Port of Tyne came on board as SSFC Foundation’s main activity partner in May 2019.

The support from the Port was a major boost to the Foundation as it seeks to extend its community impact as part of the football club’s ambition to reach the Football League as a sustainable community club by 2023.

In becoming the Foundation’s main activity partner, the Port will provide financial support for the creation of a diverse activity programme that will benefit local people of all ages.

The initiative seeks to extend the club’s impact in terms of the contribution it makes beyond the 500 children it works with each week to include parents, grandparents, carers and supporters of all ages.

There are two parts to the programme.

The first includes a new physical activity programme which includes parent and toddler and Under-5s activities at Westoe Crown Community Hub, a Futsal programme for parents and coaches at Temple Park Centre and a new development centre for young players at Harton and Westoe Miners’ Welfare.

The second part of the programme, which is being launched today, calls on parents, children and Foundation coaches, fans and supporters of South Shields FC and employees of the Port of Tyne to help us shape the remainder of the activity programme.

If you’d like to take part please email Foundation@southshieldsfc.co.uk or watch out for posts on the club and Foundation’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.