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Contents MISSION: Use the power of Derby County Football Club to improve lives through sport, physical activity and education.

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Encourage participation and achievement in sport.

Improve health and wellbeing by promoting positive lifestyle changes.

Provide, enhance and influence education.

Promote equality and diversity.

Produce more leaders, coaches and volunteers.

Govern the operations of DCCT efficiently and effectively.

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Participation

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Education

VALUES:

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5 Mel Morris CBE

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Derby SSP

20 NCS

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6 Our Team

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Community Engagement

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Girls Football

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7 Financials

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Disability

24 Health

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Caring in our approach. Collaborative in our partnerships. Effective in fulfilling potential.

Rams in Kenya

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Active Choices

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Jonah Anderson

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Proud of our work. Valued by our community.

Saul Simpkin

Partners

Contact Us

Warwick House


The variety and extent of our

In 2017, I was personally

community activities continues

delighted to join participants of

to expand year on year and we

the Active Choices programme, as

now attract funding in excess of

the Derby County Community

£1.3 million into the local area.

Trust celebrated five years of

The scheme has had a very strong

encouraging and supporting

financial year increasing its

behavioural change, amongst

annual turnover to over £1.7m

those who have struggled to beat

as well as increasing its full-time

substance abuse.

staffing levels to 53.

Mel Morris CBE

It has been another successful year for the Trust, using the power of Derby County Football Club to improve peoples lives. We are privileged to be in the position we hold at the heart of our local community, delivering a huge array of outstanding projects for the betterment of those communities.

Every football club wants to see their team winning, and we’re no different at Derby County. However, we also recognise the pivotal role the club has at the heart of the community, where we have a responsibility to offer our help and support. We are proud that DCFC has the ability to engage people, raise hopes and aspirations, inspire and improve lives across the county, spearheaded by the Derby County Community Trust.

We are driven by our mission statement, visions and values that are explained early on in this report, and these help to create the ethos by which we undertake all of our work for the benefit of the community in Derbyshire.

Derby County Community Trust

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This report gives us a chance to highlight all of the good work that goes on at the Community Trust throughout the year and recognise all the hard work carried out by our staff in schools and different community settings throughout the county.

together that we will successfully address the issues facing our community. We would like to thank all of our many stakeholders who have helped us to shape our delivery programmes and wider strategy, without whose support none of this amazing work would be possible.

The variety and extent of our community activities continues to expand year on year and we now attract funding in excess of £1.3 million into the local area. The scheme has had a very strong financial year increasing its annual turnover to over £1.7m as well as increasing its full-time staffing levels to 53.

With 2018 on the horizon, we now focus our attentions on the year ahead and we look forward to continuing and growing the breadth and impact of our work, continuing to improve the lives of people in Derbyshire.

As an organisation over the past year we have retained the Matrix Standard and have continued to invest in our staff to ensure that we retain, recruit and develop outstanding employees.

A big development of the next 12 months will see the Trust partner with community engagement charity and Derby 10K organiser Sporting Futures. Together we have a great history of working collaboratively and we are delighted that we can take this relationship to the next level by integrating staff and delivery programmes into our wider Trust.

We are very proud of our achievements over the course of the past year and this report is our chance to make sure that people are aware of who we are, what we do, and why we do it. The achievements of the Derby County Community Trust over the 12 months would not be possible without the crucial partnerships that we have formed with a wide range of organisations and individuals. It is only by working

2017 has been another huge year for the Derby County Community Trust, with so many successful programmes that have touched the lives of thousands throughout Derbyshire. Their programmes have raised attainment in schools; developed talent pathways; helped people get healthier and stay more active, and made a difference to a record number of people.

In 2017, I was personally delighted to join participants of the Active Choices programme, as the Derby County Community Trust celebrated five years of encouraging and supporting behavioural change amongst those who have struggled to beat substance abuse. The difference this programme has made was there for all to see. It epitomises what just one of our many community programmes can achieve. The team at our Community Trust can be justifiably proud of their achievements, but I know they don’t want to rest on their laurels. Over the coming months and years we will continue to ensure that the Derby County Community Trust’s delivery programmes are underpinned by the very highest aims and objectives, demonstrating the commitment from Derby County Football Club to enhance the lives of the community we live in and serve.

As an organisation we are committed to developing and delivering programmes across Derbyshire that improve the lives of our local community, bringing Sporting Futures’ quality staff, expertise, track record of delivery and partners into DCCT enables us to do even more of this amazing work. We are delighted that we have been able to make this amalgamation work and are excited for what the future will bring.

We are driven by our mission statement, visions and values that are explained early on in this report, and these help to create the ethos by which we undertake all of our work for the benefit of the community in Derbyshire.

We are proud that DCFC has the ability to engage people, raise hopes and aspirations, inspire and improve lives across the county, spearheaded by the Derby County Community Trust.

Derby County Community Trust

Simon Carnall

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Staff Chart Innovation Coordinator HANNAH STANIER

Disability Officer STUART ASQUITH

Apprentice Data Analyst CHARLIE HOUGHTON

Marketing and Communications Officer

MEGAN PATRICK

Marketing and Communications Manager

LAUREN ASQUITH

OLIVER WILSON

Education Support JACOB STRAW

Active Choices Officer LEE FEARNLEY

Active Choices Team Leader

ADAM ROWLEY

Education Manager KIERON WICKS

Physical Activity and Health Officer SARA ADCOCK

Movement Children and Young People JESS NEEDHAM

Active Supporters Mens Health Livewell Advisor CHRIS RUSSELL

Movement Children and Young Peoples Coordinator

STEPHANIE THOMPSON

Active Supporters Mens Health Advisor JACK BELL

Community Engagement Coach (South)

Active Schools Manager ARWEN GREEN

Active Supporters Team Leader LUKE WILKINSON

Community Engagement Officer (North)

Community Engagement Officer

DAVID GOULDING

Financials

JODIE HAYES Statement of financial activities incorporating income and expenditure account for the year ended 30 June 2017.

ANDREW WILSON Restricted funds 2017 (£)

Unrestricted funds 2017 (£)

Total funds 2017 (£)

Total funds 2016 (£)

1,098,013

1,867,739

769,726

1,568,730

-

4,032

4,032

9,114

1,098,013

1,871,771

773,558

1,577,844

Charitable Activities

1,287,837

1,874,916

587,079

1,485,461

Total Expenditure:

1,287,837

1,874,916

587,079

1,485,461

(189,824)

(3,145)

186,679

92,383

189,824

-

(189,824)

-

Net Income / (Expenditure) before other recognised gains and losses

-

(3,145)

(3,145)

92,383

Net movement in funds

-

(3,145)

(3,145)

92,383

Total funds brought forward

-

401,071

401,071

308,688

Total funds carried forward

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397,926

397,926

401,071

Community Engagement Manager

Health Manager SHARON DALE

GAVIN LEWIS INCOME FROM: Charitable Activities

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Head of Community SIMON CARNALL

Community Manager PAUL NEWMAN

Other Trading Activities Total income:

EXPENDITURE ON:

Finance Manager DONNA OAKLEY

Finance Officer HELEN HILL

SSP Business Manager

Partnerships and Impact Manager

Assistant Administrator

JO WILKINSON

WILL TURNER

NAZIA PARVEEN

Community Administrator

CARLY BURNS

Events Manager EMMA PILGRIM

Assistant Administrator

LUCAS CARTER

Participation Manager RICH MANSFIELD

School Project Officer LAUREN SLATER

NCS Project Manager SIMON DOHERTY

NCS Project Officer GREG SHONE

NCS Project Officer DAISY GIULIANO

Net Income / (Expenditure) before transfers Transfers between Funds

SSP Participation Manager

SSP Specialist PE Teacher

SSP Physical Activity Officer

LIAM DRAKE

PAUL EDWARDS

CHRIS BETHELL

SSP Apprentice

TIFFANY FLETCHER

Finance Manager (on maternity leave) ROBYN COLES

Community Coach

RYAN KIRBY

Community Coach

DANNY TOMLINSON

Community Coach

NCS Administrator

TASH HALLAM

CORA DOHERTY

Community Coach

Community Coach

Community Coach

Community Coach

Community Coach

ARRON CUTTRISS

KELLY BISHOP

SAM HOWARD

JOE PICKERING

ELLIOT DAWSON

Modern Apprentice (2nd Year)

Modern Apprentice (2nd Year)

Modern Apprentice (2nd Year)

Modern Apprentice (1st Year)

Modern Apprentice (1st Year)

PATRICK BINNION

LEWIS DUROW

ZACK YATES

SAUL SIMPKIN

JACK VERNON

Community Coach (20hrs)

Community Coach (20hrs)

PAT OAKES

CRAIG ROSE

Community Coach (15hrs)

JACOB O’KEEFE

Community Coach (20hrs)

BRANDAN WRIGHT

Community Coach (20hrs)

HEATHER BENNETT

RECONCILIATION OF FUNDS

Derby County Community Trust

Club Development and Disability Manager

RTC Admin BRIAN BENNETT

Movement Children and Young People BEN ASQUITH

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200+ weekly sessions

ÂŁ1.7m invested in the community 60 full-time staff

17000+ participants Youngest participant 3

Oldest participant 98


We are a Tier One deliverer of the Premier League Primary Stars programme which has allowed us to extend our presence in schools this year. A new PSHE project, ‘Resilient Rammie’ has been developed and piloted in key Partner Schools.

participants taking part in the U11 Kids Cup

Participation Participation programmes within Derby County Community Trust have grown this year as we continue to support youngsters across a varied range of sessions.

children per day participating during holiday coaching courses

Up to 80 afterschool clubs running each week

children taking part in our Weekend Coaching sessions

We are a Tier One deliverer of the Premier League Primary Stars programme which has allowed us to extend our presence in schools. A new PSHE project, ‘Resilient Rammie’ has been developed and piloted in key Partner Schools. Our apprentices progressed hugely throughout the year with two completing their NVQ Level 3 Sports Development, three completing their NVQ Level 2 Activity Leadership and one apprentice, Brandan Wright, continuing his studies with us on the Derby County Community Trust’s degree programme. Along with our apprentices, our community coaches have continued to develop, three have completed their AfPE Level 5 qualification and a further two have gained their AfPE Level 3. Another three coaches have also gained their Level 3 Diploma in Management. 13 players have progressed from the DCCT Talent ID Programme (TIPs) into the DCFC player pathway. U11 players from the programme have taken part in a threeday tour at the New Balance International Cup, hosted in Huddersfield. Etwall Primary School followed in the footsteps of Hilton Primary School by winning the EFL Kids Cup at Wembley Stadium ahead of the Championship Play-off Final in May. Representing Derby County, they triumphed 2-1 over representatives from Ipswich Town to lift the trophy in front of the Wembley crowd.

Derby County Community Trust

230 participants on the Talent ID Programme (TIPs) with 13 players progressing into the DCFC player pathway

What next? Over the next year the ‘Resilient Rammie’ PSHE programme will be rolled out fully as part of the Partner School Programme and the Premier League Primary Stars ‘Reading Stars’ programme, which aims to inspire and engage reluctant readers, will be delivered in Partner Schools. We will also develop a SATs survival and wellbeing programme for Year 6 pupils. A further two apprentice coaches will be taken into the team to start a two-year programme of academic and vocational education, and we will also expand our holiday coaching sessions to cover at least one more venue. Rich Mansfield, Participation Manager said:

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“There have been a number of exciting developments within the department this academic year which have been extremely well received and supported by our Partner Schools. To ensure that these programmes have been a success and delivered to the highest standards, the coaches have worked particularly hard on their own professional development with courses such as the AfPE Level 3 and Level 5 being completed by many. “Our success at the U11 Kids Cup National Final with Etwall Primary School is something we are extremely proud of and is testament to the support given to the competition by the schools as well as the hard work that the staff put in to organise and run the tournament at all stages. “We are excited to develop our programmes further next academic year as the department and the Trust continues to grow.”

Etwall Primary School followed in the footsteps of Hilton Primary School by

Our success at the U11 Kids Cup National Final with Etwall Primary School is something we are extremely proud of and is testament to the support given to the competition by the schools as well as the hard work that the staff put in to organise and run the tournament at all stages.

winning the EFL Kids Cup at Wembley Stadium ahead of the Championship Play-off Final. Representing Derby County, they triumphed 2-1 over representatives from Ipswich Town to lift the trophy in front

Rich Mansfield, Participation Manager

of the Wembley crowd.


Over the past academic year, the Derby City SSP have formulated a new affiliation package which was taken up by nearly every school in Derby. The new offer

Over 6000 Participants

Natasha Johnson, Teacher at St George’s Catholic Voluntary Academy

52 Events 177 Festivals 125 Competitions 29 Workshops

Since 2013 the Derby County Community Trust have hosted the Derby City School Sports Partnership. As a unique partnership between an SSP and football club community scheme, it provides a fantastic opportunity to work closely with primary, secondary and special schools to develop opportunities in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity. Over the past academic year, the Derby City SSP have formulated a new affiliation package which was taken up by nearly every primary school in Derby. The new offer allows them to sign up to a bespoke ‘activity wheel’ which places schools at the heart of the wheel and promotes a holistic approach. 2017 has proved to be the busiest to date, with over 350 competitions, festivals and events providing high attendances across the board. The flagship event ‘Celebration of Dance’ engaged with 1,129 young people. This year Derby City SSP have extended their offer to schools with an even broader range of events and programmes to access. The new Physical Activity Festivals have proven extremely popular and there’s been a good response to some new cross curricular programmes.

bespoke ‘activity wheel’ which places schools at the heart of the wheel and promotes a holistic approach too.

This includes a Literacy through Sport Programme delivered jointly with Pobble. We also got involved with the first ever National Writing Day and ran an event using sport as a stimulus to engage children in their writing. Physical Education training and workshops have continued to make a difference to a number of teachers to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver PE. The SSP put the 3rd cohort of delegates through the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of PE and Level 5/6 Qualifications in Primary School PE Specialism and Subject Leadership. In addition, the Derby City SSP launched two new resources: Fitness is FUN and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities. What Next Next year will be even busier for Derby City SSP, with even more opportunities in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity. The calendar is full with our popular events and new additions such as Active Learning Festivals, a Festive Festival, Dodgeball and Multi-sport Festivals along with more workshops such as policy writing, safe practice in PE, Active Learning, Active Storytelling and curriculum swimming.

Affiliated Schools

“This year we launched a new affiliation package for schools called an ‘Activity Wheel’. This has been a much bigger offer than previous years and we are delighted that almost every school in Derby has signed up and shaped an ‘Activity Wheel’ to develop Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity. We are delighted that so many school staff and pupils have benefitted from the opportunities we have provided.”

204 Leaders / 29 Workshops

Jo Wilkinson, SSP Manager

Derby County Community Trust

Derby City SSP have made a massive impact on my outlook of teaching PE and my confidence in knowing I am providing the children with everything they need to be able to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Thank you so much.

Derby City School Sports Partnership

allows them to sign up to a

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A recent development is the merge of DCCT and Sporting Futures, a local charity with aims similar to our own, using

Qualifications

Competitions

sport to engage young people and encourage positive life choices.

Community Engagement 3 Anti-racism workshops engaging 450 pupils

DCCT’s Inclusion offer has engaged in more initiatives than ever before this year. Through partnership work with other local organisations we provide a valuable service in communities which don’t otherwise receive these opportunities. The merge with Sporting Futures will mean our presence in the wider county is improved and we can use the power of the football club to inspire change beyond the city. Gavin Lewis, Community Engagement Manager

National schemes we’ve been part of include the Football v Homophobia week, dedicated to eradicating homophobia from football at all levels. We also supported Refugee Week, providing an opportunity to celebrate refugees’ contributions to the UK, and have extended our provision to include a session dedicated to helping refugees’ integration. We took part in the Remembering Srebrenica Annual Football Tournament to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, making a stand against hatred and intolerance. We hosted the biannual Show Racism the Red Card event, delivered in partnership with Derby City Council, PCC, DCFC, PFA, Derby Ladies and targeted schools to tackle racism in society. We worked at The Bemrose School to deliver a Junior Football Leaders Course so they could support pupils from their feeder schools. We also delivered a Sports Leaders L1 course with the Prince’s Trust for young people who were out of education or employment at the time. Many of the young people we work with in both our Kicks and Alternative Kicks sessions (youth clubs, multi-sport and dance activities) don’t have much opportunity to leave the Derby boundary, so we took them to various locations across the country supporting them to integrate with other young people from a variety of backgrounds.

Volunteers

During the delivery in the last 12 months the new programmes that we have established include a new session for refugees, established with support of the Derby

Refugee and Advice Centre and using football as a means of integrating people into society. NHS staff attend projects on a 3-week cycle and bolt on to our sessions to have access to young people in Derby who are often hardest to reach. They offer advice and referrals to young people, encouraging sexual health awareness. Another activity we have added to some sessions is DJ workshops, open mic and music production, enabling young people to make and produce their own music. We use these sessions as a different medium from sport to access a different audience. Working with the local police, we ran sessions which enable staff from the Youth Offending Team to attend the project and support us. These sessions are ran as a preventative tool, to encourage the young people we work with to improve their life choices. What next? Over the next year we have identified a couple of specific new developments, which include building on existing relationships and partnerships, continuing to drive these forward and ensure that all goals and targets are once again adequately met. Premier League 4 Sport funding will now transition into developing the Premier League Kicks programme. A recent development is the merge of DCCT and Sporting Futures, a local charity with aims similar to our own, using sport to engage young people and encourage positive life choices. A shared resource approach will enable the programme to deliver to a wider catchment and into areas further afield than just city wide. This will enable the programme to have a great reach and impact.

Derby County Community Trust

734 Participants (121 Females)

Community Engagement at the Derby County Community Trust continues to support young people from disadvantaged communities to take part in sports and physical activities. This year we’ve continued to offer weekly PL Kicks sessions and took part in local and national initiatives.

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7 New Disability Teams and 38 Disability Satellite Sessions

Expansion has been a key element for the Derby County Community Trust’s disability programme across 2016/17. The launch of the FA Disability Workforce Fund and The EFL Trust Every Player Counts Programme greatly increased scope to encourage more people

Disability

with disabilities to get involved with football.

1 FA Disability Cup Winner

Qualified FA Coaching Disabled Footballers

689 Participants

We aim to ensure that disabled people develop their full potential through the medium of sport by providing playing opportunities for all disabled players. Sessions range from pan-disability to specific and elite opportunities, including multi-sport and football specific sessions. The past 12 months has seen a great deal of success for the Derby County Community Trust’s disability programme. An FA Cup win in the U16 Female Deaf Futsal final back in May was an incredible achievement and the DS Active Rams, Derby County’s Down Syndrome football team, finishing runners up in the National League and winning the Derbyshire FA’s Disability Project of the Year topped off a fantastic year.

Schools

Ages 4 - 98 years (94 year age span)

Derby County Community Trust

The Derby County Community Trust’s disability projects aim to create accessible opportunities for children and adults to participate in physical activity sessions. This is primarily achieved through the creation of inclusive clubs throughout Derbyshire.

On top of these team honours, the disability programme’s elite football opportunities have also seen a few incredible achievements for individual participants. Two players from Cerebral Palsy elite football opportunities received call ups to the England CP development squad and eight players have been selected for the FA Emerging Talent Programme. Expansion has been a key element for the Derby County Community Trust’s disability programme across 2016/17. The launch of the FA Disability Workforce Fund and The EFL Trust Every Player Counts Programme greatly increased scope to encourage more people with disabilities to get involved with football.

Collaboration has also proved to be key. The Disability and Health programmes within the Derby County Community Trust have begun to work together to provide sustainable exit routes into mainstream activity. The Active Minds programme is a prime example, offering specific physical activity sessions to those who suffer from mental health issues with the aim of integrating them into the Active Ewe programme.

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What Next? Continued development is a high priority for the Disability Programme, year two of the FA Disability Workforce Fund and EFL Trust Every Player Counts Programme will continue to develop what the Derby County Community Trust offer. 2017 will see Derby become the hub for Elite Disability Football in the region, bringing together players ages 7-17 years who show the potential to represent internationally within Disability football. We will work in partnership with the Derby County Community Trust Health Programmes to develop the Winning Minds initiative - a youth leadership programme to improve mental wellbeing through social action and volunteering. An FA Cup win in the U16 Female Deaf Futsal final back in May was an incredible

I’m delighted the programme continues to grow year on year, nationally disability football has really taken off and I am proud to say that Derby is at the forefront of the movement. We’ve been asked to present our good practice to all EFL clubs and Premier League clubs in the last 12 months.

achievement and the DS Active Rams, Derby County’s Down Syndrome football team, finishing runners up in the National League and winning the Derbyshire FA’s Disability Project of the Year topped off a

Lauren Asquith, Club Development and Disability Manager

fantastic year.


Derby County Community Trust work in partnership with Higher Education and Further Education providers as well as local schools and businesses to provide an extraordinary

USW degree learners Learners on Derby College Football and Education Programme

to achieve in football, sports development and coaching whilst

Education Derby County Community Trust work in partnership with Higher Education and Further Education providers as well as local schools and businesses to provide an extraordinary platform for talented individuals to achieve in football, sports development and coaching whilst continuing their studies. The introduction of a new Traineeship programme in partnership with Chesterfield College has seen more learners extend links with other departments of the Community Trust. The Traineeships look to give 16-18 year olds who aren’t currently in education or employment the opportunity to gain valuable experience and qualifications across a 12-week period. Six participants completed the first course. The expansion of the department doesn’t stop there, the Football and Education programme, which works with Derby College to give 16-18 year olds the opportunity to gain A-level and BTEC qualifications whilst competing in elite football, grew by 25% to accommodate 55 learners. The increase in capacity also saw both squads finish in the top three of their respective leagues. The Community Football Coaching and Development Foundation Degree also saw a rise of 50% with 18 completing the year and working with the Derby College

continuing their studies.

programme to further nurture their coaching and the talents of young individuals progressing through the education programmes. We continued to work in partnership with Rolls-Royce on the Kick Off Take Off programme. 300 year 6 and year 7 students took part, learning how maths and science skills will work in job related activities. What Next? The next 12 months will see the Education programmes look to further expand… Football and Education will look to increase the number of learners to more than 70 and include an elite team playing in a national football league against other football club community schemes. The University of South Wales degree course will look to increase recruitment and access a greater variety of live work experience within the football club, ranging from match analysis to strength and conditioning. The Traineeship programme will be refined to ten weeks on the next recruitment drive and will include hands on event experience at the Derby County Training Centre.

Worked with 10 schools to deliver ‘Kick Off Take Off’ sessions with Rolls Royce to 300 learners The Education department has developed over the last 12 months with greater support for specialist training and personal development within the staff team. We are very lucky to have several dedicated and experienced staff members who provide different skill sets to give all learners the best possible opportunities. This has resulted in excellent progression and pathways for all and raised awareness of our initiatives. Kieron Wicks, Education Manager

Derby County Community Trust

6 Traineeship places offered

platform for talented individuals

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Over the past 12 months, the Derby County Community Trust’s NCS programme has grown tremendously with four new members of staff taking the

Raised £22,679.81

Ellie Else, NCS Participant

NCS - National Citizen Service

increase of 750% which has seen us become the biggest provider of NCS in the region.

NCS is designed to create a more cohesive society by mixing young teenagers from a wide variety of backgrounds, while supporting their transition into adulthood by enabling them to develop essential skills for work and life.

Across the seven waves, 39 teams completed projects, raising £22,679.81. The time and funds added to a social return of approximately £150,000, making a real difference across Derby by creating fantastic partnerships with local organisations and charities.

Over the past 12 months, the Derby County Community Trust’s NCS programme has grown tremendously with four new members of staff taking the programme to 524 participants from 70 the previous year, an increase of 750% which has seen us become the biggest provider of NCS in the region.

Graduation Graduations provided the opportunity for all participants to reflect on their experience and reunite with their team.

The summer of 2017 saw participants split into seven separate waves to take on the four-week journey:

The 2017 “Grad of the Year” was Katie Desmond, who will now get the opportunity to deliver a social action project as part of the 2018 Rams in Kenya trip.

Phase 1 Week one saw participants take over Kibblestone Scout Camp, splitting into teams and living with each other at the outdoor activity centre. Activites included rock climbing, raft building, hiking and archery.

Approx. social return of

from 70 the previous year, an

Throughout the four-week journey, participants, staff and organisations nominated a “Grad of the Year”.

What next The next 12 months will see the Derby County Community Trust increase delivery to over 600 NCS participants. The NCS team will continue working hard with the goal of making the programme one of the best in the country.

Phase 2 Week two saw teams reunited at University of Derby halls of residence where they developed life skills such as confidence, leadership and communication to boost their CV or UCAS personal statement. They also met community organisations and charities such as Dementia Friends and the YMCA as they began to plan for weeks three and four.

524 Year 11 and 12 students participated

The university experience was rewarding for both the young people and their parents who rated it at an average of 9/10 on their customer satisfaction surveys. Phases 3 & 4 Weeks three and four are where participants deliver a social action project within their community.

Grad of the Year - Katie Desmond

The past twelve months has seen a huge investment from Derby County Community Trust’s NCS programme, we have put in a strong core team to develop the programme into the biggest in the region. Working on the programme for the past five years it never fails to amaze me what the young people can achieve, this year has been no exception.

Voluntary hours

Simon Doherty, NCS Project Manager

Derby County Community Trust

NCS was such a great experience for me, as well as having four weeks full of laughs with some amazing people, I took a lot away from it. During NCS I was able to discover myself as a person, understand my opportunities and realise that I can do anything I put my mind to. I grew up a lot over that summer and I now feel very driven to be the best version of myself that I can be.

programme to 524 participants

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65 players within Tier 2 FA Regional Talent Club

The transition through to elite has continued to improve. The Derby County Girls Regional Talent Club maintained its tier two licence in 2016/17 with players Abbey Jones and Jamey Brewster receiving regular call ups to represent England.

Girls’ Football

Volunteers

part with 170 girls donning their boots. Queen Elizabeth Grammar School progressed to represent Derby County at the regional finals.

By utilising high quality coaches at satellite sessions, the Premier League Girls’ programme has seen several participants feel confident enough to transfer from satellites to the football club setting. The Community Trust work closely with Derbyshire County FA to continue to identify grassroots football clubs where there is real potential.

What next? In 2017/18 we will be developing a number of regular Futsal sessions (11+), female walking football, Soccercise and women’s (16+) sessions whilst maintaining our links with primary and secondary schools.

On top of the satellite clubs, links have continued to be established with local schools to develop female football on a greater scale, offering several after school clubs and increasing football on the curriculum. The PL Girls programme has now evolved its offer to be more inclusive, including several variations of football activity including Futsal and Soccercise to attract individuals who are new to football.

14 satellite clubs

Engaged 625 female participants Girls Cup competition engaged with 180 girls from 18 schools

The transition through to elite has continued to improve. The Derby County Girls Regional Talent Club maintained its tier two licence in 2016/17 with players Abbey Jones and Jamey Brewster receiving regular call ups to represent England. Coaches, leaders and volunteers have been developed across the girls’ football offer. One young volunteer coach has transitioned from volunteering on PL Girls to a part time coaching role with South Derbyshire District Council through the support of the Community Trust. A key event for the year was the EFL U13 Girls’ Cup, held in December 2016. The competition saw 18 local schools take

It’s been a fantastic year for Girls Football in Derby, with the popularity of the game on the rise again we are pleased to continue to develop opportunities. I have no doubt the programme will continue to develop in 2017/18.

Competitions

Lauren Asquith, Club Development Manager

Derby County Community Trust

The Derby County Community Trust’s Girls’ Football programmes have continued to develop and attract new participants over the past year.

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Active Choices celebrated its fifth year as it continues to provide abstinence based and nonabstinence based interventions to

over 60s worked with to reduce risks of falls Aided the recovery of substance misuse for 174 people

primary aged children engaged to increase physical activity

It also provides educational workshops to support individuals to gain experience and employment in order to combat

Health

homelessness.

Derby County Community Trust’s health programmes are delivered in partnership with Derby City Council’s Public Health Department. They aim to deliver targeted health intervention programmes to reduce health inequalities and promote healthy lifestyles to people living in Derbyshire, offering tailored packages for individuals from 5 to 95 years. Over the last year we’ve introduced a whole school approach programme to tackle inactivity within primary school settings and address childhood obesity. This has increased the effectiveness of our Active Child evidence based initiative which supports children aged 5 – 17 and their families to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

of falling, and this year we’ve introduced Walking Football as part of the programme.

Active Choices celebrated its fifth year as it continues to provide abstinence based and non-abstinence based interventions to substance misusing individuals. It also provides educational workshops to support individuals to gain experience and employment in order to combat homelessness. This year saw one Active Choices participant, Marek Hyde, captain England at the Homeless World Cup in Oslo.

What next? In the coming months, we aim to extend the area we deliver our services in to cover more of the county. We are extending the types of provision available for adults who access our services to include catering for those who require mental health care and also for those who are recovering from or living with cancer, to ensure their quality of life is maintained to the best possible standard.

Other programmes include Active Supporters which reduces sedentary behaviour and raises awareness around health issues prevalent to men, delivering a weight management programme and smoking cessation service specifically targeted at adult males. The Active Ewe programme continues to offer female-only sessions aimed at improving self-confidence and physical activity levels.

The Forever Active programme will develop to include a specific pathway for ex-service personnel and families will be able to access increased provision in local community settings.

Forever Active is aimed at older people aged 60+ to increase physical activity, reduce social isolation and reduce the risk

For our younger participants we will raise awareness of healthy eating and the importance of physical activity with a focus on physical literacy in under 5s and introduce Move IT - a physical activity programme for 14 – 18-year olds living in Derby.

The health programme has grown from strength to strength this year, seeing the introduction and development of new innovative programmes which support residents in Derbyshire to improve their health and wellbeing. We now have a diverse health team, each of whom has key skills and knowledge which has enabled us to widen our offer and meet the needs of new target audiences. Sharon Dale, Health Manager

Derby County Community Trust

Helped 784 people to become healthier and more active

substance misusing individuals.

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Rams in Kenya Trip

Having contacted friends and family in the UK, a Justgiving page was set up in the hope of raising £3000 to save Clifton’s life. Within just 48 hours the page had raised close to £7000 which wouldn’t only save Clifton’s life but would save his

Rams in Kenya

foot as well, which was at risk of being amputated.

partner schools

More than

June 2017 saw the Derby County Community Trust give 59 volunteers the chance to spend two weeks in Kenya, where they built classrooms and improved youngsters’ education and sports skills.

raised for 3 partners schools in Nakuru

School Classrooms Renovated

After consulting with a local doctor, it was discovered that if the infection got much worse Clifton would only have around six months to live.

Volunteers spent the 14 days working at St. Trizah, Ungana and Jubilee Schools, based across the Rhonda slum areas of Nakuru.

Having contacted friends and family in the UK, a Justgiving page was set up in the hope of raising £3000 to save Clifton’s life. Within just 48 hours the page had raised close to £7000 which wouldn’t only save Clifton’s life but would save his foot as well, which was at risk of being amputated.

Across the three schools they built four new classrooms and renovated three, a perimeter wall was funded and began to take shape at Jubilee along with an extractor chimney for the kitchen, guttering was installed at St. Trizah and volunteers continued to support with teaching at all schools.

What next? The Rams in Kenya team will return in 2018 with the hope of taking 80+ volunteers and moving to support a fourth school.

One moving story from this year’s trip was the volunteers’ interaction with a young pupil at Jubilee Academy named Clifton. Some time ago Clifton had been hit by a car,

We will also look to develop a year-round feeding and teacher funding programme to support the schools outside of the two-week visits.

Volunteers in 2017

raised for DCCT Disability Programme

Volunteers over 6 years

Our annual trip to Kenya to support the children at Ungana, St. Trizah and Jubilee schools has now become part of the fabric of what our Community Trust offers. It is incredibly rewarding and humbling for all the volunteers to experience such a different culture whilst offering long term support to the wonderful children and staff whose spirit continues to amaze every time we visit. Furthermore, it’s another wonderful example of how Derby County can reach and inspire communities, however far they may be away. Paul Newman, Community Manager

Derby County Community Trust

The trip was the sixth time we have had a presence in the East-African nation since 2012, with over 200 volunteers having now made the journey.

resulting in a serious foot injury which had become badly infected. With his family being unable to afford treatment, volunteers set out to do all they could to help.

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To celebrate the programme reaching half a decade, April saw

Active Choices Celebrates Five Years in 2017

We are so proud of Active Choices and its achievements over the past five years, the programme has continued to go from strength to strength. Our levels of referrals and the partners working with us continue to increase, raising the profile of the programme and allowing us to increase the variety of sessions on offer. Sharon Dale, Health Manager

The programme, which was formed back in 2012, is a healthy lifestyle and behavioural change programme which helps people who have struggled with substance misuse issues. As of 2017, the programme has now helped over 500 people with drug and alcohol problems to turn their lives around, giving them the opportunity to receive one-to-one support and take part in worthwhile activities at a critical point in their recovery. To celebrate the programme reaching half a decade, April saw the Derby County Community Trust invite all previous participants back to Pride Park Stadium for a reunion to tie in with the EFL’s Community Day of Action. The day saw over 100 previous participants come together for a three-course meal, with those who have been impacted most sharing their journeys with the room. Jon Fairbrother, a previous participant who has gone on to work as a coach with the Derby County Community Trust said: “The Active Choices programme has been a huge help to me, starting off as a client in 2012 I have now gone on to become a member of staff for the Community Trust. “For me, the success of Active Choices is down to the structure it provides to a client’s recovery. There are loads of sports and fitness sessions available and the regular meet ups with an advisor provide a lot of support.”

Trust invite all previous participants back to Pride Park Stadium for a reunion to tie in with the EFL’s Community Day of Action.

The event saw Derby County Chairman Mel Morris and first team player Ikechi Anya give up their time to be part of the day and even hand out a couple of surprise awards to two ‘unsung heroes’ of the programme. Following the celebration event, Adam Rowley who leads on the programme said: “It was a great day and a wonderful way to celebrate the recovery of the large number of people present. We hope we can now go onto bigger and better things and be back in five years’ time, celebrating a decade of Active Choices.” Active Choices continues to be a flagship programme for the Community Trust, 2017 saw it win the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Professional Community Programme of the Year. This was a national honour presented by HRH The Earl of Wessex, awarded for the programme’s ability to use sport and recreation as a tool to improve both physical and mental wellbeing. On the programme as a whole, Health Manager Sharon Dale said: “We are so proud of the Active Choices and its achievements over the past five years, the programme has continued to go from strength to strength. Our levels of referrals and the partners working with us continue to increase, raising the profile of the programme and allowing us to increase the variety of sessions on offer. As the service continues to grow and improve, positive discharge rates are continuing to increase. As of 2017 we are seeing 71% of participants successfully completing the programme.”

The future is bright for Active Choices, Adam and the team are now moving participants successfully into mainstream sports and physical activity sessions, training and educating participants and increasing employability by offering volunteer placements at the Derby County Community Trust. Sharon Dale, Health Manager

Derby County Community Trust

2017 has seen the Derby County Community Trust’s Active Choices programme celebrate five years of supporting recovery in Derby.

the Derby County Community

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The Community Trust have given Jonah the opportunity to further develop himself. His

Jonah Anderson I have been grateful to complete nationally recognised qualifications and support those less fortunate than myself.

I just wanted to play football and help others get involved in the sport.

Jonah Anderson, 22, from Littleover has become an integral part of the Derby County Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks and Community Engagement programmes over the past 12 months. Having moved to Derby from Jamaica at the age of 16, Jonah had always had a passion for football and had dreamed of becoming a professional player. Moving to a new country at such a young age can be a difficult process for anyone, so when he was spotted by one of the Derby County Community Trust coaches playing football at Normanton Park back in 2012 he was invited to a Premier League Kicks session within the park. Premier League Kicks looks to create opportunities for young people at the heart of their communities. Its links to local football clubs have given a number of Premier League players their first opportunities to get involved in the sport, Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha being a big ambassador of the programme. On getting involved, Jonah said: “It was really good opportunity for me, I hadn’t had much chance to get involved with football, the PL Kicks session gave me the opportunity to start making friends in my local area.” Since then, the Community Trust have given Jonah the opportunity to further develop himself. His passion for football has seen him develop a keen interest in coaching and he has completed his Sports Leaders Level One qualification along with his FA Level One in Football Coaching in 2017.

him develop a keen interest in coaching and he has completed his Sport Leader Level One qualification along with his FA Level One in Football Coaching in 2017.

He currently attends sessions at Normanton Park, not only as a participant, but as a volunteer coach as well. Jonah said: “I have been fortunate to engage with the Kicks Programme as it has given me confidence to work with people and lead small groups. With this I have been grateful to complete nationally recognised qualifications and support those less fortunate than myself.” The programme has given Jonah scope of where he wants to go within football, he still has dreams of playing at a high level, but just wants to be involved in any way he can. Jonah added: “For me, I just wanted to be playing football and helping others get involved in the sport. I’ve always had dreams of becoming a professional, however I’m really enjoying my coaching now so I’m keen to get more involved in sessions, gain more qualifications and just see where it goes.” The next step for Jonah would be becoming an employed coach with the Community Trust. Gavin Lewis, Community Engagement Officer at the Community Trust expects him to go all the way. Gavin said: “Jonah’s commitment to the programme has not only seen his confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills increase, but his maturity has developed on a large scale. Recently, Jonah’s mother passed away, on the day of her funeral, he still attended a First Aid session, as he felt the bigger picture was just as important. Jonah is now in transition to become a paid member of staff imparting his skills, confidence and love for the game.”

Jonah’s commitment to the programme has not only seen his confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills increase, but his maturity has developed on a large scale. Recently, Jonah’s mother passed away, on the day of her funeral, he still attended a First Aid session, as he felt the bigger picture was just as important. Jonah is now in transition to become a paid member of staff imparting his skills, confidence and love for the game. Gavin Lewis, Community Engagement Officer

Derby County Community Trust

I have been fortunate to engage with the Kicks Programme as it has given me confidence to work with people and lead small groups.

“PL Kicks Has Given Me The Confidence To Work With People”

passion for football has seen

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Derby County Community Trust work in partnership with

Massive Garden Makeover For Warwick House Residents at Warwick House Care Home are enjoying a beautiful new garden following a makeover by the Derby County Community Trust’s NCS Programme; supported by Derby Homes, Derby County Football Club and Wickes.

Warwick House is a respite centre which provides short break services for adults with profound and complex learning disabilities, autism and behaviours of concern.

I cannot thank the NCS project and all the teams enough for what they have done for the young adults; it truly is life changing and they should all be so very proud of what they have achieved. Michelle Payne, Manager at Warwick House

The NCS programme provides 16 and 17 year olds from across Derby with the opportunity to use their summer break to experience adventure, discover new skills and deliver a social action project in the local community. Ahead of the summer, the building at Warwick House had a very large grass area with little accessibility or use for residents due to the range of disabilities. A renovation project was needed however with little time or funds; staff had been unable to complete the work. Many residents of the care home have little access to the wider community due to their disabilities so a garden that is interesting, safe and can be used for activities would enhance their stay and have a huge impact on wellbeing and peace of mind for parents and carers. Four NCS groups worked with Warwick House as a social action project during the summer, each with a desire to revamp and transform the area into a new garden for residents. The groups took over fundraising, planning, manual work and called on support from local and national organisations for the revamp.

Education providers as well as local schools and businesses to provide an extraordinary platform for talented individuals to achieve in football, sports development and coaching whilst continuing their studies.

Plants and materials were donated and time was volunteered by local residents and businesses to make sure the project was a success. Donations included: • A £2,300 voucher from Derby County Football Club and Wickes • Two workmen from Derwent Fencing donated two weeks of their time to the project • Materials were donated by Buildbase • Local recycling and waste company, Magfern donated two skips • Plants were donated by Little Eaton Garden Centre Following months of work, Warwick House now have a sensory garden with accessible paths, a secret garden area, decorated fences, plants, a ferris wheel display and plenty of space for residents to sit and enjoy the area. At the official opening, Michelle Payne Manager at Warwick House said: “The work that has taken place has exceeded the expectations of everyone at Warwick House and this is down to the hard work and commitment of the NCS project. “Each week the teams came to Warwick House and worked so very hard in planning, fundraising and then working on the garden. This means that the young adults that had never been able to access the garden now can and the smiles and squeals of delight make it all worthwhile.

Our NCS team felt that it would be a good idea help the residents of Warwick House have a more enjoyable stay whilst there. Our slogan for our project was ‘to make it a home, not a hospital’. We worked hard to build a secret garden to provide calm & quiet for residents and planted lots of colourful flowers across the garden. We felt we could contribute to helping the residents and staff of Warwick House, making them happier whilst there & feel we achieved that! Elliot Blair, NCS Participant

Derby County Community Trust

The new gardens were shown off in their full glory at the end of the summer with Derby County’s mascot, Rammie, making an appearance to the delight of residents and visitors.

Higher Education and Further

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Now, Saul is employed as an

Saul was scouted for the East Midlands cerebral palsy Centre of Excellence.

Apprentice Coach at the Derby County Community Trust, and is progressing well. He recently won gold representing England at the Under 19 Para-Youth Games in Italy.

Saul Simpkin recently won gold representing England at the U19 ParaYouth Games in Italy.

Saul became involved with Derby County Community Trust as a youngster. Having been born with Cerebral Palsy, a condition which affects his movement and coordination he was referred to our Disability Programme after expressing an interest in taking part in sport.

Saul’s motivation in his new role is to inspire others to play sport regardless of their circumstances, and positively impact lives through sport or physical activity just like the Trust did for him.

He started playing in 2008, and progressed through the age categories. At the age of 12, Saul was scouted for the East Midlands Cerebral Palsy Centre of Excellence. His hard work and talent within the centre led to trials with the England Emerging Talent squad and at the age of 16 he was representing his country.

Saul has been very privileged to have been involved with DCCT for such a long time. Without doubt, he has had some fantastic coaches over the last nine years, too many to mention. He has had a platform and support network that has never let him down and has always allowed him to express himself. Mark Simpkin, Saul’s Father

The community coaches gave me a lot of support with my emotions before and after my surgery.

Derby County Community Trust has supported Saul throughout the years; increasing his confidence, game time and emphasising that any disability is not a barrier to taking part in any sport. During that time he has undergone serious surgery on both of his legs. In his words, Saul said, “The community coaches gave me a lot of support with my emotions before and after my surgery.” After his surgery, Saul joined the Trust, completing just over 80 hours’ work experience during which he realised that he wanted to pursue a career in coaching.

Mark Simpkin, Saul’s Father said, “Saul has been very privileged to have been involved with DCCT for such a long time. Without doubt, he has had some fantastic coaches over the last nine years, too many to mention. He has had a platform and support network that has never let him down and has always allowed him to express himself. “I am very conscious that without all of this he would not have reached the level he is at now. It’s a credit to Saul that he has been prepared to put the hard work in and also a credit to the DCCT coaches who have helped him by showing him the path he needed to take.” Lauren Asquith, Club Development and Disability Manager at DCCT, said, “As a Trust we are delighted that Saul has played internationally, and whilst he started his footballing journey here with us at DCCT, his success is down to his own personal commitment, drive and dedication. I have no doubt that he will continue to progress within the game and at the Trust, continuing to be a fantastic role model for all aspiring young footballers within the community and we are all exceptionally proud of his achievements so far.”

Saul is now employed as an Apprentice Coach at the Derby County Community Trust, and is progressing well. He

As a Trust we are delighted that Saul got the international call up, and whilst he started his footballing journey here with us at DCCT, his success is down to his own personal commitment, drive and dedication. I have no doubt that he will continue to progress within the game and at the Trust, continuing to be a fantastic role model for all aspiring young footballers within the community. Lauren Asquith, DCCT Club Development and Disability Manager

Derby County Community Trust

Saul Simpkin has recently been employed as an apprentice football coach at the Derby County Community Trust.

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Derby County Community Trust Annual Report 2017  

We are pleased to be releasing this year’s annual report to reflect the work we have completed across Derbyshire during 2017. It has been...

Derby County Community Trust Annual Report 2017  

We are pleased to be releasing this year’s annual report to reflect the work we have completed across Derbyshire during 2017. It has been...

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