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9th Apr 2024

Former Manchester United Chief Executive joins our Board of Trustees

We’ve got a new signing at Bloomsbury Football… The former CEO of Manchester United, Ed Woodward, is joining Bloomsbury Football as a Trustee!

This is a big moment in Bloomsbury Football’s journey so far. Ed has worked with some of the best managers and athletes in the world, and now he will support Bloomsbury Football to change the game for more young people in London.  

I am thrilled to be joining Bloomsbury Football Foundation as a Trustee. This is an exciting opportunity to join a charity that is already having a significant impact on the lives of young Londoners using the power of football” – Ed Woodward

Ed Woodward with Charlie Hyman, founder & CEO of Bloomsbury FootballSome of our players may have spotted Ed visiting a Bloomsbury Football session last month. At this session, Ed experienced first-hand the magic of Bloomsbury Football – supportive coaches, smiles all round, players meeting new friends & learning new skills.

Visiting a Bloomsbury Football session reaffirmed my belief that football has the power to change lives”, Ed said about his visit. “It is clear the support the charity is already receiving is making a real impact on the pitch. The session represented the diversity of London – the coaches were supportive, players were engaged, and they seemed to be enjoying every minute.” 

Managing the biggest football team in the world, Ed has experienced the power that football has on a global scale. He believes in Bloomsbury’s mission to ensure that every young person in London can get on the pitch and experience the life-changing benefits of regular football training.  

Our founder & CEO Charlie knows the importance of Ed’s experience – As CEO of one of the biggest clubs in the world, Ed has worked with managers and players at the highest level. It is incredible that he will bring this experience to support Bloomsbury Football’s mission of improving the lives of young Londoners through the power of football”. 

Credit: Stacey Osborne

Ed is impressed by the scale of Bloomsbury’s impact and growth so far. Charlie ran our first session on a pitch in Camden in 2018, and since then, we have grown to reach over 5,000 young people in London each week.Charlie is impact-led and ambitious, and he has built a team of passionate and driven individuals who believe in the power of sport and want to support young people”, Ed commented.  

Our Board of Trustees are at the heart of our work at Bloomsbury Football. They use their expertise to guide Charlie and our management team to make the best choices to impact the lives of young people in London using the power of football. With Ed joining our Board, he will play a key role in advising the team as we move towards our goal of getting 20,000 young people per week in London on the pitch by 2028.  

Credit: Bloomsbury Football