About the Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation
About Us

Adam Reach, MFC Foundation

MFC Foundation was set up by Chairman Steve Gibson as the independent charitable arm of Middlesbrough FC. Though it uses the official Boro brand to engage with various members of the community, MFC Foundation exists as a separate entity from the football club.

Based at the Willie Maddren Centre in the East Stand of the Riverside Stadium, the charity began life in 1996 as Middlesbrough Football Club in the Community. It was relaunched as MFC Foundation in 2013, and in April 2015 received a Mayor’s Award in recognition of the service it provides to the local community.

Alongside Steve Gibson, Patrons of the charity include BBC presenter Steph McGovern and Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling. Plus, former Mayor of Middlesbrough Ray Mallon has recently been recruited to the Board of Trustees as the Foundation continues to expand.

MFC Foundation operates within four key themes:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Social Inclusion
  • Sport Participation

Using these themes, MFC Foundation provides a whole host of programmes and initiatives designed to engage the most disadvantaged Teesside communities.

A highly successful 2014/15 academic year saw the Foundation deliver more than 500 qualifications to young people outside traditional education, involve more than 1,000 people in their health programmes, and host dedicated football leagues for those who are homeless, have disabilities or experience mental health problems.

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation is a company limited by guarantee (company number 03142447) and charity (charity registration number 1059418) and our registered office is at Brignell Road, Middlesbrough, TS2 1PS.