Stadium newsletter sent out to residents

The sixth Brentford Community Stadium construction newsletter has been delivered to around 4,000 local residents and businesses close to the site over the last few days. The Club, working with Development Partner EcoWorld London, have been keeping people in the local area updated as the building work has continued. A series of newsletters have been sent and the latest is out now. The newsletter

Brentford FC move in to new home

The next chapter in the Brentford FC story is ready to be written as our new stadium is now complete and ready for use. We can confirm that in the last few days a safety certificate has been granted for our new home to host games behind closed doors. The stadium was completed earlier this month and the first match will be played on the pitch in the coming days. Work on the 17,250-seat stadium b

2020/21 – fans attending matches August update

More than 11,000 fans, including our Premium Seat Members, have now secured their seats in our new stadium. We can also announce that more than 10,000 of these seats are General Admission and Premium Season Tickets, in ‘The Dugout’. The government has released initial guidance on planning for social distancing in sports grounds. This may, if all goes well, allow fans into our new stadium to

Community Trust offering free Zumba classes

As part of the ongoing #BeeWell campaign, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust is now offering free online Zumba classes. With many now returning to work, the Trust have adapted their sessions to fit around everyone’s busy schedules. The #BeeWell campaign, aims to support children and adults with their physical and mental wellbeing, offering an array of online activities to support during the ong

Brentford FC supports #KeepHounslowSafe message

Hounslow Council has issued a message from Kelly O’Neill, Director of Public Health. It has been reported that Covid-19 cases are rising in the borough. Brentford FC is encouraging all borough residents to follow the advice of the local authority to keep each other safe.

Investment in female sport in local area

Sport England has awarded £1m of National Lottery funding to England’s hosting of the UEFA European Women’s Championship in 2022 (WEURO2022) with a view to increasing the number of adult women playing football in England. In keeping with Sport England’s continued commitment to women’s and girls’ sport, the investment will support the development of local plans within the proposed EURO 2

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 in April for

Winners of Bees Factor announced

The winners of the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust talent competition have been announced. The Trust was looking for talented children and youngsters to join an online talent competition. Whether it is magic tricks or sport skills, there were opportunities to keep busy and show off your skills during the restrictions on movement because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The competition was split in

#BeeatHome recognised by Mayor of London

All at Brentford Football Club were delighted to receive a letter from the Mayor of London earlier this week. Sadiq Khan, London's Mayor, wrote from City Hall to Jon Varney, Brentford FC Chief Executive to say thank you. Mr Khan wanted to thank all at Brentford FC for the support given during the Covid-19 pandemic that has put pressure on the NHS in the past four-and-a-half months. Mr Khan said

Try yoga with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

With many now returning to work, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust have adapted their sessions to fit around everyone’s busy schedules. They have also added new classes including HIIT training and “morning stretch”. Among the classes available for residents is yoga.

FA response to July government spectator statement

The Football Association has issued a statement welcoming a Government update on when fans may be allowed back in to football stadiums. Games have been played behind closed doors since the Covid-19 outbreak earlier this year. A release from the Department for Culture Media and Sport on Friday, 17 July, announced pilots for return of spectators to elite sports events. The DCMS statement can be

More than 10,000 seats sold in our new home

Our 2019/20 Season is drawing to a close with The Bees still in the fight for promotion and looking to play our first season at our new stadium in the Premier League. More than 10,000 supporters, including our Premium Seat Members, have secured their seats in our new home and we are now approaching or reaching capacity in several areas of the ground, including the North Stand, South Stand, Family

Brentford FC on Hounslow Recovery Programme Board

The inaugural meeting of the Hounslow Recovery Programme Board, Chaired by Council Leader Steve Curran and attended, virtually, by Brentford FC Chief Executive Jon Varney, heard first how the Council and its partners had supported the borough through coronavirus over the past four months, before looking ahead to the next six. Independent research carried out by Oxford Economics forecasts Hounslow

Trust sessions underway at Gunnersbury Park

After weeks of inactivity due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are now operating football sessions again. The sessions resumed at Gunnersbury Park on Monday, 6 July, and are on every week day. They are open to children of all abilities and information can be seen here<

Trust still running health classes for residents

With many now returning to work, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust have adapted their sessions to fit around everyone’s busy schedules. They have also added new classes including HIIT training and “morning stretch”. Feel free to join in. A look at what is happening in the rest of this week can be seen below.

Brentford FC Community Champion named

For the second year in a row, Brentford attacker Sergi Canós was crowned “Community Champion of the Year” by the PFA this week. Sergi, who has been recognised for a range of community accolades, was presented with his award, after it was sanitised, at the Training Ground. Sergi’s involvement with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust includes:
  • Attending a wellbeing workshop fo

Trust’s Gunnersbury Park sessions resume

After weeks of inactivity due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are now operating football sessions again. The sessions resume at Gunnersbury Park today, Monday 6 July, and are on every week day. They are open to children of all abilities and information can be seen below.

Brentford joins in as football unites against racism

A joint statement has been issued on the Premier League website to reiterate that players, clubs, The FA, EFL, PFA, LMA, PGMOL and all those who have come together in recent weeks reject racism and show support for the message that black lives matter. These three words have become an expression of unity for people from all communities who believe it is unacceptable to treat black people different

Football Never Went Away – The Championship support

Football has remained at the heart of communities throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Clubs, including Brentford, and their charities, such at Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, have ensured that all participants, especially the most vulnerable have remained engaged. The EFL and EFL Trust have expressed their gratitude for the continued support throughout this difficult period. And most importa

Football Never Went Away – An EFL update

EFL clubs and their respective community organisations (CCOs) have always been, and remain, at the heart of their communities, and their importance to the daily lives of so many people cannot be underestimated. That has been reflected in the outstanding collective efforts that have been made in supporting the response to coronavirus so far. In the midst of the unprecedented and, quite clearly, ch

New online health classes from Trust

With many now returning to work, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust have adapted their sessions to fit around everyone’s busy schedules. They have also added new classes including HIIT training and “morning stretch”. Feel free to join in. Full details below:
HIIT training A high intensity in

The Community Sports Trust Sock Basket Challenge

As part of the #BeeWell initiative, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust are showcasing some skills challenges. After a small gap, the next one comes from one of the participants in the Trust's deaf sports project. See the full information below.

Brentford FC support Not Today or Any Day video

A special video created by the EFL features Brentford striker Ollie Watkins. The EFL announced the video last week and released it ahead of the return of the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday. You can see it below.

An intergenerational project with a difference

As part of a project run by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, Primary School pupils from across West London are being encouraged to write letters of support and solidarity to elderly or vulnerable Brentford fans who might be self-isolating. With an estimated 2.2 million elderly or vulnerable people currently shielding in the UK against Covid-19, the Connecting Generations initiative aims to imp

Premium Seat offering outlined to Off the Pitch

Brentford FC Commercial Director James Parkinson has outlined the details of the Premium Seat offering at our new stadium to Off the Pitch. Off the Pitch delivers unrivalled football business journalism and insight to subscribers as well as delivering a business intelligence tool to compare data from clubs across Europe. They have been following the story of our new stadium. In an interview con

Brentford FC first match at new stadium

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 Town. Following a vote on each by all 71 Clubs,

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 at home. Thousands took part late last month in the festival. The Home

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 you will be expected to walk/jog/run a certain number of miles in you

“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 a routine and ensure a balance betwee