Birmingham County Football Association to host a day of celebration and reflection to support the Joel Richards Foundation Legacy Fund
Birmingham County Football Association is delighted to announce that a day of celebration and reflection is to take place at Ray Hall Lane on Saturday 27 May, to celebrate the legacy of Joel Richards.
The Joel Richards Foundation Legacy Fund was initially created last year, to honour the memory of Joel Richards who was tragically killed in the Tunisia attacks in 2015, alongside his uncle Adrian Evans and grandfather Patrick Evans.
The Joel Richards Foundation Legacy Fund is 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.
Kirsty Dixon Chairperson of Birmingham FA Youth Council commented "We ran the launch of the fund last year, it was a brilliant day and enjoyed by all. We were overwhelmed with the support from individuals and raised over £700. It was great to see that all different people that knew Joel were brought together through football’".
"His legacy will continue through the many awards in his name, and now the Joel Richards Foundation Legacy Fund. We hope to continue the support he personally provided through the fund which will benefit many and especially those who need some support to kick start or help them on their own football journey."
This year's day will run in the following format:
Young Leadership & Referee Workshop - 9:00am – 11:00am
Development Session – 11:00am to 11:30pm
FA Skills session – 11:30pm to 12:30pm
Main Football Match – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Date: Saturday 27th May 2017
Venue: Birmingham County Football Association
Ray Hall Lane
All are welcome to join in the day’s activities in memory of Joel Richards. Entry into the Joel Richards Foundation Legacy Fund celebration day will be made by donation, with all money going into the Fund.
If you would like to attend the Joel Richards Foundation Legacy Fund day, please email email@example.com