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By John Kimbell

Added on 11 June 2015

Join the crowd and support Pompey in the Community!
Pompey in the Community are expanding their facilities and they need your support. The charitable arm of Portsmouth Football Club has received national recognition for its community work, and has been a mainstay at the club for over 20 years. The community organisation is now looking to expand, and continue to grow, to service the community in many new ways.
The charity is developing their current headquarters, adding two new state of the art classrooms, a cookery class, as well as a breakout area, which will utilise some groundbreaking technology. All of this ultimately comes at a cost, £100,000. Pompey in the Community needs as many people as possible to show their support for their new Crowdfunding initiative by pledging and donating what they can to make this dream a reality.
Pompey in the Community currently offers a wide range of courses and projects to various groups of people in the local community and beyond.  From Tots football sessions for 3-5 year olds and free sporting activities for young people who are at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system, to senior citizens who are suffering with dementia and adults who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, Pompey in the Community reaches out to all areas of the community.  
Local partnerships are key and the draw of football is important to enthuse and excite school aged children about learning.  The larger classrooms will be football themed; the first has been designed to look like a changing room, complete with a shirt hanging over each desk. 
There will also be curved, floor to ceiling glass with a virtual view of Fratton Park embossed upon it to give the feeling that the youngsters are actually in the stadium itself.  The second is a slightly more futuristic classroom, designed to represent the seating in the stands themselves. The learners will be sat in the stands, looking out over the pitch towards a green screened wall which will enable them to film videos and take photograph importing any backgrounds they’d like. The carpet will represent the pitch and will have the look, but not the feel, of real grass! The youngsters will learn on iPads which will enable them to take their learning from the classroom into the stadium itself – a real motivation for those who love their club and football in general.
So, please show your support for ‘Your Club, Your City, Your Community’ and pledge as much as you can afford, but the minimum is just £1.  Every pledge made at https://pompeyitc.hubbub.net from now until 31st July will help a local community group.
For further information about what Pompey in the Community do in your local area, please see the website: www.pompeyitc.co.uk .

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