Ryan Owen: Building Confidence

Finding your place in the world can be difficult. For Ryan Owen, this challenge has been tougher than most, but Saints Works is providing him with a home. Originally from Newcastle, 19-year-old Ryan has been in foster care for most of his life. But, at 18, he left there, struggling to settle into supported lodgings. […]

Dave Hills: Squad Goals

Small things make a world of difference at Saints Foundation. Sometimes it can just be a name. Saints Goal looks to change the long-term habits of men over the age of 35 and with a waist line of more than 36 inches. Our staff work on changing our participants’ lifestyle through education and exercise in […]

Wiktoria Wieczorek: Team Talk

To be an essential member of any team, you need to give 100% effort, be enthusiastic and have the right attitude. Step forward Wiktoria Wieczorek. The 15-year-old, who attends Woodlands Community College, is part of our Saints Girls programme, which is supported by the Premier League. She regularly attends sessions throughout the week. Since joining […]

Saints Foundation delighted to welcome Bronze Patrons onboard

Saints Foundation, the official charity of Southampton Football Club, have joined forces with the business community of Southampton to continue to help make a positive difference to local people’s lives. We officially launched the Friends of Saints Foundation scheme in September 2017, to give local businesses the opportunity to connect with the charity and support children, […]

Jake Batchelor: Future Found

Whether it’s at walking cricket or at our Generation Gains project, Jake Batchelor is the one putting smiles on the faces of our participants. But, it wasn’t always this way for Jake. He joined Saints Foundation two-and-a-half years ago as an apprentice, leaving behind a stressful job. “I was working in a kitchen before I […]

Callum Chugg: New Paths

Finding a path in life can be tricky for those that leave education. For Callum Chugg, there was little on offer for him. Nothing that ticked the right boxes. Fast forward two-and-a-half years of hard work and Callum is now a full-time, and integral, member of staff at Saints Foundation all thanks to his apprenticeship. […]

Nazmul Hao: A Release

For some, our Generation Gains sessions provide a way to keep active and socialise. For Nazmul Hao, his time with us is his release. The former University of Southampton lecturer, who spent his whole working life teaching, is now a full-time carer for his wife. With his time at a premium, it is a testament […]

Dylan Wareham: Giving Back

Football is Dylan Wareham’s passion. It provided him a safe space as a participant four years ago, and, now, it is his way of giving back. Saints Kicks welcomed Dylan to sessions every week, where he would play casual games of football alongside a multitude of other young people. At Kicks, our coaches look to […]

Jack Cawley: New Tricks

As a teacher, it is your duty to educate – but what about when the tables are turned? Our Premier League Primary Stars team work with teachers across the city to provide assistance with delivery of PE. At Thornhill Primary School, this has been felt most by Jack Cawley. After only nine hours of focused […]