Child safety app Mobile Force Field have presented Manchester City’s CITC team with a brand new mini bus.
Mobile Force Field have agreed to sponsor the CITC – or City in the Community – Foundation for the next four years and kicked off their partnership with the purchase of a stunning new set of wheels.
Mobile Force Field, the world’s first software which provides proactive preventative protection for children using mobile devices, officially launches in October 2014, but has been working with CITC ahead of the big kick-off.
MD Matt Archer and the Mobile Force Field team have committed to a four year partnership with CITC beginning with the presentation of the mini bus.
Mr Archer, said: “We ar every proud of our association with the CITC team. The work they do on behalf of the community is vital and if we can help them in any small way we are honoured to do so.
“They work with more than 200,000 people every year across the Greater Manchester area and clearly transport is a key issue in enabling the team at City to do their work so if we can make their work just a little bit easier we are delighted to do so.
“There is a lot of synergy between Mobile Force Field and CITC in that we are both working towards helping and protecting young children and we think our partnership will prove to be a match made in heaven.”
CITC – or City In The Community – work with thousands of youngsters every year providing community support, education and health education and naturally football coaching.
The Manchester City scheme is vital for youngsters around the Greater Manchester area, helping more than 200,000 young people each year – and contributing to a 23% reduction in crime in the areas where CITC work.
There has been a £0.5 million in ASBOs – or Anti Social Behaviour Orders – in the areas where CITC work and more than 90% of participants who take part in alternative curriculum projects have gone onto secure a place in further education or full time employment.
Mr Archer, added: “The CITC team are unsung heroes, they provide a vital service for young people across Greater Manchester, providing academic, health education and opportunities for young people who maybe aren’t as fortunate as others.
“Their work has already made a huge difference helping to significantly reduce anti-social behaviour and in encouraging youngsters to progress their education. We are delighted to be able to help in a small way.”
Mobile Force Field have been able to make an immediate difference for Manchester City’s CITC scheme by providing the project with a brand new mini bus, used to transport children around the Greater Manchester area as well as a mini van, vital for the CITC team to deliver their footballing roadshow around the region.
Mike Green, the Head of CITC, added: “City in the Community is proud to support MobileForceField. Football isn’t just a beautiful game, it’s a tool that can be used to engage a wide audience and by getting innovative, MobileForceField has created a concept that will work towards keeping more young people safe, something that we are very passionate about!”
Mobile Force Field will work with CITC to help and support youngsters and keep them safe online – whilst providing parents with an effective way of keeping their children safe on mobile devices. Thousands of children will reap the rewards as a result of the partnership with the Road Show designed to visit more than 150 schools over the next 18 months.
The Road Show project will provide sports coaching to youngsters across Greater Manchester as part of the Premier League School Sport progamme – linked to the national curriculum for Physical Education.
CITC Key Facts
– CITC employs 26 full time staff and 23 casual/ part-time staff.
– Annual number of contacts: 250,000+
– Hours of Participation 2012/13: 47,000+ Hours
– 23% reduction in crime rates in areas where CITC intervention programmes are taking place.
– £0.5 million reduction in Anti-social Behaviour Orders (ASBO’s) handed out in specific areas of Manchester.
– 90.9% of participants involved in alternative curriculum projects secured a place in further education or full time employment.
– Over 1,000 hours of disability sport sessions provided each year.
– 50,000 contacts on Soccer Schools per year.
– International soccer schools and coach education projects have been delivered in countries such as USA, Abu Dhabi, China, Malaysia, India, Mexico, the Seychelles, Sudan, Nigeria, Germany, Northern Ireland & ROI.
For more information about CITC click this link to visit their website.