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Bristol Rovers Community Trust Win GFA Grassroots Project of the Year

26 June 2019

Bristol Rovers Community Trust are delighted to have been presented with another award following winning last year's Bristol Life Charity of the Year 2018.

The Community Trust were last night awarded the Gloucestershire Football Association, Grassroots Project of the Year.

Nominees for the awards highlighted the outstanding grassroots and community work the Trust is involved with, including their adult and youth disability sessions, Wildcats sessions for 5-11 year old girls and their Walking Football groups. The nominees also were highly impressed with the development of Bristol Rovers Women's FC and the Trust's mental health football programme delivered in association with AWP NHS Trust. The 'Recovery Through Sport' project aims to improve peoples mental and physical wellbeing through the power of sport.

The awards, that took place at The Bristol Golf Club, were attended by football clubs from across Bristol and Gloucestershire.

Adam Tutton, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Rovers Community Trust said, "We are honoured to have been recognised by the GFA for our work within grassroots football. We are constantly seeking new ways of engaging people within football, regardless of their abilities, backgrounds or age. Much of the work we do would not be possible without the financial support and expertise of the staff at Gloucestershire Football Association, so a big thanks must go to them."

Ken Masters, Chair of Trustees for Bristol Rovers Community Trust and recipient of the award said, 'We are delighted to have received tonight's award for Grassroots Project of the Year. The work that we are currently undertaking is incredibly important to both the Trust and Football Club and we are delighted to be recognised amongst so many fantastic clubs who are having such a positive impact across our communities."

Further information about all the programmes Bristol Rovers Community Trust are involved with can be found at:www.bristolroverscommunity.org.uk


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