County In The Community Trust is one of 72 league clubs affiliated to The Football League Trust, delivering sporting projects and schemes for everyone in Newport, Monmouthshire and Torfaen.
It was formed in September 2013 and has endeavoured to deliver and increase participation for people from 3-83 years of age. Under the guidance of The Football League Trust, the Community team meet the five key themes of Sports Participation, Health and Education, Social Inclusion and the Environment. County In The Community Trust deliver mainly football sessions, projects and schemes in and around the Newport area to engage local people and create a positive experience through Newport County AFC.
Some of the projects the Community run include the Ladies Team, Futsall Team, Walking Football Team to the ‘We Wear the Same Shirt’ team.
Meet the County in the Community Teams
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DAN HARVEY - SCHOOL SPORT COORDINATOR
My main role within County in the Community consists of overseeing all aspects of our delivery within primary schools across Gwent. This work includes;
- PE, PPA & Extra-curricular delivery with our paying partner schools as part of our Amber Education Programme
- PE, PSHE lessons and assemblies, Literacy & Extra-curricular delivery as part of our Premier League Primary Stars programme
- Teacher Mentoring Programme aimed at developing teachers’ confidence and competence in delivering their own PE and School Sport sessions
- Healthy Living lessons as part of our Kinder +Sport Move and Learn project
As well as delivering these lessons in our partner schools, a main role as the School Sport Coordinator is to develop and maintain positive relationships with the organisations we work closely with, such as – The Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF), The EFL Trust, Ferrero/Kinder and local sport development units. Over the past 2 years our work within primary schools has seen us engage more than 5,000 youngsters from Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Islwyn.
In addition to the main role of School Sport Coordinator, I also oversee the Newport County Ladies AFC team. The side operate in the South Wales Womens’ & Girls League Division 1 and are open to females aged sixteen years of age and older. We are based at Llanwern High School, where the team both train on Tuesday evenings and play matches on a Sunday afternoon.
Another of my responsibilities is to oversee the running of our Newport County AFC Soccer Camps. These 3 day camps are enrolled during every school holiday and cater to 50+ boys/girls on each day. The first two days of the camps are centred solely around football, developing skills as well as providing a safe and structured competition for everyone attending. The final day then consists of various sports, giving youngsters the opportunity to try their hand at activities they may not have had access to previously. Our camps are linked in to the work we do with the EFL Trust and Kinder to emphasis healthy eating, as well as offering a set number of free places to pupils in our partner schools for each of the 3 days.
DANIELLE SEIVWRIGHT - FEMALE & HEALTH COORDINATOR
My main role within County in the Community encompasses overseeing the delivery of the Gwent Regional Investment Plan. Working in partnership with the FAW Trust, South Wales Women’s and Girls League and Local Authorities across Gwent the following is delivered;
- Girls only community football programme – delivering afterschool and community girls football sessions with the aim of giving girls opportunities to play and linking them into their local football clubs
- Boys player retention community initiative- delivering weekly sessions and soccer camps to give boys opportunities to play football 2 or more times a week
- Disability football engagement programme- delivering football sessions and festivals for people with disabilities providing them an opportunity to play the game
- BME football initiative- working with people from Black, Minority and Ethnic communities to engage with football at grass roots level
In addition to this role I also oversee our “We Wear The Same Shirt” scheme in partnership with The Football Association of Wales and Time To Change Wales. We deliver a comprehensive football training programme for people with mental health issues both diagnosed and undiagnosed. This is part of a nationwide campaign in order to combat the stigma against mental health and raise awareness of issues people may face.
DANIEL WILLIAMS - COMMUNITY COACH
My main role within County in the Community consists of delivering the Amber Education programme to primary schools across Gwent. This includes;
PE, PPA & Extra-curricular delivery with our paying partner schools as part of our Amber Education Programme.
Working on a fortnightly basis, which include eight primary schools from Newport, Four primary schools from Torfaen and two primary schools from Monmouthshire.
Each paying primary school receive an hour-long P.E lesson every fortnight, the lesson applies to the nation curriculum and is planned around the children’s learning.
Delivering ‘Healthy Living’ lessons as part of our Kinder +Sport Move and Learn project to all our paying partners.
After school clubs Deliver extra-curricular clubs to three primary schools, Two primary schools in Newport and two primary schools in Torfaen.
Soccer Tots Plan and deliver the soccer tots programme alongside Liam Jenkins to children aged 3-6 years old. The children attend sessions on a weekly basis, the sessions give the children a fun introduction to football and basic skills. The exit route from the soccer tots programme is to the clubs under 7’s development centre squad.
Soccer Camps Deliver half term soccer camps along with the rest of the County in The Community staff. The first two days of the camps are centred around football, developing skills as well as providing a safe and structured competition for everyone attending. The final day then consists of various sports, giving youngsters the opportunity to try other activities they may not have tried before.
DAVE LEWIS - COLLEGE PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR
Within my role of College Programme Co-ordinator, the main responsibilities for myself are to oversee 28 students who are working towards obtaining a BTEC level 3 qualification in applied Sport based at Llanwern High School. The course itself is very intense and consists of 19 different modules in relation to all aspects of sport and consists of 14 hours per week teaching time.
Alongside the education provision I also lead on the Football side of the programme in which the boys train at least 6 hours a week and also get the opportunity to play at a good standard within the South West Counties youth league as well as every other Wednesday participating in the EFL National League Futsal competition which is held in Birmingham and Cardiff and has been viewed on Sky Sports Soccer AM regularly over the past year.
It is my duty of care to ensure that everyone who accesses the programme get given every opportunity to grow and develop as a person and gain valuable educational and Footballing experiences in which will benefit them in whatever pathway they choose to follow when they finish the two year with us.
Additionally, within the role I am mentoring 7 individuals who are studying a Foundation degree in Community Football in which is overseen by the EFL Trust who have partnered up with the University of South Wales. This is a fantastic opportunity for these students to develop their knowledge of coaching industry in which I will do my upmost in supporting them through their academic journey.
Alongside the above I also take a lead on delivering our Walking Football programme which has grown steadily over the past 18 months and is something I am very proud to be part of as I see the huge difference it makes to many people’s lives.
LIAM JENKINS - PREMIER LEAGUE KICKS COORDINATOR
Premier League Kicks
Coordinate and deliver the PL Kicks project, planning and delivering sessions within different communities which are areas of ‘high need’, to engage young people between the age of 8 and 19 and give them an opportunity to express themselves and realise their potential through fun football on a weekly basis. Through PL Kicks there are central venue tournaments that run every half term, where young people enter the tournament with their 5-a-side team and compete against teams from other communities. Within this project there are opportunities to represent the Club, 13 young people were chosen to travel to Aston Villa and take part in a 9-a-side match against their selected team.
USW Foundation Degree Student
I am currently studying in my second year of the Foundation Degree, in ‘Community Football Coaching and Development’ alongside working full time. I’m looking to go on and do the third year top up degree.
Plan and deliver the Soccer Tots programme alongside Dan Williams, where young children aged 3-6 attend sessions for a fun introduction to football and physical activity. These are the youngest people in engagement with our club. There are possible exit routes from our Tots programme into the Development Centres U7’s squad.
Support the College Programme Futsal
Support David Lewis on EFL Futsal, National and Development League match days. Transporting teams to and from the venue, carrying out warm ups and managing the teams throughout the season. Match days take place at the House of Sport, Cardiff, every Wednesday.
Deliver half term camps with the rest of the Count in the Community team. Soccer Tots from 10-11am and then the camp from 11am-4pm.
Deliver fun PE lessons as part of the Amber Education programme, teaching Primary School pupils basics within many sports and developing life skills such as teamwork and communication.
MIKE PRATT - INCLUSION COACH
My key role within County in the Community is to oversee the Gwent Regional Football Plan.
The plan is in partnership with the Welsh Football Trust and Local Authority’s.
Monday-Friday I deliver football sessions in Leisure centres around Gwent
My other roles include: Delivering Amber Education and the Sport Move and Learn project in Primary Schools; delivering disability lessons in Chepstow Comprehensive School every week; and assisting Dave Lewis with the College Programme Football side every Saturday in the South West Counties League.
I also help Dan Harvey with the Newport County Ladies Football Team, volunteer with the match day visit and coach in the Newport County Soccer Camps in half term.
The Walking Football Team is made up of men and women aged 50+ who want to stay active but haven't quite got the engine of David Pipe anymore!
Training takes place every Monday (inside Sports Hall) or Every Thursday (3G) at Llanwern High School 6pm-7pm. Everyone Welcome!
We Wear the Same Shirt is a campaign to create a number of football teams for adults with a mental health condition. It's free from the pressures of competition but offers a chance to be coached by Newport County AFC's top coaches. It takes place every Thursday from 1pm-2pm at PlayFootball in Bettws.
The County Futsal Team is open to anyone aged U18 and will give you an opportunity to take part in one of the fastest growing football-based sports in the World.
Not only does Futsal give you a chance to improve your first touch and skills with a ball, it also gives you a great opportunity to play and work in a team and compete against other quality opposition. The Club's Futsal Team has had a lot of success recently.
The team's individual success stories include Momo Touray who is currently scoring hatfuls of goals for the Academy side but the NCAFC Futsal Team can also boast that a massive 7 members of last season's team went on to University and two more are now studying and playing in New York!
Contact County in the Community
☎️ (01633) 481896 - ext. 7
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