About Us

FA Director of Football Development, Sir Trevor Brooking launched the 'Cheltenham Town Community, Education and Sporting Trust' in October 2007 and the Trust received its Charitable Status in May 2008. 
 
The Trust has a Board of nine Trustees who between them have a wide knowledge and understanding of charitable organisations and business in the local and wider community.  The Trust has an operational team of twenty five full and part time staff delivering a range of coaching and educational services across the County of Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.
 
The Trust’s aim is to:
 
Remove barriers that prevent individuals and communities accessing activities and opportunities aimed at improving physical and psychological well-being
 
Use football as the catalyst for regeneration and crime reduction by raising people’s self-esteem and altering life chances through inclusion and participation
 
Develop an integrated model of community provision that will bring people together from a range of backgrounds to share a common experience
 
Encourage active and healthy life styles by creating opportunities that will include learning skills, improving health and having fun and enjoyment with others
 
Generate grass roots investment in people and facilities that reflects the needs of the community
 
Bring all aspects of the Football club’s community work under one umbrella
 
Promote and raise the profile of the club’s community work through the Trust
Sir Trevor Brooking & Local School Children