Simon Taylor of Chelsea FC Foundation at 12th EFDN Conference
With the 12th EFDN ‘#Morethanfootball’ Conference now less than a month away we continue with the introductions to the speakers at the event by focusing on Simon Taylor of Chelsea FC Foundation. Simon will deliver a speech to open the conference, and will also give a breakout session on the ‘Say No To Antisemitism’ project.
The presentation will explain how Chelsea FC Foundation has established the programme alongside partners and how they provide education to empower staff, stewards, fans, and the community. In January 2018, Chelsea FC announced a new campaign to raise awareness of and educate players, staff, fans and the wider community about antisemitism in football. Through working with a range of partners, Chelsea will be taking a lead on raising awareness of antisemitism and its impact on the Jewish community and society as a whole, demonstrating that the club is welcoming to all. As part of this work, the Chelsea Foundation’s equality and diversity workshops in primary schools is extended to talk specifically about Jewish faith and culture. Following a proposal raised at their Fans’ Forum, the club is launching an education programme for supporters banned for antisemitic behaviour.
Simon Taylor – Chelsea FC
Simon Taylor is Head of the Chelsea Foundation, one of the leading community organisations in sport. Simon is a graduate of Newcastle University with almost 20 years’ experience of the football industry.
After leaving the Football Foundation Charity, Simon joined Chelsea in 2005 and helped create and establish the Chelsea Foundation in 2010 and has overseen the successful expansion of Chelsea’s community programmes throughout South England and 45 countries internationally.