29 April 2016

When it comes to football, suit jackets may well be the new jumpers for goalposts...

Nottingham has a fantastic footballing history and a booming business community, but never the twain shall meet, right? Wrong! We’re all about helping you #findyourfootball here at City of Football so we were thrilled to see that Ian Roberts and Tim Hatton from Notts County Football in the Community presented this month to Nottingham City Business Club.

Notts County FITC has recently started a new initiative to get more people involved in its work.  Community Partners are local businesses who work with them to create opportunities to meet businesses’ CSR objectives in a way which benefits both organisations. 

Football in the Community host a number of events throughout the year and work alongside businesses in innovative ways to raise their profile and raise funding for FITC’s community projects while achieving Community Partners’ CSR objectives.

Ian Roberts, Associate Director at Notts County FC said ‘We were delighted to have the opportunity to discuss our FITC work at the recent NCBC lunch. We hope it showed how the club is using the power and draw of football to make a positive difference to people in Nottingham, raising aspirations and supporting some of the most disadvantaged, marginalised and talented people across the city.’

Feedback from the Business Club members was certainly favourable, with many members interested to hear about the various initiatives being run.

For anyone who would like to discuss this and become a Community Partner, please contact Tim at: or on 0115 955 7215.

If you’re interested in attending FITC’s Charity Ball on Saturday 7th May, they would be delighted to hear from you as they have a couple of tables available.  This will be a lot of fun involving a number of local, up-and-coming musicians, dancers and entertainers.

In the meantime, let’s hope to see more business involvement in football across the city – and maybe a few kickabouts instead of golf? Suits are the new jumpers for goalposts…

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