Volunteer It Yourself

Volunteer It Yourself (VIY), which was founded in 2011, is a project which challenges those aged 14-24 to learn trade and building skills, on the job, and gain vocational skills accreditations.

It specifically works with those who are are unemployed, NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) or at risk of becoming NEET and have not previously volunteered or participated in social action. 

The 15 Sport England funded clubs is a trial to see if there is a model to be able to support more clubs across the country and make funding go further.

Some of the other initial projects that the grant will be helping are a grassroots rugby club, a boxing and wrestling academy in Leicester, a canoeing club in London and an inner-city golf club in Sunderland.

So how can clubs get involved and potentially benefit from VIY's help?

In the first instance, clubs should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

All applications are then considered by VIY in conjunction with Sport England and the relevant local County Sports Partnerships.

Community

Croydon FC work with local heroes and champions as well as projects and companies to help the local community. With Kinetic now based on site, we are already offering an under 18 programme to help get kids educated and volunteering in the local community. View more of the exciting projects we have going on or have a look at the great things we have already acheived.

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The Club

Our History

Croydon FC - Est. 1953

History Making

1975-76 proved to be a history making season as the Club went the whole season undefeated in the League. Forty-two games and yet Tilbury pipped them for the championship. It was only the second time in the Isthmian League’s history that this had happened – Ilford were the other club back in 1906-07 and they only had to play ten games in their season.

Read more about Croydon FC and its history.

The humble beginnings

Croydon Amateurs FC was founded on 17th April 1953 to provide senior amateur football in the then County Borough at the newly built Croydon Sports Arena in South Norwood.

With the impending end of amateur status, the club dropped its suffix during the summer of 1973 – it was only due to a Surrey Intermediate League side having the title Croydon FC back in 1953 that it had to be added in the first place. The end of October 1973 and with the club in the nether regions of the reorganised Athenian League First Division – the Isthmians had introduced a second division that year – Ted Shepherd took over as manager, introduced a much more professional attitude and thus began one of the most successful periods in the Club’s history.

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