Robbie Savage launches foundation dedicated to free access to grassroots sport

Robbie Savage has launched a new foundation aimed at boosting access to grassroots football for youngsters.

The Savage Foundation, launched by the former Wales international today, is dedicated to helping children benefit from access to quality facilities and expertise.

A launch statement on the foundation’s website reads:

“It gives me great pleasure to launch The Savage Foundation.

“A Community Interest Company that will be dedicated to deliver my passionate belief that all youngsters should be able to access free grassroots football regardless of their background or ability, with the aim that no child should be disadvantaged.”

“The Foundation will be committed to facilitating inspirational opportunities for young people to enjoy being physically active in a safe, fun and engaging environment – eliminating barriers to level the playing field.”

The Savage Foundation launches with The Law Family Charitable Foundation and Macclesfield Football Club. Starting in March, any child from within the Macclesfield & District area aged 5-12 will be able to apply to join free coaching sessions at the football club.

Those taking part will be giving their own kit to wear and receive a complimentary ticket to watch the Macclesfield FC first team in action.

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