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Right To Play & Chelsea Football Club- the global partnership!

A further three-year agreement between Chelsea and Right To Play means that the ground-breaking partnership that began in 2007, and has raised more than £2 million for our work around the world, will continue to change the lives of the one million children that we reach on a weekly basis.

Chelsea FC shares our belief in the power of play to change young lives, and have demonstrated this through their ongoing support over the past six years. Through wearing our logo during a successful 2012 UEFA Champions League campaign millions of football fans worldwide have seen three powerful words on their favourite team's shirts: Right To Play.

 



   
 

 

BIGGER & BETTER: A GLOBAL CHARITY PARTNERSHIP

Right To Play and Chelsea FC have built a long-standing, innovative charity partnership more comprehensive than any other in the football world:

  • £2 million has been raised since the partnership began;
  • Chelsea is the first Premier League club to add a charity logo to their Champions League shirts;
  • Chelsea is the only Premier League club to win the Champions League with a charity logo on their shirts;
  • Chelsea has helped raise the profile of Right To Play through their world-wide popularity;
  • Chelsea players and staff have supported Right To Play projects in Ghana, Jordan, the US, Hong Kong, Thailand and the UK;
  • Chelsea actively promotes Right To Play on all pre-season tours;
  • Right To Play and Chelsea deliver a joint programme in China and Hong Kong;
  • Together, Right To Play and Chelsea have developed a Football for Development coaching manual that brings the professional expertise of world-class Chelsea coaches off the pitch and into the field for our world-class Right To Play Coaches.



TIMELINE: HISTORY OF A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

 2007

  • The Right To Play and Chelsea global charity partnership is launched at the House of Commons.
  • A Chelsea delegation including Jose Mourinho, Michael Essien and several youth team players, visit programmes in Ghana.
  • Right To Play and Chelsea develop a Football for Development coaching manual.
  • The first Right To Play World Cup Challenge football tournament takes place at Stamford Bridge.

2008

  • Chelsea help promote Right To Play’s work during pre-season tour to the US. 
  • Chelsea reserve team players and coaches visit Right To Play programmes in Jordan.
  • Prime Minister Tony Blair backs Chelsea and Right To Play’s visit to the Middle East.
  • Chelsea coaches visit Right To Play project in Lebanon.
  • Second Right To Play World Cup Challenge event takes place at Stamford Bridge.

2009

  • Pre-season tour to the US helps to raise awareness of Right To Play programmes.
  • Chelsea players support Right To Play’s Celebrity Sports Day fundraiser in Wentworth.
  • Chelsea’s first team squad attend an exclusive event at the Emporio Armani store in London to benefit Right To Play.
  • Chelsea and Right To Play win Partnership Award at the Score for Africa Awards at the House of Lords.
  • Annual Right To Play World Cup Challenge event takes place at Stamford Bridge.

2010

  • Pre-season tour to Asia dedicated to Right To Play.
  • Chelsea player Michael Essien makes a second visit to Right To Play programmes in his home country, Ghana.
  • Chelsea players support the Art of Giving fundraising event in London, creating unique pieces of art using paint and sports equipment, with proceeds going to Right To Play.
  • Chelsea’s first team squad attend an exclusive event at the Emporio Armani store in London to benefit Right To Play.
  • Armani and Chelsea team up to produce a commemorative t-shirt in aid of Right To Play.
  • Annual Right To Play World Cup Challenge event takes place at Stamford Bridge

2011

  • Right To Play included as charity partner for Chelsea’s pre-season tour to Asia.
  • Chelsea and Right To Play launch innovative malaria project using nets featuring club badge and images of Dider Drogba to encourage children to sleep under their nets in Thailand and Africa.
  • Chelsea Foundation coaches visit Right To Play projects in Accra.
  • Right To Play’s logo is added to Chelsea’s Champions League kit.
  • Annual Right To Play World Cup Challenge event takes place at Stamford Bridge.

2012

  • Chelsea win the Champions League with the Right To Play logo on their shirts.  
  • Right To Play again named as charity partner for pre-season US tour.
  • Right To Play supports Chelsea to improve the lives of 6,000 disadvantaged young people living in Hong Kong through a sport and life skills project in association with Barclays Spaces for Sports.
  • The ground-breaking global charity partnership is extended for another three years!
  • Chelsea Legend Graeme Le Saux and senior Chelsea executives attended Right To Play’s Big Red Ball, gala dinner in London.
  • The Chelsea ladies squad dedicate the last game of their 2012 Super League season to Right To Play.
  • Chelsea fans Amanda Pesqueira and Clive 'Ossie' Osgood climb Mt Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Right To Play.
  • Stamford Bridge hosts the annual Right To Play World Cup Challenge.

2013

  • Chelsea’s first team squad attend an exclusive charity event at Audi City in London that raised £71,000.
  • Chelsea launch an eBay store selling Chelsea memorabilia and the exclusive experience to play at Stamford Bridge, with all proceeds going to Right To Play.
  • Chelsea include Right To Play logo on Europa League kit.
  • Kits for Kids initiative launched to recycle kit for Right To Play projects around the world.
  • The Chelsea Player of the Year Dinner raises over £26,000
  • Stamford Bridge hosts a full day of football matches for Right To Play raising over 175,000 for the day. 

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