Entries by Chris Wickham

7,500 Season Tickets now sold for our new home

Despite the closure of our Reservation Centre due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, Brentford fans have often told us they are keen to buy their Season Tickets for our new home. Appointments have been conducted using phone and screen share technology, showing available seat views, to ensure long-serving fans maintain priority. Those supporters who have […]

Community Sports Trust joins in with 2.6 challenge

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust is joining in with the 2.6 Challenge. The Trust is giving fans and those in the local community the chance to take part in a new Bees 2.6 Virtual Challenge. New walking, running, cycling and other creative challenges will be announced in the coming days and weeks. Those that take […]

The #BeeatHome Teabag football challenge

As part of the #BeeatHome initiative, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are running football skills challenges. The next one, is one with a difference. 🍵A teabag as a football?! ⚽️🐝 Roger, from our Deaf Sports + project, has a unique football challenge for you to try at home. 👇📽️Watch below #BeeatHome pic.twitter.com/9Ycj1O3rLb — Brentford FC CST […]

EFL statement 25 April: Coronavirus update

The EFL notes this morning’s newspaper reports in respect of the potential resumption of professional football matches in England and Wales and welcomes the current steps being taken by the UK Government to establish a group of governing bodies to look at the complex set of challenges facing the wider sporting industry. The position of […]

More Soccercise videos released by Trust

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust have released more Soccercise videos. The first proved to be a big success and more were released last week. 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 a variety of fitness exercises […]

Revised payment plan offer for new stadium Season Tickets

Everyone at Brentford Football Club is incredibly grateful for the support of our fans during the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. In unprecedented times, with the government banning all but essential movement, the Club is aware that life is difficult for supporters and wants to do all it can to assist. With financial uncertainty for many people, […]

Gymnastics in isolation with Community Sports Trust

As part of the #BeeatHome initiative, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are keeping people active. They are also using their time to teach some new skills, including some at-home gymnastics. See below for more. A full range of what is on offer as part of the #BeeatHome initiative can be seen here. ❓Do you want to learn […]

Brentford FC Directors looking out for fans

For the past couple of week, Brentford FC Directors have been calling some of our older fans to make sure they are OK in these unprecedented times. With all but essential movement barred and no football to watch, life could be difficult for many and the Club wants to help. Bees United, the Brentford Supporters’ […]

Darius helps youngsters on Trust’s post-16 programme

Darius Charles answered questions from budding young footballers on Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s post-16 education programme last week. The former Brentford defender, who now plays for Sky Bet League One Wycombe Wanderers, hosted a frank and informative Q and A online for the teenagers, who are unable to meet up due to the Covid-19 […]

Jon Varney answers questions from Brentford fans

Jon Varney, Brentford FC Chief Executive, spent a couple of hours on Saturday answering questions from fans. The Club worked with the Griffin Park Grapevine, an online forum where Bees fans can offer opinions on everything Brentford related, to put on a video question and answer session for supporters. Jon tackled questions on his time […]

Watch: Indoor basketball with deaf sports coach

The UK’s only full-time deaf coach and Brentford FC Community Sports Trust staff member Ben Lampert has developed an indoor basketball challenge for young deaf people. As part of the #BeeatHome initiative, the Trust are keeping people active. A full range of what is on offer can be seen here. There are education resources and football […]

Mid-April joint statement from EFL and PFA

Last month there was an update from the EFL and the PFA. This can be seen below. Brentford fans are reminded that the Club’s current position was put out in an Open Letter. The EFL has continued to hold constructive discussions with representatives of the PFA in respect of the issues created by the Covid-19 […]

Football Development Centre Challenge: Control

As part of the #BeeatHome initiative, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are running  football skills challenges and the latest has been released today. The Trust’s Football Development Centre, where youngsters get a a high-quality football education experience – enabling them to improve in a player-centred environment, has released it’s latest challenge. Have a look at the […]

New #BeeatHome Soccercise exercise videos launched

Following on from the success of the first Soccercise video, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust have launched a series of similarly themed videos in partnership with the Premier League’s Kicks project. Designed to be undertaken either indoors or outdoors, Soccercise combines a variety of fitness exercises with a football. The class is delivered to music […]

Open letter from EFL Chairman Rick Parry on 17 April

Dear supporter, The COVID-19 pandemic has, quite clearly, brought about challenges which extend beyond the game we all love, and led to an unprecedented and testing situation for everyone. In these circumstances, open and honest communication is more important than ever, and it is with this in mind that I am writing directly to supporters […]

The Dominic Thompson Active Alphabet challenge

❗️ NEWS 👏@BrentfordFC player @DomThompson3 has launched our @PLCommunities Primary Stars resource page by challenging pupils to an “Active Alphabet” activity. More info 👉 https://t.co/8mbdNaEGWI To register and take part:👉 https://t.co/9HyVvHcp8T#BeeatHome pic.twitter.com/quIix1M6j4 — Brentford FC CST (@BrentfordFCCST) April 15, 2020 As part of the#BeeatHome campaign, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust have launched a dedicated webpage […]

The latest from the #BeeatHome campaign

Dedicated #BeeatHome webpage launched Children, young people and parents home-schooling can access engaging educational and physical activity content. Along with maths and literacy challenges, there is a range of physical exercises – developed by experienced coaches. You can find all the content here. Primary Stars coordinator talks to BBC Radio London Primary Stars coordinator, Calum McHardy, […]

Trust offering Premier League Primary Stars resources

As part of the #BeeatHome initiative, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are making education resources available. The Premier League’s Primary Stars scheme provides free, flexible and easy-to-use curriculum-inked teaching resources for schools. And while schools are closed to the majority of children, these are available on the Trust’s website. A mental arithmatic challenge was made available […]

Chair-based exercise for the over 60s in Hounslow

Following on from the success of online health classes, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are launching a chair-based exercise class for those over the age of 60 or those with limited mobility. Delivered by experienced and qualified instructors, this class is ideal for older people self-isolating during Coronavirus outbreak. The sessions will be held every […]

Football Development Centre Challenge: Dribbling

As part of the #BeeatHome initiative, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are running  football skills challenges and the latest has been released today. The Trust’s Football Development Centre, where youngsters get a a high-quality football education experience – enabling them to improve in a player-centred environment, has released it’s latest challenge. Have a look at the […]

Weekly Skills Challenge: Stepovers

As part of the #BeeatHome initiative, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are running weekly football skills challenges. The first, to do keepie uppies, was published on the Trust’s Twitter page and can be seen here. The second, a Five Level Challenge, also kept fans busy. A new stepover challenge can be seen below and more will […]

Next Daily Education challenge from Brentford FC

As part of the #BeeatHome initiative, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are also making education resources available. The Premier League’s Primary Stars scheme provides free, flexible and easy-to-use curriculum-inked teaching resources for schools. And while schools are closed to the majority of children, these are available on the Trust’s website. A mental arithmatic challenge was made […]

Take part in the Brentford SportFEST virtual run

After the decision by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust to reschedule Brentford Sports FEST, a new online alternative has been set up. It was announced last month that Brentford Sports FEST would now be held on 18 October 2020. Brentford Sports Fest will take place in the grounds of Syon Park, one of west London’s […]

Another Brentford FC Daily Education challenge

As part of the #BeeatHome initiative, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are also making education resources available. The Premier League’s Primary Stars scheme provides free, flexible and easy-to-use curriculum-inked teaching resources for schools. And while schools are closed to the majority of children, these are available on the Trust’s website. A mental arithmatic challenge was made […]

Watch: Phil Giles answers fan questions

Phil Giles, Brentford FC Co-Director of Football, spent Saturday afternoon answering questions from fans. The Griffin Park Grapevine, an online forum where Bees fans can offer opinions on everything Brentford related, hosted a video question and answer session for supporters. Phil tackled questions including what the players are doing while there is no football and […]

#BeeatHome – The story so far

Last week, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust launched its #BeeatHome campaign that encourages children and adults to stay active within their homes. Here is a round up of what what has happened so far. The Trust launches free health and fitness classes In partnership with One You Hounslow, free health and fitness classes for adults […]

Daily Education challenge from Brentford FC

As part of the #BeeatHome initiative, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are also making education resources available. The Premier League’s Primary Stars scheme provides free, flexible and easy-to-use curriculum-inked teaching resources for schools. And while schools are closed to the majority of children, these are available on the Trust’s website. A mental arithmatic challenge was made […]