Stanley Together

Accrington Stanley Community Trust unveiled a new community project in December 2018, to enhance their engagement with their local Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community.

The ‘Stanley Together’ project, will see the creation of a new BAME focused fan-group and several outreach fan-engagement programmes. The Trust will work with local schools, community centres and Accrington’s new £9million Raza Jamia Masjid mosque to deliver a range of workshops to educate people on the history of Accrington Stanley FC and inspire them to attend matches at the Wham Stadium.

The project has benefited from a £18,530 grant from the Premier League Fans Fund, the investment of which will also enable the Community Trust to extend their existing Junior Redz young supporters’ scheme, improve their pre-match fan zone and support the upskilling of a cohort of volunteers.

The ‘Stanley Together’ project is the latest stage of a new long-term fan engagement strategy at Accrington Stanley FC, which included the development of a brand-new 1,200-seater family stand, which opened in December 2018.

From left to right: Billy Kee and Zehn Mohammed (Accrington Stanley FC), Purves Ali (Chairman – Raza Jamia Masjid Mosque and Accrington Stanley Community Trust), Martin Fearon (CEO – Accrington Stanley Community Trust), Kasom Shah (Accrington Stanley U18 Captain).

How can you get involved?

There are a number of ways you can get involved in the project, from volunteering, helping out at events, receiving free Accrington Stanley match tickets and becoming part of a new BAME Fan Group.

Free Accrington Stanley Match Tickets – We have an allocation of 10 free Accrington Stanley match tickets for the BAME community for each league game. To enquire about a free ticket you must contact the Chairman of the Raza Jamia Masjid Mosque, Purves Ali on purves.ali@btopenworld.com or phone 01254 952548.

Junior Redz – We are looking for new members for the Accrington Stanley Junior Redz. If you have children under the age of 12 you can sign them up online here – https://www.stanleytrust.co.uk/junior-redz/

Volunteering Opportunities – If you would like to get involved in the project contact us on 01254 304071 or email info@stanleytrust.co.uk

Accrington Stanley Supporters Liaison and Equality & Diversity Officer – If you would like more information on Accrington Stanley Football Club please contact Robert Houseman on rehouseman@hotmail.co.uk