Foundation Day


20th March 2017

Cardiff City FC Foundation is delighted to announce that Foundation Day 2017 will take place on Saturday, 8th April, when the Bluebirds take on Brentford FC.


Foundation Day


This outstanding event, now in its fourth year, will take place at Cardiff City Stadium with a number of activities, including a Family Funfair, on offer to help raise funds for the charitable arm of Cardiff City Football Club.


Foundation Day, established in 2014, will also see members of the Cardiff City senior squad and management staff donating a day’s wage towards the Foundation’s cause.


Foundation Day Manga Funfair


What is the Cardiff City FC Foundation?


Cardiff City FC Foundation is the Official Charity of Cardiff City Football Club, established in 2009. The Foundation uses the power of sport and their partnership with Cardiff City FC to engage local communities with education.


During the 2015/16 season, the Foundation provided over 237,000 hours of activities to more than 12,000 unique individuals.


The money raised on the day will be used to support the Foundation’s ‘All Skilled Up’ literacy project.




This particular programme aims to improve basic reading, writing and speaking skills of Key Stage 2 children across South Wales, using football as a learning tool through activities such as writing match reports.


Cardiff City FC Foundation Director, Gavin Hawkey commented: “Foundation Day allows us to celebrate the achievements of our participants. The focus this year will be on the impact of our education projects. We hope that partners, funders, fans and friends of the Foundation will be inspired by the journeys of some of our participants.”




All supporters with a valid match ticket for Cardiff City vs Brentford are invited to enjoy the Family Funfair ahead of the game. There will also be an auction after the match where supporters can bid for a Cardiff City FC shirt worn during the game, with all money raised going towards the Foundation’s education programmes.


Beneficiaries and key partners will also be invited to an event where they can hear some of the stories of individuals who have been involved with the Foundation.


Zohore Shirt Signing


How can you get involved?

To support the Bluebirds official charity, you can contribute to the Foundation’s match-day bucket collections on the day or through mobile and online donations.


Simply text CCFD17 * followed by the amount to 70070, for example “CCFD17 £5”. You can also donate via our Just Giving page: .


Help the Cardiff City FC Foundation continue to make a real difference in your local community.


* Please check with the bill payer before donating