Crystal Palace and Tooting & Mitcham announce community football partnership

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Crystal Palace and Tooting & Mitcham are embarking on a joint partnership of their community programmes.

The Crystal Palace FC Foundation and TM United will launch their collaboration at a joint roadshow next Thursday, April 4, at Tooting's KNK Stadium - part of the Foundation's Easter holiday course programme.

The new partnership will see the provision of sporting opportunities for the community, starting with football coaching over the Easter period (April 8 – April 12) using the modern facilities at the KNK Stadium, before rolling out further projects to support priorities such as education, youth engagement and healthy lifestyles.

It continues the link between the two clubs which sees the Palace development squad playing two more of their U21 Premier League games at the KNK Stadium having already played Norwich there earlier this month

Steve Adkins, director of Tooting and Mitcham said: "TM United are thrilled by the new partnership with the Crystal Palace FC Foundation and Crystal Palace FC.

"We like what Palace stand for and feel their community aims are a hand-in-glove fit with ours."

Donald Forde, head of Crystal Palace FC Foundation said: "At the Crystal Palace FC Foundation we are always looking to forge community partnerships to reach our core aims of inspiring and improving the lives of the communities we work in and this is a perfect example of that. 

"It is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved."

The roadshow runs from 10am to 3pm and costs £2. It will include activities for children between five and 14 featuring the hardest shot speed cage and penalty competitions.

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