Working with the community
Altrincham Football Club ‘in the community’ (AITC) is a registered charity, providing football and sports coaching in Altrincham to schools and community organisations, as well as funding various social and adult teams within the club. During January 2015, Altrincham FC opened a Community Sports Hall on site, after receiving grant funding and carrying out fundraising events to help fund the project. Having this facility has given the club a hub for their community work and has allowed AITC to widen the range of activities and sessions they can offer to local residents.
AITC regularly promote discounted tickets to families and school children. Matches such as the Evostick Premier League football match between Altrincham FC and Barwell FC Evostick were designated a Dementia Awareness fixture. Children were encouraged to attend with their grandparents, with the focus of the day being on sporting memories and encouraging older people to attend local sessions.