We are delighted to announce Tranmere Rovers in the Community have been nominated for the Wirral Business, Charity in the Community award 2019.
Tranmere Rovers in the Community was established in the late 1980’s, initially focusing on the use off football and other team sport activities as educational tools.
Since then the community department has developed into a registered charity in its own right and engages with thousands of people across the Wirral peninsula and beyond each year.
Working across the four core themes of social inclusion, health education and sports participation – the community team’s work had expanded from coaching in schools to a wide range of projects covering all ages and abilities.
Tranmere Rovers in the Community has built up a particularly positive reputation across the local area for providing support and activities for those with a variety of physical and mental disabilities.
We are based in the Tranmere Rovers Recreation Centre in the grounds of Prenton Park and although we visit many schools and colleges across the Wirral we run a large number of our sessions from our Centre where more than 300 participants a week visit.
Mike McGovern a Walking Football attendee at TRIC says “I can’t tell you how much I look forward to coming to play football here at Tranmere Rovers. It’s wonderful, absolutely wonderful.
“When you retire you don’t miss the work, you miss the people and the banter and I get that in spades in here. They are all men, similar age to me. We laugh and we joke and it’s absolutely phenomenal.
“I really recommend it to anyone who wants to do a bit of sport but also wants the social aspect of it, the laughter and the banter, it’s absolutely fantastic.”
We are thrilled to have been nominated for the award and would like to thank everyone who have participated in our sessions over the years.