CHELSEA SIGN NEW DEAL WITH RIGHT TO PLAY

Chelsea Football Club are delighted to announce we have extended our relationship with global charity partner Right To Play for another three years.

This new agreement follows a groundbreaking six-year partnership in which the club has raised more than £1.5 million for Right to Play's vital work around the world.

Right To Play mirrors Chelsea FC's ambition of using sport as a tool to provide positive changes in young peoples' lives. The club joined forces with the charity, which works with more than 830,000 children each week across 22 countries, in 2007.

Chelsea FC's successful Champions League campaign last season ensured the charity's profile was elevated to new levels as its logo appeared on the back of the Blues' winning shirt.

Chelsea FC Chief Executive Ron Gourlay said: 'Chelsea Football Club understands the significance that sport can play in communities around the world and we are delighted to be extending our partnership with Right To Play, who are continuing to change lives across the globe.

'We believe in the power of football and sport to reach out to people at home and abroad and look forward to working with Right To Play over the next three years to help hundreds of thousands of children play, learn and inspire each other.'

Right To Play founder and Chief Executive Johann Olav Koss added: 'I am excited about our relationship with Chelsea Football Club. The club has consistently shown their dedication to Right To Play since we first started working together in 2007 and we have achieved great things.

'Our partnership has helped spread the message that sport and play have the power to improve the lives of children living in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. We're proud of what we have already achieved and now we look forward to the future.'

Chelsea FC's partnership with Right To Play has seen players and club officials visit a number of the charity's projects around the world - including Jordan, Ghana, the Far East and the US.

Right To Play give children a chance to become constructive participants in society, regardless of gender, disability, ethnicity, social background or religion. Through games and sports, Right To Play helps create social change in communities affected by war, poverty and disease.