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Winner of Golf Foundation’s Critchley Award

Palace for Life Foundationhas been recognized for its community golf work by receiving The Critchely award from the Golf Foundation. The award is presented to a project that has taken golf into the community and made the sport available to young people.


The Palace for Life Foundation has worked with the Golf Foundation, Sport England, the Youth Sport Trust, Premier League 4 Sport, and StreetGames in a great partnership that has reached out to a large community of 14+ young people and through the ‘power of football’ has introduced hundreds to StreetGolf (over 50% girls and 33% BAME) and a route into golf clubs.

A major highlight was staging a StreetGolf regional final at Palace’s ground, Selhurst Park, where young people chipped into the dug-out, hit shots from the stands and even fired shots into the goals.

The Palace for Life Foundation’s Roxanne Bennett said: “This has been a great partnership project, we have all worked together to get more youngsters playing the game and I’d like to thank Andy Wright from the Golf Foundation, Steve Stiller from Fairleigh Golf Club and Sue Beck from Croydon High School for their excellent teamwork.”

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