Forward Assist Veterans Charity Partner with Sunderland AFC's Foundation of Light.

Forward Assist are delighted to be working with Sunderland AFC's Foundation of Light Charity to develop a 'Veteran Specific' element to the highly successful 'Back in the Game' initiative. Simon Kristiansen a former Royal Marine Commando and Forward Assists Sports Development Officer will design and develop a pilot programme of intervention that 'dove tails' with the current Education Training and Employment courses offered by The Foundation of Light Charity whilst making it attractive to former military personnel. Forward Assist are able to offer their skills and expertise and free Level One Football Coaching qualifications to Veterans joining the programme. Other outdoor activities such as Rock Climbing will be built into the course content too . Forward Assist's Eight  week 'Citizenship Reloaded' course will educate the veterans on how to navigate the civilian system whilst also educating them on the challenges they may encounter in civilian life. The course teaches the veterans coping strategies whilst also strengthening emotional resilience.For more information:  Simon can be contacted at simon@forward-assist.com or simon.kristiansen@safc.com

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