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DCCT Inclusion Programme Seeking Volunteers

Derby County Community Trust is seeking volunteers to assist with the delivery of our Inclusion Programme. Volunteers will be able to commit to a regular weekly session(s) initially for one academic term and will also be enrolled in the Football Association’s Football Futures programme. Each volunteer will be assigned a Coach Mentor, who will provide guidance and support throughout the placement. Additionally, workshops will be provided with the support of Derbyshire FA to further aid future employability. A range of benefits will be available, such as match tickets, stadium tours, professional development opportunities, kit, references and the possibility of paid employment.

DCCT Inclusion currently works with partners, such as, the Premier League, Football League, Prince’s Trust, Homeless FA and People’s Postcode Trust to assist hard to reach young people across Derby. The FA’s Football Futures aim is to recruit, retain, develop and reward the young leaders in the program in an effort to further develop a skilled workforce for the game.

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If you are interested in volunteering at DCCT please submit a CV and covering letter no more than one page in length to Lyndon Roberts via For more information call 07929 447 636.


"Achieve FC" Launched Thanks to Support Received from Players of People's Postcode Lottery


An initiative for local people who are experiencing homelessness to become certified in FA Level One Coaching Football and Sports Leaders UK Level One has received a funding boost thanks to players of a charity lottery.

Derby County Community Trust was awarded £19,995 by People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity, funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The organisation will use the money to run “Achieve FC.”

The project will allow people who are experiencing homelessness in Derby to have the opportunity to gain their Level One certification in coaching from the FA and Level One from Sports Leaders UK. December 15th will mark the beginning of the programme at the Powerleague Soccerdome, Derby. Derby County Community Trust staff will be on hand to run workshops and assist with the certification over the yearlong programme.

DCCT’s Inclusion Manager and head of Achieve FC, Lyndon Roberts, says, “We are delighted that players of People’s Postcode Lottery are supporting Achieve FC. DCCT has an excellent track record in providing opportunities for local people to access training and employment. Not only will participants benefit from accredited training and employment, but the local community will benefit from extra football sessions and coaching.”

People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery, where players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for good causes. As a charity lottery, 50p from every £2 ticket goes to support charities and good causes across Great Britain and globally. People’s Postcode Lottery believes in supporting local communities so the money raised stays local to players.  

To learn more about “Achieve FC” and Derby County Community Trust, visit: or e-mail

To find out more about applying for People’s Postcode Trust funding and the projects that the Trust supports visit

If you’d like to be in with a chance to win cash prizes while supporting local good causes, sign up for People’s Postcode Lottery at, or call 0808 10-9-8-7-6-5.


People’s Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Players have raised over £53.8m for good causes across Great Britain and globally.

The Trust aims to make communities a better place for both people and nature by awarding grants of between £500 and £20,000 (£5,000 in Wales) to charities and good causes.

The Trust has awarded over £8.4 million in funding to date and made possible over 1300 charity projects benefiting local communities across Britain.

People’s Postcode Trust was established as an independent charity (charity number SC040387) in April 2009. Visit to find out more.


HSBC Golf Roots Sessions at Bemrose Sports Hall


We are pleased to announce that the HSBC Golf Roots Programme will be returning to Derby County Community Trust. The sessions will be held at Bemrose Sports Hall on Wednesday evenings. They are free of cost and open to all 11-16 year olds. HSBC and Morley Hayes Golf Club will link up with DCCT to deliver the programme, which will include trips to Morley Hayes. Along with learning the great game of golf, participants will have the opportunity to win various Derby County prizes.

The HSBC Golf Roots Programme was introduced in 2003 to bring the game of golf to areas where it previously was not an option. Golf Roots aim is to not only build playing skills but personal skills, as well. Over the past 11 years the programme has grown into the largest junior golf development project in the UK. For any further questions about the Golf Roots Programme feel free to ring us at 01332 667575 or e-mail


Ryan Shotton and Zak Whitbread Speak at "Show Racism the Red Card" Event

Derby County Community Trust and Derby County Football Club were delighted to host “Show Racism the Red Card” on Tuesday 18th November at the iPro Stadium. The educational workshop, held in the Dave Mackay suite, was used to teach local school children about the issue of racism and what they can do to tackle the problem. Derby County first team members Ryan Shotton and Zak Whitbread along with PFA Equalities Education Executive, Jason Lee, were on hand to partake in a question and answer session with the kids.

Shaping up the day were three different workshops throughout the stadium. Yvonne Luce from Global Education Derby presented the first, which took place in the players’ lounge, then Show Racism the Red Card’s session presented by James Kingett in the Dave Mackay suite, and ending with a tour of the ground. The participating schools were Heathfields Primary, Barrow Hill Primary, St. Thomas Catholic Primary, Swanwick Junior, and Bradley Primary. At the conclusion of the workshops and after a short lunch break, the participants were given the chance to ask questions to the DCFC players in a press conference style format. The best questions and efforts were awarded with prize DCFC tickets at the end of the day.

“Show Racism the Red Card” is the UK’s leading anti-racism charity. Last year they held 38 events, attended by 79 professional footballers and managers educating 3,230 young people. This season they are aiming to hold 50 events with professional football clubs. DCCT would like to thank “Show Racism the Red Card” and all the participating schools for coming out to the iPro Stadium and applaud Derbyshire City Council for sponsoring the event.

If you would like to learn more about “Show Racism the Red Card” visit them online at:


Derby County Football Club to Host "Show Racism the Red Card" Education Event

On Tuesday 18th November, from 09:30 to 14:30, Derby County Football Club will host a Show Racism the Red Card educational event, organised with Derby County Community Trust, for local schools. The event has been kindly sponsored by Derbyshire County Council.

Pupils from local schools will take part in workshops delivered by the anti-racism campaign at the iPro Stadium. There will also be additional workshops presented by Global Education Derby and a tour of the stadium. Following the event, SRtRC are asking the young people to create a newspaper style report about the day.

Derby County Football Club players will take part in a question and answer session with the young people after a screening of the SRtRC film.

Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of SRtRC said, “The educational events with football clubs are one of the highlights of our work. It’s brilliant to be able to continue this season’s programme of events with Derby County FC.”

“We’re very grateful to both Derby County in the Community and Derbyshire County Council that they are working in partnership with us. The support from the club and the council ensures this work can take place.”

“SRtRC are aiming to work with 50 football clubs during the 2014-15 season on events like this, in England alone.”

The educational events at football clubs allow young people to experience a first hand interaction with anti-racism role models in the form of professional footballers and spend time thinking critically about this important issue.

During the 2013-14 season the campaign held 38 events in England, attended by 79 professional footballers and managers and educating 3,230 young people.


- Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is the UK’s anti-racism charity. SRtRC uses professional footballers to educate young people about the dangers of racism in football and in society.

- Each season, SRtRC visits clubs in all four divisions in England to host educational events with local school pupils and professional footballers, ex-professionals, managers, coaches and high-profile members of the community.

- More information on the work of SRtRC can be found on their website:

- Questions about the Derby County Football Club event should be sent to Gavin Sutherland: 0191 257 8519 / / 07900921276 or James Kingett: / 07734915023


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