PFA continue to support the Foundation
Blackburn Rovers Striker, Jason Roberts was in Manchester this week, to receive a cheque on behalf of his Foundation, from Gordon Taylor, Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA).
The PFA has donated a further £5,000 to the Jason Roberts Foundation in continuation of their support of the ongoing work in Grenada, including the “Shooting Stars Floodlight Roadshow” which was launched by Andy Cole in 2009.
Last year saw the successful launch of the Jason Roberts Foundation’s National Youth Premier League on the Caribbean Island, in partnership with the Grenada Football Association and the Ministry of Sport. This is the first National Youth League of its kind on the island and took the form of Parish leagues across the country, with 94 teams registered throughout Grenada and the neighbouring Island of Carriacou.
A number of Premier League and Football League Club’s donated kit for teams competing in the League including Everton, Fulham, Hull City and QPR, as well as a donation from Adidas of kit from clubs including Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle.
“Without the support of sponsors and partners like the PFA, we could not continue to expand and progress projects like the Floodlights programme and the National Youth Premier League. We still plan to create a Sports Academy in the Caribbean and we are currently developing an International youth cultural exchange programme. I am very excited about the future of the Foundation.”