Today we begin a series of articles looking at the work of Football In The Community (FITC) at our club as Trust Board Member Matt Davis interviews Craig White. The series begins with a look at Craig’s background and an overview of FITC’s role.
Name: Craig White Job Title: Football in the Community Manager Age: 32
Educational Background –Waterleys County Primary School (Wigston), Gartree High School (Oadby) & Guthlaxton College (Wigston) – a local lad!
Sporting Background – Playing local football at Oadby Town etc
How did you become involved in football in the community and when? – I’ve been here 13 years now, originally under the leadership of Neville Hamilton. I’d taken my coaching badges and I saw an advert to help with coaching. I applied and was hired on a casual basis, then subsequently full time. My job title was assistant officer, but eventually, when Neville Hamilton moved on, I got the Manager post.
OVERVIEW OF FOOTBALL IN THE COMMUNITY:
What are the aims and objectives of football in the community and what are the different strands to it (including how this links to the community)? – Firstly, let me give you a bit of history. Football in the Community Projects are successfully operated at 92 professional football clubs. Football in the community projects were first established in the mid 1980’s, with Leicester City’s being set up in 1989……..