chairman
Kay Martin – CAVC Principal
Kristy John – Station Director Capital FM
Hywel Peterson – Board member NSPCC cymru
Sarah Hopkins – HR Director Wales & West