Entries by Chris Wickham

EFL Statement: Outcome of Extraordinary General Meeting

At an Extraordinary General Meeting held earlier today, Tuesday 9 June, EFL clubs voted on proposals in respect of changes to EFL Regulations in the event season 2019/20 is curtailed. Proposals were submitted by Barnsley and Tranmere Rovers alongside amendments to an EFL Board proposal which were put forward by Lincoln City, Stevenage and Ipswich […]

Joy of Moving Home School festival success

The Joy of Moving Home School festival reached over 1,300 schools and engaged with thousands of families across England and Wales. Recognising that children would miss out on their school sports day this year, the Joy of Moving Home School Festival aimed to fill that void and give children and families great activities to do […]

Join “Road to Wembley” project and get active

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has launched a new project as part of their #BeeWell programme. The Road to Wembley project is a six-week exercise challenge, starting at Griffin Park and ending at Wembley Stadium. Fans can keep fit and tick off the miles as they make their way between the two historic stadiums. Each week […]

“Sport means he is learning without him realising it”

With countless “lockdown experiences” emerging across the country, nine-year-old Bodhi has a bucket list of things to do in a jar when all restrictions are lifted. His mum Caren explained that the lockdown has not been without challenges. She said: “Although we home educate, and have lots of resources, we still found it a bit difficult to establish […]

Round-up of Community Sports Trust activities

Launch of #BeeatHome video The Trust launched their #BeeatHome video – highlighting the impact in our local communities over the past two months. You can watch the video here. ITV London News and BBC Radio London highlight the impact of Trust activity packs ITV London News covered the impact of the activity packs at Brentford Towers […]

Provisional Restart date agreed for Sky Bet Championship

Following Saturday’s announcement by the Government to allow elite sporting events to return behind closed doors, the EFL has this weekend agreed to a provisional restart date of the weekend of 20 June 2020 for matches in the Sky Bet Championship. The date is subject to the strict proviso that all safety requirements and Government […]

Ollie catches up with Callum on #BeeatHome packs

Ollie Watkins spoke to one of his biggest fans earlier this month about a special community project. Brentford FC Community Sports Trust launched a new community initiative in early May which saw dozens of children receive free activity packs to keep them active and healthy within their homes. The initiative, developed in partnership with Hounslow Council, saw […]

Brentford players offer support for young people in community

“Who is your favourite Disney princess?” is not the typical question a professional footballer gets asked. Yet 11-year-old Hadija asked just that to Brentford’s goalkeeper Luke Daniels a couple of weeks ago. Luke, a 32-year-old goalkeeper with hundreds of league games and England youth international caps to his name, was taking part in Brentford FC […]

May 29 update from the EFL on Covid-19

At its meeting on Wednesday, 27 May, having carefully considered submissions from clubs, the EFL Board agreed to progress with the proposed framework it outlined on Thursday 21 May in respect of changes to EFL Regulations in the event season 2019/20 is curtailed in any EFL division. At the same time as advising on its […]

Round up of the #BeeatHome activities

When the government restricted all but essential movement across the UK in March, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust launched a #BeeatHome campaign that encouraged children and adults to stay active within their homes. The Trust delivered educational and physical activity content to children and young people in the local area while simultaneously urging people to […]

Brentford FC Polo shirts donated to hospital

Brentford Football Club has made a donation of kit to West Middlesex University Hospital. The hospital, in Isleworth, is the closest to Brentford FC and is regularly visited by players and staff. A group visited to provide Christmas gifts to patients at the end of 2019. The hospital is part of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS […]

#BeeWell launched by Community Sports Trust

As Mental Health Awareness Week drew to a close, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust launched its #BeeWell campaign, which aims to support children and adults with their physical and mental wellbeing. With a recent survey highlighting how young people’s mental health has worsened since the Covid-19 crisis, the campaign aims to offer an array of […]

Community Sports Trust virtual cycling group

Have you take up cycling from home while there are restrictions on movement due to the Covid-19 outbreak? Are you looking to join in with others? Then Brentford FC Community Sports Trust can help. The Trust have put together a group to take part in virtual rides. They go off every Sunday morning and anyone […]

Brentford FC players return to training

Brentford’s First Team players returned to training yesterday for the first time in around two months. The players stopped training when restrictions on movement were inititated by the government and football was halted. With the EFL allowing clubs to train from yesterday, Monday 25 May, The Bees were back in action. The players have trained […]

The Community Sports Trust Skipping Challenge

As part of the #BeeatHome initiative, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are running skills challenges. The next one, comes from one of the participants in the Trust’s deaf sports project. See the full information below. Are you ready for our final deaf sports + home challenge? 👇 Watch below pic.twitter.com/oH6DWxZeLr — Brentford FC CST (@BrentfordFCCST) May […]

Tariqe turns coach to help in community

Brentford attacked Tariqe Fosu helped run a football session for children from home last week. Tariqe, who joined The Bees from Oxford United in January, transformed his flat into a training ground as he coached children from Brentford FC Communty Sports Trust’s Football Development Centre. The live online session was part of the Trust’s #BeeatHome […]

The #BeeatHome Activity Pack drop features on ITV News

ITV News have shared Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s new initiative, which has seen hundreds children receive free activity packs to keep them active and healthy within their homes during this period, with the rest of London. The initiative, developed in partnership with Hounslow Council, will see packs delivered across housing estates in Hounslow over the […]

EFL update on Covid-19 testing and return to training

The EFL has provided its clubs with updated and finalised Return to Training Protocols (RTT) ahead of the planned resumption of tailored training on Monday, 25 May, for Championship clubs, and moved to clarify the League’s approach to the testing of players and subsequent reporting. The EFL has commissioned Nationwide Pathology to support the testing […]

EFL Statement 21 May: Coronavirus Update

The EFL Board met yesterday to consider the feedback and subsequent implications of last week’s divisional Club meetings, as the League continues to address the many complex financial and operational matters resulting out of the COVID-19 crisis, including how the 2019/20 campaign is concluded. The various proposals and counter proposals received from Clubs have been […]

A #BeeatHome Joy of Moving Afternoon

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust joined the English Football League Trust and Ferrero to launch the Joy of Moving Home School Festival last week. The festival features home school activities and games to get children and their families moving and having fun. It follows the launch of the new online Joy of Moving Resource Hub. The games and […]

Luke Skelhorn BBC London interview on activity packs

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has launched a new initiative which has seen hundreds children receive free activity packs to keep them active and healthy within their homes during this period. The initiative, developed in partnership with Hounslow Council, will see packs delivered across housing estates in Hounslow over the next couple of weeks. The […]

The Joy of Moving workbook now available

On the International Day of Families last Friday, 15 May, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust joined the English Football League Trust and Ferrero to launch the Joy of Moving Home School Festival. The festival will feature home school activities and games to get children and their families moving and having fun. Following the launch of […]

Community Sports Trust Rugby Challenge

As part of the #BeeatHome initiative, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are running football skills challenges. The next one, comes from one of the participants in the Trust’s deaf sports project. See the full information below. 🏉After a number of football challenges, Tom – from our deaf sports plus project – is challenging you to take […]

May 15 Update from the EFL on Covid-19

Representatives of League One and League Two clubs have met today, Friday 15 May, by division where they have shared a wide range of comprehensive views in respect of how the 2019/20 season is concluded. The rationale for playing the remaining matches has been fully debated with a particular focus on the issues Covid-19 has […]

Round-up of #BeeatHome activities

The Trust deliver game-changing activity packs to children and young people across Hounslow. The initiative, developed in partnership with Hounslow Council, will see 600 activity packs delivered across eight housing estates in Hounslow over the next couple of weeks. The following drops this week are: Ivybridge Estate – Thursday 14 May 2pm-4pm Brabazon Road Estate […]

EFL May 14 Update on Coronavirus

Late last night, Wednesday 13 May, the EFL issued the following update on the Covid-19 pandemic: The EFL Board has met today to further consider the many complex financial and operational matters resulting out of the COVID-19 crisis, including how the 2019/20 campaign is concluded. While there is much debate and discussion taking place publicly […]

Next two Soccercise videos released

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust have released more Soccercise videos. The first proved to be a big success and more were released last month for fans to take part in. Now two more are available. The videos are produced in partnership with the Premier League’s Kicks project. Designed to be undertaken either indoors or outdoors, Soccercise combines […]

Luke answers questions from young fans with special needs

Being asked who his favourite Disney princess is isn’t the usual question a professional footballer gets asked. Yet goalkeeper Luke Daniels was asked just that when he took part in an online quiz for Brentford FC Community Sport Trust’s Short Breaks project, which supports children with special needs. The session saw Brentford goalkeeper Luke play […]

Ollie Watkins supports #BeeatHome activity pack drop

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust launched a new community initiative last week which saw dozens of children receive free activity packs to keep them active and healthy within their homes during this period. The initiative, developed in partnership with Hounslow Council, will see 600 activity packs delivered across eight housing estates in Hounslow over the […]

The #BeeatHome activity pack drop

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has launched a new community initiative which saw dozens of children receive free activity packs on Wednesday 6 May to keep them active and healthy within their homes during this period. The initiative, developed in partnership with Hounslow Council, will see 600 activity packs delivered across eight housing estates in […]