The Bobby Copping Foundation have been named as the charity partner of the Posh Academy and Women set-up.
We are pleased to announce that the Bobby Copping Foundation have been named as the official charity partner of the Peterborough United Academy, the Girls Academy and the Posh Women and will provide support and guidance around mental health.
This will include fully funding counselling for all staff and players. The Foundation, which has a number of high-profile sporting figures as Ambassadors including former Posh striker Aaron Mclean and local boxing star Jordan Gill, are thrilled to be working in a more official capacity with the club.
"We are delighted to become the official charity partner of Peterborough United boy’s academy, girl’s academy and Women. Having funded counselling for a number of players within the set up already, it made sense to form an official partnership,” Copping said.
Head of Academy Player Care Michael Harriman added: “It’s brilliant to be able to get this partnership with the Bobby Copping foundation in place. To now be able to offer our young academy players the right support and guidance in terms of mental health is fantastic.
“The Mental health of our players is just as important as their physical health and we want them to find that balance where they can come into our academy and excel to reach their full potentials and having this partnership in place is great starting point. We can’t wait to get started.”
The Bobby Copping Foundation is a registered charity which provides unique mental health support within sport and education. Copping was forced to retire from the game at 19 when he was diagnosed with trauma-triggering episodes after a routine header. He has been working at the football club in a variety of roles including the Women’s General Manager and the Head of the successful Schools Initiative.
You can follow the Bobby Copping Foundation on Twitter at @bobbycoppingfdn or on Instagram by searching The Bobby Copping Foundation.