Links Park Community Trust, in association with Montrose Football Club, are once again sharing best practice with counterparts from across Europe.
This week, our Project Manager Logan Cruickshank and Club Development Officer Adam McWilliam are representing LPCT & MFC in Budapest, Hungary, as part of a European Football for Development Network (EFDN) Staff Exchange.
LPCT are joined on the ‘Education’ Staff Exchange by representatives from Inter Milan, Feyenoord Rotterdam, VfL Wolfsburg, the EFDN, and host club Ferencváros TC.
During the week long exchange, our staff will learn best practice from our partner clubs/organisations, whilst also sharing details of our innovative and award-winning education programmes.
LPCT Chief Executive Peter Davidson, who is also a Board Member at the European Football for Development Network, believes the fully-funded trip will not only benefit the charity, but also local schools and their pupils.
‘The EFDN is a network consisting of the most community-focussed clubs from across Europe. This exchange allows us to share with others how we use football, in association with our local schools, to raise attainment and achievement in subject areas such as health, numeracy, literacy and science.
More importantly however, it also serves as an opportunity to learn from others. There are some fantastic examples, throughout Europe, of football being used as the context in the delivery of educational programmes, particularly amongst those that are considered ‘disengaged’ or ‘hard to reach’ and Logan and Adam will be able to come home with details of such practices which may then shape our existing and/or future work.’
For more information on the work of Links Park Community Trust visit www.linksparkct.org.uk
For more information on the work of the European Football for Development Network visit www.efdn.org