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Community Round-Up: Nov 2023

An update on Town's involvement in the local community last month

7 December 2023


Community Round-Up: Nov 2023

An update on Town's involvement in the local community last month

7 December 2023

This is the latest of monthly updates to highlight the work done in the local community by Swindon Town players and staff.

Men's first-team players George McEachran and Udoka Godwin-Malife visited Rodbourne Cheney Primary School on 16 November as part of the EFL's Anti-Bullying week.

Both players went on to discuss their careers, and how bullying can affect people in life and sport.

The session finished as well with the players taking part in a Q&A with pupils and a special singing appearance from Udoka involving the whole school. To watch the video, click here.

On the last Sunday of November, Godwin-Malife was invited as a special guest to turn on the lights in Old Town in front of thousands of local residents.
The defender was invited to do a Q&A about Swindon with the host and sang "All of Me - John Legend" on stage before turning the lights on with guests.
To see Dokes in action singing on the night after being part of the evening, click here.


Our Swindon Town Women's team were also out in the local community recently, with captain Georgia Clifford recently attending the Wroughton Witches game to cheer on the young girls in their recent league fixture.

The team went on to win the game 2-1 and it was brilliant for our Women's team to be out in the local community to cheer on and encourage local girls football in the Wiltshire area.

This term has also seen our U18s supporting and inspiring the local community through English and Maths lessons in local schools.

Conor Britchford-Stanley, Dani Gonzalez, Harry Chard, Ant McCormick, Harley Hunt and Botan Ameen have been working with year 5 and 6 pupils at various schools across the Swindon area.

They have been working with small groups of children to help them with their English and Maths skills.

The scholars have used their match data taken from their recent games to help the children identify, justify, problem solve and calculate differences in the players and reason why they have used these methods to solve these problems.

In English, the players have been sharing match footage to allow the young learners to write creative match reports.

A particular highlight for both scholars and school students was also inviting the Peatmoor pupils to attend the U18s Second Round FA Youth Cup fixture vs Wimborne at The County Ground.

For the majority of these students, it was their first visit to the ground and we hope this will inspire them to return this season.

We also hope that these lessons will encourage the young people to use the skills gained from our U18s in their future work and build their confidence with these key subjects going forward, whilst also helping the scholars to support young pupils in the local community.

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