With every Super Draw ticket purchased you will be supporting the Palace for Life Foundation to achieve its mission of helping young south Londoners grow through the power of sport, and inspiring them to find a better path in life, for a better life.
The Foundation works with communities, so that young south Londoners can make healthy and positive choices now, and in the future. Through leveraging the power of football and the Crystal Palace FC brand, the Foundation inspires individuals to make long lasting changes to their lives.
The Foundation’s programmes cover a broad spectrum instilling positive values and help preparing participants for a better life:
We support people of all ages living with a disability, including the delivery of Down’s Syndrome, Powerchair, Vision Impairment and Mental Health football sessions. We help participants improve motor skills and physical fitness, as well as build their self-esteem and provide opportunities to interact with new friends and the wider community.
Our coaches deliver the Premier League’s Primary Stars programme, supporting the National Curriculum and mentoring teachers. Interventions are provided within PE, Literacy, Numeracy and PSHE. Our Team Mates programme helps develop emotional resilience and confidence; and Stepping Stones supports the transition from Primary to Secondary School.
Women and Girls Football
Our varied football sessions inspire more women and girls to enjoy football. Whether volunteering, playing, managing or facilitating, we provide chances for all ages to improve health and wellbeing, engagement and community cohesion through football.
Targeting young people in areas of deprivation and those with special behavioural needs, we aim to instil positive values and help prepare participants for a better life. Our projects include both Targeted Interventions for individuals most at risk, and Premier League Kicks, which uses sports participation to engage hard-to-reach youngsters.
Soccer Schools and Academies
We help aspiring players Train Like a Pro and develop all aspects of their football, both at courses in the school holidays and in a further education setting. We provide opportunities to progress to Palace Academies, Universities or even the professional game.
Family Health and Wellbeing
Through Healthy Eagles we use the power of Crystal Palace to inspire and encourage young people to lead an active and healthy life. We offer health education, provide opportunities to take part in exercise, host engaging assemblies in local schools, put on cooking sessions and run intensive workshops for children who are at risk of obesity and health problems.
Route to Employment
We support those furthest from the job market towards work readiness. Our enterprise and employability programmes help support young people into positive pathways in education, training or employment. Through dynamic workshops and competitions, young people are encouraged to develop skills in leadership, team work, personal branding and entrepreneurship.