Fulham FC Foundation is the official charity of Fulham Football Club, committed to our vision for a healthy, inclusive and thriving community.
With the passionate pursuit of building better lives through sport, we connect Fulham FC to young people and adults across South West London. We work with a broad range of the community, supporting disabled young people, refugees, socially isolated adults, people with mental health challenges and many others.
We change the lives of over 10,000 people every year. We inspire and engage through sport, improving the physical health and mental wellbeing of our participants, while supporting people across our community to feel socially connected and confident.
Evaluating the difference we make to people’s lives is an essential part of our work. Through the following, you will be able to see who we are making a difference to and the impact we are having.
Our impact dashboard has been created to offer an honest, transparent, and accountable public display of the positive social change we as a Foundation desire to make.
The Big Numbers: 2022-23 Season
Average contact time per participant
Participants receiving a bursary
Participants completing a formal education or training qualification
Participants supported to progress to a secondary activity
Fulham FC player engagements in community activities
Our Key Outcomes
Annual Report - 2022-23 Season Download Here
What does this activity mean to me?
These sessions helped my son to become more confident and more over not to feel isolated from society. This is a good chance to meet other people and communicate with them. He has got language impairment and developmental delay so can’t express his opinion but I can see that he is really happy when he comes to the session, it shows his positive mood.
My daughter says she really liked her coach Ellie. My daughter was the youngest there, had never done football before and didn’t know anyone. But Ellie immediately made her feel at ease and she had a fantastic time. Thank you.
I really like the team a lot and it helped me a lot. I like that the coaches are really nice, the other kids are really nice to me as well. Some people want to be like a role model to me as well. The best thing has to be I play in a lot of tournaments. They give me feedback a lot, and saying I have to work hard and just enjoy yourself and don’t be upset, be happy!
I have a lot of good memories at Kicks, my best one has got to be when one night at Kicks I saved about 4 penalties. It just made me feel really good about myself and everyone was congratulating me. My other best memories are also: Colchester trip, winning Kicks League and getting signed for FC Porto of London.
Coach Connor and Jason have built up a good rapport with the children, lead exciting and engaging lessons and have great behaviour management with the children. I can see that the children are using some of these skills in the classroom and playground.
Kicks to me is a place where I can go, feel safe and have fun. It’s where I’ve learnt so much and gained confidence within myself. I’ve been going Kicks for as long as I can remember and its not only about the football and the fun stuff, it’s about the doors it’s opened for me and I’m glad that I attended kicks with Fulham.
You can see clearly that the work that you are doing is changing lives in so many ways. Therefore, if you ever have one of those days when the frustrations of the moment are a distraction .... rest assured you are making a significant difference. I simply want to thank you for the change that you and your team continue to develop in our son.
Kicks creates a safe and friendly environment providing a secure structure in the community bringing teenagers together providing us with a fun and engaging exercise. Personally, it reminds me why I enjoy playing football.
The programme is an important part of my week, it provides exercise as well as social contact with others which is good for mental and physical wellbeing. The sessions provides a quiz as well as games which are both fun and great for memory recall. It provides a platform to talk and have coffee with local people I would never had met which goes beyond the sessions and provides friendships outside of the programme which again is great to combat loneliness.
So much. Not only is it a chance to make new friends and keep fit but it is done in a fantastic environment with great coaches. Family life is complicated and this programme is respite and highly enjoyable. Genuinely good people are all there with the same aim as you and this helps spur you on. It makes Mondays enjoyable again.
Fulham Kicks is an amazing thing and brings youths that love football together and teaches people new skills, they gave me the chance to complete my FA Level 1.
I enjoyed meeting everyone on the traineeship and the people that were helping us on the traineeship, it made the whole experience more enjoyable and more beneficial at getting me ready for starting my new job.
My daughter is physically small and struggles with coordination, but the amazing kids and coaches at Fulham have given her a safe, fun, and challenging environment to develop. In particular, one of the coaches have her dedicated coaching and inspiration when she had a bad experience at school, related to her struggling with sport. Her session started with tears as she arrived, and ended with huge smiles. She loves Thursday night training! THANK YOU!
More than a game of football is amazing and needs to continue as it is really adding value in a meaningful way to lives of the less privileged in our society...especially people with any kind of disability and particularly mental health issues. Please keep this valuable resource going and more success and Gods blessings to Fulham so caring about others.
The coaches were absolutely amazing last term. Exactly the right balance between playful and seriousness so the kids learn without realising. Our son is being assessed for SEND and doesn't find it easy to join new things, but this felt easy from the get go. Looking forward to it starting up again this weekend!
He loved the youth forum and being able to make an active contribution to the Foundation.
During my experience I gained new confidence in myself and football and even made new friends! This is was a great opportunity and made my summer memorable.
The venue and coaches are outstanding and Grace is making steady progress. She is moving her body, growing in confidence, meaningfully connecting with her friends, and is genuinely happy during these sessions. The work of Fulham foundation is absolutely exemplary - thank you!
For me, I liked it and I had better and amazing memories from last season and we had a chance to attend Fulham home games which is something extraordinary to achieve my dreams of watching amazing players live and i hope to get one more chance ❤️
Once again loved taking part in this. The team that run it are nothing short of incredible and made my son feel at ease. My son is non verbal and autistic, yet he didn’t want to leave. Special mention to Archie, who took great care with my son. I have recommended this to many parents and careers of children with special needs. Once again thank you. I’ve had no help during the holidays and finding this, has been so helpful.
Martin (Kicks Coach) is amazing. Jack (Kicks Coach) has instantly developed a good relationship with the kids, very engaging. Very impressed with how the behavioural needs of all children have been supported especially when some challenging behaviour has been displayed. I like the respectful way the children are spoken to and in turn encourages the children to be respectful. Thank you so much my sons confidence has grown and anxiety supported.