More than Football Award Nominee – Chelsea FC
This year will see the first More than Football Award ceremony at the 13th EFDN Conference, hosted at Camp Nou, Barcelona on the 19th and 20th of November 2019. From an array of high-quality submissions for the award, Chelsea’s “Say No To Antisemitism” is one of 10 projects that have been selected for the initial long list.
Chelsea FC Foundation’s “Say No To Antisemitism” raises awareness and educates their players, staff, fans and the wider community about antisemitism in football. As part of this work, the Chelsea Foundation’s equality and diversity workshops in primary schools have extended to talk specifically about Jewish faith and culture. Following a proposal raised at their Fans’ Forum, the club has launched an education programme for supporters banned for antisemitic behaviour, with participation in the course potentially leading to a reduction in their ban. A steward’s guide has also been created focusing on identifying and reporting antisemitic behaviour.
Motivation, education and inspiration
Formed in 2010, the Chelsea Foundation brings together the Football in the Community and the Education department along with the club’s other charitable and community activities, including environment and anti-discrimination projects. As one of the world’s leading football social responsibility programmes the Chelsea Foundation uses the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire. Chelsea FC Foundation believes that the power of football can be harnessed to support communities and individuals both at home and abroad. A key success of the foundation has been the strong link-ups with funding partners, local authorities, schools and agencies.
See the full list of nominees for the More than Football Award.