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UFC partners with the Prince's Trust

UFC, a premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, and The Prince’s Trust, a UK youth charity, have announced an official partnership to support young people in the UK.

To celebrate the start of the partnership, youngsters from London took part in an exclusive MMA seminar last week, led by a group of international UFC athletes. The event saw more than 30 young people attend a seminar at Leyton Sixth Form College, led by UFC athlete Paige VanZant and former UFC fighter Brad Pickett.

Over 100 women apply for London Leopards programme

Following the launch of its new girls football scheme, London Leopards, the London Football Association (FA) received 105 applications from women wanting to join its coaching programme, more than quadrupling its year one target of 25.

The London FA has accepted 40 applicants onto its Level 1 coaching course as part of the London Leopards initiative. These successful applicants will be allocated to one of the seven professional club community trusts who will be delivering the London Leopard football sessions to girls.

Match Day Media collaborates with Prostate Cancer UK

Match Day Media, a grassroots sport agency, has launched its ‘Dave Dow’ campaign to raise awareness of prostate cancer with grassroots players.

The campaign supports the charity Prostate Cancer UK and brings to life the statistic that one man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer.

It focuses on the fictional character Dave Dow - a married 44-year-old father of two, who plays veterans football every Sunday morning. Dave, like many men in the UK, does not know he has prostate cancer.

Pitchero signs deal with Finland FA

Pitchero, a provider of technology to grassroots sports clubs, has signed a pilot agreement to provide a grassroots digital platform to the Football Association (FA) of Finland and its member clubs and leagues.

The platform is designed to support National Governing Bodies (NGB) around the world and their objectives to grow grassroots participation and generating revenue for their sport.

Nissan backs UEFA Foundation for Children

Nissan is joining UEFA Foundation for Children and streetfootballworld to support grassroots organisations Street League in the United Kingdom and Sport dans la Ville in France.

From February, the two-year partnerships in France and the UK are aligned with activities run by the Nissan Skills Foundation in the UK, which seek to encourage the next generation of talent in design, engineering and manufacturing sectors.

UK organisation Street League’s vision is to see an end to youth unemployment.

Limelight Sports to support FA People's Cup

Limelight Sports is working with The FA to support the future growth and development of The FA People’s Cup.

The FA People’s Cup first round kicks off nationwide in late February and continues through to the finals in April, hosted for the first time at St. George’s Park, the home of England’s 28 national teams.

The FA People’s Cup is a five-a-side competition run in partnership with BBC Get Inspired. It was formed in 2015, designed for everyone to take part. 

West Ham teams up with charitable partner AAA

Premier League side West Ham United has joined forces with non-profit organisation Ambition, Aspire, Achieve (AAA), which provides activities and experiences for disadvantaged, vulnerable and at risk young people across east London.

AAA becomes the London club’s sixth official charity partner, and will work with West Ham on a series of initiatives.

The partnership launched ahead of West Ham’s 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace on Tuesday.   

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