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Annual AFCCT Day set for Motherwell match

January 9, 2023 1:00 pm Author: Aberdeen FC Media Team


Annual AFCCT Day set for Motherwell match!
Aberdeen v Motherwell, Saturday 4th February
Pittodrie Stadium

To celebrate the ongoing success of Aberdeen FC’s partner charity, Aberdeen FC Community Trust (AFCCT), we are encouraging all AFC supporters to turn out for our match with Motherwell at Pittodrie on Saturday 4th February, which has been designated as this season’s AFCCT Day!

On the day and throughout the week of the match AFCCT will enjoy an increased profile throughout with various activities taking place to spread the community spirit and feel-good factor generated by our partner charity.

In a bid to engage with community groups, schools, and sports teams, 500 free tickets will be distributed by AFCCT staff throughout the North-East. In addition to this, £1 from every ticket sale for the match will go to support the work of AFC’s partner charity!

Our social return on investment shows that for every £1 invested there is a £10 cumulative economic, societal and public health return provided to the local community. With your support we can continue to transform lives for the better.

Tickets for the match are available to AberDNA members to buy now and will be available on general sale from Tuesday 10th January. Full ticket information can be found here.

AFCCT’s vision is to maximise the potential of its communities by improving physical and mental wellbeing, providing inclusive opportunities to change lives for the better.

The Trust focuses on two main themes, Education and Positive destinations, and Football, Health, and Wellbeing.

Over the past year, AFCCT has engaged with a total of 4,208 participants from 17 primaries and seven secondaries, representing 165,523 interactions. Meanwhile, the Trust’s health and wellbeing programmes attracted 4,160 participations in 2021-22, of which 42 participants are living with dementia.

The Trust’s work in local schools uses a shared passion for football and the power of the Aberdeen Football Club brand as a starting point to close the poverty-related attainment gap and support wellbeing.

In 2018, the UEFA SFA Social Return on Investment report demonstrated AFCCT, and partners were helping to add £97million of value to the region through its work in encouraging participation in football and delivering football-related activities in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

To find out more on what activities and programmes our Community Trust deliver or how to take part please view our 2021/2022 Impact Report here.