Crystal Palace FC Foundation signs deal to look after Sutton youngsters

Wandsworth Guardian: Crystal Palace's co-owners including Steve Browett (right). Crystal Palace's co-owners including Steve Browett (right).

Crystal Palace FC have joined forces with the council to improve the health and wellbeing of Sutton's children.

The Eagles, who managed to surge out of the relegation zone to ensure comfortable Premier League survival last season, have signed a three year deal with Sutton Council to promote healthy lifestyles to children and teenagers.

As part of the deal, representatives from the club's foundation will visit schools, run out-of-school clubs and breakfast clubs and teach coaching skills at Sutton Life Centre.

A professional nutritionist will be a part of the programme and will ensure children are taught about the best ways to eat and drink to stay healthy.

Steve Browett, co-owner of Crystal Palace FC, said: "It’s fantastic and forward thinking that local councils like Sutton are looking to our foundation to help deliver their vision for the borough.

"Crystal Palace FC might well be in the Premier League but we are still very much a family club with deep roots in the local community.

"We’re are all passionate about Crystal Palace FC, what it stands for and how it can inspire young and old alike."

Councillor Ruth Dombey, leader of Sutton Council, added: "This is a fantastic partnership that can provide long lasting positive results and teach our young children the fun and enjoyment that playing sport can bring. It is brilliant that we have the expertise of Crystal Palace FC on board.

"Together we can work to promote health and wellbeing across the borough, educating our youngsters in making well-informed decisions in regards to their health."

For more information on how your or your child's school can get involved, contact Gary Mulcahey, Soye Briggs or Donald Forde at the Crystal Palace FC Foundation on 0202 768 6047.

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