Cramlington United FC were formed in the summer of 2010, and within 12 months were awarded Community Club Status, a feat which is not only unique in the Northumberland area but in the whole of the UK.
Not only do we believe that football should be available to everyone and delivered in a fun and friendly environment but as a Club we also have an extremely strong set of values, believing that children above all else are the key to the future of this sport. The supporting Club culture and appropriate behaviours promote fairness and sportsmanship and throughout the Club there is a belief that everyone has the potential within themselves to succeed. We concentrate on developing each and every individual, in all areas of life irrespective of ability.
The simple aim of the Club is to ‘consistently do the right thing’ and wherever possible:
- Provide positive and inclusive opportunities for children and adults to become involved in football regardless of age, sex, religion or ability.
- Offer opportunities to help develop skill and confidence in playing, coaching, and voluntary ‘business’ roles.
- Encourage healthy lifestyle choices.
In April 2012 the Teenage Cancer Trust North East and Cramlington United Football Club formed an association through a shared ethos of putting teenagers and young adults first and as patients and players second. By working together we aim to increase the funding and awareness of the Teenage Cancer Trust whilst enabling Cramlington United Football Club to continue our work of supplying sporting activities within the local community. The association is the first of its kind as no other grass roots football club has a relationship with a charity in this manner.
The Cramlington United Approach to Business Partnerships
As a Club our aim is to work in partnership with businesses and where possible add value to the overall relationship.
We are working hard in conjunction with a number of supportive businesses and governing bodies to be more creative and develop longer lasting relationships. This will help sustain the ongoing development of the Club, as well as providing our supporting Partners not just with the feeling that a donation has ticked the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility box’ but that actually a partnership with Cramlington United FC has made a viable commercial difference to the Company.