Doncaster Rovers Foundation reveal name change

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Doncaster Rovers Community Sports and Education Foundation is to be rebranded as Club Doncaster Foundation.

Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones and South Yorkshire Police Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright were among the guests expected at a special launch event today.

The name change reinforces Rovers’ commitment to Club Doncaster - the brainchild of chief executive Gavin Baldwin.

The newly-named Club Doncaster Foundation is a non-profit, self funding registered charity and community organisation that has been working within the Doncaster community for over 26 years.

Formed under the banner of Football in the Community, the Foundation has worked alongside several partners to improve the provision of sport and physical activity in the borough, as well as making strives to support the reduction of crime and anti-social behaviour.

Liam Scully, chief executive Club Doncaster Foundation, said: “The Foundation has expanded at a phenomenal rate and our work is now focused on five key themed areas: sports participation, disability sport and inclusion, health and wellbeing, education and social inclusion.

“Our aim is to support the local community regardless of age, gender, race, religion or skill level and to promote a healthier lifestyle through sport by encouraging individuals to take part in fun based activities, which develop confidence, co-operation and education.

“We work with a number of key partners in order to deliver our programmes including South Yorkshire Police, PFA, NHS Doncaster, DMBC, National Citizen Service, DCLT, Selby College, St Leger Homes, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue along with other partner agencies.

“This event is a great way to thank them for all the support they have given to the Foundation over the past year and look forward to another successful year working together to benefit communities across Doncaster.”