Joel Richards Foundation Legacy Fund

Birmingham County FA to host a day of celebration to honour the memory of and mark the officially launch of the Joel Richards Foundation Legacy Fund…

The Birmingham County FA is delighted to announce a day of celebration and reflection to be held at the Association’s Ray Hall Lane headquarters on Sunday 31st July, to mark the official launch of the Joel Richards Foundation Legacy Fund.

As a result of Joel's hard work and commitment, the Birmingham County FA have created the Joel Richards Foundation Legacy Fund which will honour Joel’s memory and leave a lasting legacy which will benefit the local football ‘family’.

The Joel Richards Foundation Legacy Fund will take the form of a bursary fund that local young coaches, referees and volunteers can apply to have access to. By applying through the fund, individuals will have the opportunity to receive funding to help support their progression through their football journey – something that was tragically taken away from Joel all too soon.

On Sunday 31st July, the Birmingham County FA will be hosting a day full of football activities and football matches, with a headline match taking place later in the afternoon to officially launch and raise awareness of the Fund and raise some money on the day. Friends, family and colleagues of Joel will be taking part in the match, in addition to a special celebrity guest.

In the morning we will be running two workshops for both young leaders and young referees aged 12 - 25.

We will then be giving these young people the opportunity to run a mini football event, for students of St. Marys Primary School, a school Joel volunteered at. This will involve fun and exciting football games.

In the afternoon there will be a football match to raise awareness and money for the foundation. Taking part in this match will be friends, family and colleagues of Joel and celebrity guest.

The day will work as follows:

  • Young Leadership and Referee workshop - 10:15am - 12:00am
  • Development Session - 12:00am - 12:30am
  • Primary School activities - 12:30am - 1:30pm
  • Football Match - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Date:         Sunday 31st July 2016

Venue:     Birmingham County Football Association
                 Ray Hall Lane
                 Great Barr
                 B43 6JF

Entry to the Joel Richards Foundation Legacy Fund celebration will be made by donation.  

Joel was highly thought of within football circles and is sorely missed by all. We are proud to launch and dedicate this Foundation Fund to Joel and continue his legacy. We are looking forward to the day and hope you can offer your support.

 If you would like to attend the launch, please email

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