Reds Together Community Programme

Shelbourne FC in the Community

In the heart of Dublin city, Shelbourne Football Club is more than just a sporting institution; it’s a beacon of hope, unity, and positive change. With an unwavering commitment to serving the community, Shelbourne’s ‘Reds Together community programme touches the lives of thousands of children and youths every day, spreading joy, inclusivity, and empowerment throughout the city.

Empowering Youth Through Education and Sport

At the core of Shelbourne’s community initiative is an emphasis on education and sport as catalysts for personal growth and community cohesion. The club’s community programme operates tirelessly across Dublin, partnering with primary and secondary schools to enrich physical education classes and support school teams. By providing coaching expertise and resources, Shelbourne empowers young athletes to develop their skills, confidence, and teamwork abilities both on and off the pitch.

In addition to schools, Shelbourne’s outreach extends to youth clubs, where the programme not only engages participants but also trains staff to enhance the variety and enjoyment of their programmes, through our weekly ‘Coach the Coaches’ scheme. Through collaborations with organizations such as St. Michaels House, Down Syndrome Ireland, Vision Ireland, and Child Vision, Shelbourne’s “Football For All” programme ensures that football is accessible to everyone, regardless of background or ability.

Championing Inclusion and Diversity

In the fight against discrimination and prejudice, Shelbourne Football Club stands as a staunch advocate for inclusion and diversity. Through partnerships with initiatives like “Show Racism the Red Card,” the club delivers powerful anti-racism programmes in schools, promoting tolerance, understanding, and respect among students. Inclusion isn’t just a value for Shelbourne; it’s the driving force behind the ‘Reds Together’ community programme’s mission to create a city where everyone feels valued and respected.

Building Stronger Communities, Together

Through our Affiliate Club Programme, the club collaborates with fifteen community clubs across the city, providing invaluable support and resources to coaches, managers, and parents. Regular workshops and coaching sessions empower grassroots leaders to nurture young talents and instill core values of sportsmanship, fair play, and dedication.

This year marks a milestone for Shelbourne as they launch their inaugural summer camp programme, a testament to the club’s enduring dedication to fostering a love for football among Dublin’s youth. From inner-city neighborhoods to the sprawling suburbs of Fingal, Shelbourne’s impact knows no bounds, touching the lives of children and families from all walks of life. If you would like to register for one of this year’s camps, please click here

A Vision for a Better Tomorrow

Whether its through the 60 primary and secondary schools visited annually, one of the many youth clubs we work with on a weekly basis, or our ‘Football For All’ programme (for more information, see here the ‘Reds Together’ community programme leaves an indelible mark on the fabric of Dublin’s social landscape. Shelbourne is more than just a football club—it’s a force for positive change.

As the club looks to the future, its values remain steadfast, driven by a collective vision to make Dublin a better place for all its residents. Through collaboration, compassion, and a love for the beautiful game, Shelbourne Football Club continues to light the way towards a brighter, more inclusive future for the city and its communities.

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