Published on 8th September 2022

Photograph of FA members and councillors: left to right: left to right – David Neale, Gloucestershire FA chief executive officer, Mayor Cllr Sandra Holliday, Chantelle Thompson, Gloucestershire FA designated safeguarding officer, Cllr Flo Clucas.

Mayor backs latest sign up to No Child Left Behind community agreement, supporting the next generation in Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Mayor Cllr Sandra Holliday congratulated Gloucestershire Football Association (FA) on becoming the 80th member to sign up to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) community agreement.

At the Gloucestershire FA headquarters in Almondsbury, the mayor along with NCLB champion Cllr Flo Clucas, warmly welcomed the new partnership which aspires to build on the mental and physical benefits that football brings to improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities in Cheltenham.

Cllr Flo Clucas member for safety and communities said: '’I’m really thrilled that the mayor and I could visit Gloucestershire FA and see the valuable partnership begin as they become our 80th member of the NCLB community agreement. Partnership working is so important to strengthen the links between families and their communities, businesses and organisations.

‘’We hope to build on our relationship with Gloucestershire FA to ensure as many of our young people, especially girls, get the opportunity to thrive through more opportunities to play and engage with football.’’

The NCLB community agreement plaque will be displayed at the Gloucestershire FA headquarters as a sign of commitment to working in a way that reflects kindness, empathy and understanding.

Chantelle Thompson, Gloucestershire FA designated safeguarding officer, commented: “We are over the moon to be a part of NCLB and we are determined to strengthen our links with young people and their families to continue to ensure that football really is for all.”

The successful NCLB community agreement sign up follows on from Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce becoming the 75th member in June.

For more information about the NCLB community agreement visit nclbcheltenham.org.uk.


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