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17.04.2014

YOUNGSTERS TO TAKE PART IN FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP PROJECT

A group of young people from the Chelsea Foundation will be joining more than 300 children from across Europe at the Champion League Final to celebrate the role of football in bringing people together...

16.04.2014

CHELSEA LADIES COACH SKILLS IN KINGSTON

Youngsters at a Chelsea Foundation Soccer School in Kingston enjoyed a day to remember on Tuesday as they received a surprise visit from Chelsea Ladies trio Ji So-Yun, Emma Wilhelmsson and Laura Coombs...

13.04.2014

FOUNDATION WORKS WITH WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS

Chelsea Foundation coaches joined pupils from Samuel Ward Academy and Churchill School in Suffolk to raise awareness for autism earlier this month...

10.04.2014

FOUNDATION HOSTS HARLEM PARTNERS

The Chelsea Foundation's relationship with FC Harlem is going from strength to strength according to executive director Irv Smalls who visited London last month...

02.04.2014

FUN RUN FOR RIGHT TO PLAY

Tonight's game in Paris will see the Chelsea team supporting Right To Play by wearing the charity's logo on their shirts. You can show your support for our global charity partner by taking part in

02.04.2014

SWANSEA'S NEIL TAYLOR BACKS ASIAN STAR

Swansea and Wales left-back Neil Taylor, the only British Asian playing in the Premier League, believes initiatives such as Chelsea's Asian Star can help change the mentality of aspiring Asian youngsters...

26.03.2014

FOUNDATION COACHES IN LAOS

Foundation coach Steve Winnett led a football-for-development session in Laos last week as Chelsea became what is believed to be the first Premier League club to work in the country in an official capacity...

26.03.2014

COBHAM HOSTS COMMUNITY DAY

There were some special guests at training on Tuesday, as the old and young were in attendance to meet their heroes...

25.03.2014

FA LAUNCHES NEW FILMS TO ENCOURAGE REPORTING OF DISCRIMINATION

Hear it. See it. Report it; The FA have launched four short animated films detailing exactly what to do if you come across discrimination while attending Chelsea matches...

24.03.2014

LOCAL SCHOOLS TO COMPETE FOR CHELSEA

Cheam Park Farm Junior School and Chestnut Grove School will represent Chelsea at the national finals of the Premier League Schools Tournament (PLST) after emerging victorious during the regional competition...

24.03.2014

CHELSEA LADIES AND TV PRESENTER LAUNCH SCHOOL PITCH

Chelsea Ladies duo Hannah Blundell and Drew Spence joined Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling to officially open a new third generation artificial grass pitch on behalf of the Matthew Arnold School...

20.03.2014

STILL TIME TO ACQUIRE EXCLUSIVE SIGNED SHIRTS

Fans have until Monday at midday to bid on a selection of the exclusive Building Bridges match shirts the team wore during the game against Everton last month. The auction is raising funds for the

19.03.2014

FORMER WINNER HAILS ASIAN STAR EXPERIENCE

Chelsea's Asian Star initiative is now under two months away and former winner Sam Khan believes the youngsters attending will enjoy a day never to forget...

17.03.2014

CHELSEA SUPPORTS SPORT RELIEF GAMES

Sport Relief is back and Chelsea is proud to lend our support again this year by challenging all Blues' fans to get sporty, have fun and raise money by entering their local event...

13.03.2014

GAME FOR EQUALITY SHIRTS UP FOR AUCTION

A selection of the exclusive Building Bridges match shirts the team wore during the game against Everton on 22 February are now up for grabs to raise funds for the Chelsea Foundation...

12.03.2014

PROFESSIONAL BACKING FOR ASIAN STAR

London-born Pakistan international Kashif Siddiqi has urged youngsters to sign up for Chelsea's Asian Star initiative and enjoy a day they will never forget...

11.03.2014

FOUNDATION COACHES SHARE EXPERTISE IN ASIA

Two coaches from the Chelsea Foundation have departed for a three-month stay at the Chelsea FC Soccer School Korea in a new initiative designed to enhance the level of coaching at the facility...

05.03.2014

BOXING STAR KHAN BACKS CHELSEA'S ASIAN STAR

Two-time world champion Amir Khan has lent his support to Chelsea's Asian Star initiative as the club's ground-breaking programme returns for a sixth year in May...

04.03.2014

BATTERSEA DOGS AND CATS HOME WINS ONLINE CHARITY POLL

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has won the third and final online charity poll, and will be holding bucket collections at Stamford Bridge for the game against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday...

25.02.2014

INAUGURAL BANGKOK TOURNAMENT SUCCESS

Youngsters from Bangkok enjoyed a day to remember on Sunday as the Chelsea Soccer School Thailand staged an Invitational Football Tournament.

19.02.2014

LE SAUX SUPPORTING BLUES INITIATIVE

Chelsea legend Graeme Le Saux has lent his support to this weekend's inaugural Game for Equality...

18.02.2014

ALUKO: CELEBRATING DIFFERENCE

Chelsea Ladies striker Eniola Aluko believes this weekend's Game for Equality can have an impact for good all over the world after lending her support to the initiative...

18.02.2014

MAKING AN IMPACT

Chelsea Football Club's disability manager Rob Seale has praised the initiative which sees Saturday's match against Everton at Stamford Bridge selected as our inaugural Game for Equality...

17.02.2014

INAUGURAL GAME FOR EQUALITY THIS WEEKEND

Chelsea Football Club's game against Everton this weekend will bring together football and important campaigns and organisations to highlight work promoting equality within the sport, and throughout communities...

11.02.2014

LOTTERY WINNERS' WINTER WARMER

Life-long Chelsea fan Jan Duckmanton enjoyed a tour of Stamford Bridge as she collected a cheque for £750 as one of the latest winners of the Chelsea Foundation Lottery...

07.02.2014

ASIAN STAR 2014 UNDERWAY

Eden Hazard hosted 20 British-Asian children at Cobham this week to mark the launch of Chelsea's Asian Star initiative...

06.02.2014

CHELSEA FOUNDATION OFFERS BTEC IN SPORT

The Chelsea Foundation is on the lookout for male and female students in Year 11, who have a keen interest in developing as football players and as potential coaches and teachers of the future...

03.02.2014

TV PRESENTER VISITS STAMFORD BRIDGE FOR WOMEN'S AID

Stamford Bridge played host to TV presenter Charlie Webster in the past week as she ran 250 miles in seven days, visiting 40 football clubs, to raise vital funds for Women's Aid...

28.01.2014

YOUNG CHELSEA FAN MEETS HIS HEROES

Chelsea fan Isaac Evans enjoyed a day to remember on Thursday at our Cobham training ground...

28.01.2014

CHELSEA FOUNDATION SPREAD COACHING METHODS IN MALAYSIA

Coaches from Chelsea FC Soccer Schools in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia descended on Sabah earlier this month for an education course delivered by Foundation staff...

22.01.2014

CHELSEA FC SOCCER SCHOOL OPENS IN INDONESIA

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce our Soccer School in Indonesia will open its doors this weekend...

21.01.2014

CHELSEA FOUNDATION TO BEGIN INVOLVEMENT WITH SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAMME

The Chelsea Foundation is delighted to announce our involvement with the Premier League School Sports Programme will begin this month...

20.01.2014

FANS ASKED TO VOTE FOR COMMUNITY CHARITIES COLLECTION

Nearly 80 charities have applied for a chance to hold bucket collections at Stamford Bridge this season and fans are now asked to choose the final one they would like to see fundraising on a

17.01.2014

BLUE PITCH OPENS IN PHILIPPINES

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art Blue Pitch in the Philippines...

15.01.2014

FOUNDATION BACKS RIGHT TO PLAY'S SCHOOL SCHEME

The Chelsea Foundation is supporting Right To Play's schools fundraising initiative 'Play For Change'.

14.01.2014

CHELSEA-COACHED STUDENTS IN FA CELEBRATION

Kingston College Skills Centre learners, coached by the Chelsea Foundation, helped the Football Association bring the curtain down on their 150th year anniversary celebrations...

08.01.2014

KIDNEY CHARITY TOPS ONLINE POLL

Kidney Research UK has won the second of our online charity polls, and will be holding bucket collections at Stamford Bridge for the game against Manchester United on Sunday 19 January...

08.01.2014

COACHING INITIATIVE CONTINUES TO GROW

The Chelsea Foundation's continued support for the Zesh Rehman Foundation has seen two participants from the unique Sidelined-2-Sidelines initiative progress to coach within the club's community programmes...

24.12.2013

FOUNDATION COACHES IN WEST LONDON SCHOOL

More than 40 Chelsea Foundation coaches descended on St Mary's University College, Twickenham, on Monday for a practical day's learning with senior members of the organisation...

23.12.2013

CHELSEA FOUNDATION AND RIGHT TO PLAY TEAMWORK IN THAILAND

Chelsea FC Foundation coach David Monk led a football for development session at our Bangkok Soccer School earlier this month, in association with our global charity partner Right To Play...

22.12.2013

WONDERFUL DAY FOR FOUNDATION LOTTERY WINNER

Season ticket holder Patricia Hanson and husband Peter watched our victory over Crystal Palace last weekend from a box having won the Ultimate Matchday Prize in the Chelsea Foundation Lottery...

19.12.2013

SEASONAL SOCCER SCHOOLS BOOKING NOW

Chelsea Soccer Schools are once again offering the perfect way to keep any budding young footballer busy during the festive period...

19.12.2013

NEW CHELSEA FC SOCCER SCHOOL ANNOUNCED IN INDONESIA

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce we will be launching a new Soccer School in Indonesia in January...

17.12.2013

NEVIN ENTERTAINS SENIOR FANS AT FOUNDATION EVENT

Two-time Chelsea Player of the Year Pat Nevin was the guest of honour at the Chelsea Foundation Senior Fans' Christmas Party...

17.12.2013

STAMFORD THE LION IN SCHOOL EVENT VISITS

Stamford the Lion has been busy in December attending two special schools events held by the Chelsea FC Foundation in Guildford and Leatherhead...

12.12.2013

CHELSEA FC SOCCER SCHOOL SINGAPORE UNVEILS AMBASSADOR

Chelsea FC Soccer School Singapore marks its first year of operation by naming local football star Baihakki Khaizan as its ambassador...

12.12.2013

REACH WINS CHILDREN'S CHARITY VOTE TO COLLECT AT PALACE MATCH

Reach, the Association for Children with Upper Limb Deficiency, has won the first of our online charity polls, and will be holding bucket collections at Stamford Bridge for the game against Crystal Palace on Saturday...

12.12.2013

AUCTION FOR TYPHOON DISASTER FUNDS CLOSES THIS WEEKEND

Fans have until Sunday evening to bid for two signed Chelsea shirts and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the first team train and meet the players in support of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan...

06.12.2013

LADIES MEET YOUNG FANS IN TOKYO

Chelsea Ladies took a break from the serious business of preparing for Sunday's International Women's Club Championship final on Friday afternoon to visit youngsters from a Tokyo nursery and welfare centre...

02.12.2013

FOUNDATION LOTTERY JACKPOT WON ON PITCH

The Chelsea Foundation made the Christmas wishes of 10 fans come true, as the lucky members of the Chelsea Lottery took part in the annual jackpot draw on the pitch at Stamford Bridge before the

02.12.2013

AMAZING COMMUNITY DAY FOR YOUNG FANS

Cobham hosted three very special guests at training on Friday, as young fans Archie Hadfield, Khy Gillespie and Ryan Kidger met their heroes...

02.12.2013

NEW BLUE PITCH OPENED IN ASIA

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art Blue Pitch in South Korea...

30.11.2013

RIGHT TO PLAY AND WORLD AIDS DAY

This Sunday is World AIDS Day, with Chelsea Football Club continuing to support our charity partner Right To Play in raising awareness for the worldwide pandemic affecting millions of children and adults.

29.11.2013

CHELSEA FC AND DEC WORK TO RAISE TYPHOON DISASTER FUNDS

Chelsea Football Club and the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) are working together to raise funds for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

21.11.2013

ENTERPRISING STUDENTS CHALLENGED AT STAMFORD BRIDGE

Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck joined the Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, the Premier League Chief Executive and 60 students as part of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge initiative...

19.11.2013

REGISTER YOUR CHARITY FOR MATCHDAY COLLECTIONS POLL

Chelsea Football Club is inviting children's, medical and local-based charities to register for the chance to hold bucket collections at Stamford Bridge during the 2013/14 season...

18.11.2013

YOUNG BLUES HELP SCHOOL CELEBRATIONS

Chelsea youngsters Nathan Ake and Lewis Baker were the guests of honour as the Chelsea Foundation joined the grand opening of an extension to a Surrey School earlier this month...

14.11.2013

DAY TO REMEMBER FOR FOUNDATION LOTTERY WINNER

Lifelong Chelsea fan John Rushe enjoyed a tour of Stamford Bridge as he collected a cheque for £500 as one of the latest winners of the Chelsea Foundation Lottery...

11.11.2013

THE 2013 DIGICEL CHELSEA FOOTBALL ACADEMY LAUNCHES IN BARBADOS

Chelsea Foundation coaches are putting 39 of the best young talents from across the Caribbean through their paces in a week-long training camp in Barbados this week...

31.10.2013

KICK IT OUT NAMES YOUNG CHELSEA STARS AS PART OF NEXT 20 INITIATIVE

Romelu Lukaku and Nathaniel Chalobah have both been named as part of the Next 20 initiative launched by Kick It Out to champion 20 young stars across the Premier League, Football League and Women's Super

17.10.2013

MATA MAKES LOTTERY PICK

Juan Mata has selected 10 lucky fans for the annual Chelsea Foundation Lottery jackpot draw which will see one of them walk away with an amazing £10,000...

17.10.2013

SPECIAL GUESTS WATCH TRAINING AND MEET SQUAD

Cobham hosted three very special guests at training on Thursday afternoon, as Professor Ray Powles was joined by two young supporters, Macauley Rogers and Joshua Eliot-Lockhart...

10.10.2013

BLUES DISABILITY MANAGER HONOURED AT THE PALACE

Having been honoured at Buckingham Palace earlier this week, Chelsea disability manager Rob Seale has been speaking with the club's official website...

06.10.2013

CHELSEA'S DISABILITY MANAGER TO BE HONOURED FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FOOTBALL

Chelsea disability manager Rob Seale is to be honoured at a special Buckingham Palace ceremony hosted by HRH The Duke of Cambridge to recognise his services to football...

17.09.2013

RIGHT TO PLAY LOGOS ON SALE IN MEGASTORE

To kick off the 2013/14 Champions League campaign, the Megastore at Stamford Bridge is offering fans the chance to buy Right To Play logos to complete their Champions League shirts...

02.09.2013

LOTTERY WINNER MEETS THE BLUES

One lucky winner of the Chelsea Foundation Lottery joined the squad for its annual photocall last week, and you too could win some incredible prizes with the scheme...

24.07.2013

JAKARTA YOUTH COACHED BY CHELSEA STARS

It is a visit of firsts for Chelsea in Indonesia and added to the list this week is the work of our Foundation coaches in Jakarta, which was assisted on Wednesday afternoon by four of

20.07.2013

FIVE BLUES PITCH UP IN KL

It has been a busy few days in Malaysia for Chelsea's Foundation coaches, and on Saturday they were joined at our Kuala Lumpur Blue Pitch facility by five of the first team squad...

17.07.2013

CHELSEA FC FOUNDATION AND FC HARLEM ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL PARTNERSHIP

The Chelsea Football Club Foundation and FC Harlem today (Wednesday) announced a partnership to develop community initiatives for young people in New York...

17.07.2013

FORMER BLUES COACHING FOR THE FUTURE

The official Chelsea website talks to former Chelsea reserve players James and Phil Younghusband who now run the club's soccer school in the Philippines…

16.07.2013

KITS FOR KIDS HANDED OUT IN THAI REFUGEE CAMP

The first batch of kits donated by generous Chelsea fans and staff has been distributed to young people in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burmese border...

15.07.2013

BLUES MEET BANGKOK KIDS

Gary Cahill, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Josh McEachran joined Chelsea Foundation coaches at our Soccer School in Bangkok on Monday afternoon, helping deliver a coaching clinic to almost 50 local children.

12.07.2013

BANGKOK SCHOOL WELCOMES CHELSEA FOUNDATION COACHES

Chelsea FC Foundation coaches who are in Thailand as part of the club's pre-season tour visited a project run by our global charity partner Right To Play...

08.07.2013

EXCLUSIVE CHELSEA ITEMS UP FOR GRABS

The Chelsea Foundation is launching a new auction site, and straight away fans have the chance to bid for some truly amazing items...

05.07.2013

THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY DECADE

One of the greatest changes to the club during the last 10 years has been the importance placed on corporate social responsibility (CSR) work...

02.07.2013

LE SAUX HELPS LAUNCH NEW PREMIER LEAGUE & SPORT ENGLAND CAMPAIGN

Former Blue Graeme Le Saux and coaches from the Chelsea Foundation joined representatives from the Premier League and Sport England on Tuesday to launch an exciting new partnership.

29.05.2013

RIGHT TO PLAY RAISE BIG MONEY AT THE BRIDGE

Chelsea's global charity partner Right To Play hosted a hugely successful day on the pitch at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, with a double-header of events raising £175,000.

25.05.2013

BLUES SHOW THE WAY IN HARLEM

Chelsea players including Petr Cech, Demba Ba and David Luiz joined Foundation coaches and youngsters from local club FC Harlem for a coaching clinic in New York on Friday.

24.05.2013

CHELSEA FOUNDATION AND LONDON COLLEGE LAUNCH FUTSAL PROGRAMME

The Chelsea FC Foundation has teamed up with the @Futsal Group and St Joseph's College in Norwood, London to offer 30 young people aged 16 to 19 the opportunity participate in aneducation and Futsal programme...

20.05.2013

CHELSEA KICKZ KIDS IN NEW FORUM

Gazprom, official partner of the UEFA Champions League, has today announced Chelsea Football Club's involvement in their corporate social responsibility project 'Football for Friendship'...

20.05.2013

FIRST CHELSEA CUP A HUGE SUCCESS

The first Chelsea Cup took place at Cobham on Sunday with 36 teams competing in three age groups...

06.05.2013

ASIAN STAR 2013 CROWNS FOUR NEW CHAMPIONS

Nearly 400 young Asians took part in the latest Asian Star event at the club's Cobham training ground today (Monday)...

02.05.2013

FINAL CHARITY POLL BEGINS

Chelsea fans are being asked to vote in the final Online Charity Poll of the season to decide which military charity will get to hold bucket collections around the ground.

02.05.2013

RUN FOR RIGHT TO PLAY

You could show your support for our global charity partner Right To Play by taking part in their 5K family fun run in Battersea Park next week...

30.04.2013

CALL FOR COACHES TO GET INVOLVED WITH ASIAN STAR

Chelsea Football Club is calling on aspiring coaches from the Asian Community to get involved with a series of workshops taking place throughout the day at the Asian Star event on Monday 6 May at

29.04.2013

IT`S SPRING ONLINE TIME FOR ALIVE AND KICKING MEMBERS

The Chelsea Foundation held a special Spring Online event for local pensioners as part of our Alive and Kicking scheme last week.

25.04.2013

THE BROMPTON FOUNTAIN WINS ONLINE CHARITY POLL

The Brompton Fountain has won the fans' Online Charity Poll and will now hold bucket collections at Stamford Bridge during this weekend's game against Swansea.

22.04.2013

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE IN CHARITY POLL

Chelsea fans have until 5pm today to vote in the Community and Support Charity Poll, which has pulled in thousands of votes so far.

17.04.2013

BA URGES TALENT TO COME FORWARD

Chelsea striker Demba Ba is urging members of the British Asian community to take part in the club's Asian Star campaign and showcase their 'huge talent'.

15.04.2013

COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT CHARITY POLL BEGINS

Chelsea fans are being asked to vote for the community and support charity they would like to see collecting at Stamford Bridge in the latest Online Charity Poll.

08.04.2013

KICK IT OUT CHIEF BACKS ASIAN STAR

Lord Herman Ouseley, chairman of football equality campaigners Kick It Out, has given the organisation's backing to the Chelsea Asian Star project.

07.04.2013

ASIAN STAR INSTILS SELF BELIEF SAYS FORMER WINNER SAM KHAN

Chelsea Football Club's ground-breaking Asian Star initiative has been praised by former winner Sam Khan who now plays for Birmingham City Football Club's Academy.

06.04.2013

CHELSEA FOUNDATION HOST SUCCESSFUL CEREBRAL PALSY FIXTURES

The Chelsea Foundation hosted Cerebral Palsy fixtures recently at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre as part of the CP Centre of Excellence Southern Conference...

05.04.2013

REHMAN BACKS ASIAN STAR 2013

Zesh Rehman, the first South Asian to play at every level in professional football, has again added his support to Chelsea Football Club's Asian Star competition.

03.04.2013

CHELSEA LADIES COACH IN LOCAL SCHOOL

A trio of Chelsea Ladies stars met pupils from Sunbury Manor School in Middlesex last week to offer their expertise to the aspiring female footballers...

03.04.2013

EQUALITY CAMPAIGNER SUPPORTS ASIAN STAR 2013

A leading campaigner within the football industry is the latest high-profile individual to show their support to Chelsea Football Club's Asian Star campaign.

25.03.2013

PETER VIRDEE BACKS ASIAN STAR

Peter Virdee, one of the country's leading businessmen and philanthropists, has added his support to Chelsea Football Club's ground-breaking Asian Star project.

21.03.2013

SAUBER'S GUTIERREZ MEETS YOUNGSTERS AT CHELSEA'S SOCCER SCHOOL

The worlds of football and motor racing came together in Kuala Lumpur this week as Sauber F1 Team driver Esteban Gutierrez hosted Malaysian children at the Chelsea FC Soccer School in Kuala Lumpur.

19.03.2013

SPORTING EQUALS TO HOST LAUNCH EVENT FOR ASIAN STAR 2013

Sporting Equals will be hosting an Asian Star pre-event alongside Chelsea with a special coaching and training session for young boys from the British Asian community.

13.03.2013

CAHILL HELPS INNOVATIVE PRISON PROJECT

Gary Cahill was joined by Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation Jeremy Wright at Cobham on Tuesday as we celebrated the Chelsea Foundation's Unlocking Potential programme.