Whitehawk Football Club are proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership with sports, social action and community organisations within Brighton. Hawks In The Community is a unique partnership with The Crew Club, Whitehawk’s Award-winning Youth & Community Centre, Pleece & Co, VYD CIC, The University of Brighton and Your League TV, with the aim of creating fun football training sessions for young people, fitness programmes for adults, focussing on diet, healthy lifestyles on budgets, education through sport and much more.

The partnership also includes a ‘Hawks Heroes’ project for men on the Whitehawk Estate over 35. This Nesta funded 10-week programme is part of a social movement in health and will focus on fitness, health & well-being and football. It will all culminate with a match at The Hawk’s Enclosed Ground in August. The Crew Club’s boy’s football teams have been renamed Crew Club Hawks FC, and the project includes a three year programme to develop boys and girls football on the Estate to create a pathway from Under 7’s through to Under 16’s.

Kevin Miller, Head of Commercial at Whitehawk FC said: “I am so proud that so many people have come together to create something that will leave a long lasting and positive legacy within the Whitehawk Estate. This partnership is designed to get people fit, have some fun, and to give them a renewed sense of purpose., and on behalf of the Club I’d like to thank Darren Snow at the Crew Club for being so responsive in making this happen.”

Darren Snow MBE, Strategic Manager and co-Founder of the Crew Club Said: “This is just what this community needs, people that are passionate about improving the lives of young people and their families within the community coming together to make it happen. We are very excited to be part of this new partnership and we look forward to being part of its future

(Accompanying photo 1 from L-R: From Whitehawk FC, Jude Macdonald, First Team Manager, Andy Schofield, Vice-Chairman, Nigel Thornton, General Manager, Jo Davis, Senior Administrator – Gary Pleece, Pleece & Co, Darren Snow, Strategic Manager and co-Founder of the Crew Club, Kevin Miller, Head of Commercial, Whitehawk FC)

About The Crew Club:

The Crew Club is a community led charity that provides opportunities for children and young peo-
ple; enabling them to take part in a wide range of activities in one of the most deprived areas of

the City from our purpose built, state of the art youth & community centre with outdoor sports fa-

Established in 1999 after the fatal stabbing of a local young person on the Whitehawk Estate. The Crew Club 19 Years later is now considered a beacon in the community providing young people in one of the most deprived areas of the country a place to go, where they can actively take part in projects and activities to keep themselves occupied which provides fun as well as opportunities to improve their lives as well as the community they live in.