Farewell Griffin Park

24 December 2019


Representatives from the new Mini Bees programme were the latest to perform the Griffin Park Countdown. At every home match in 2019/20 we are counting down to the final game at Griffin Park. This will include using a special display which will be updated at each remaining league match. The Farewell Griffin Park countdown was changed to 12 when The Bees beat Fulham earlier this month by Nigel and Connor Mitchell.

Connor has been taking part in the Mini Bees programme, run by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust at Gunnersbury Park and did the countdown with his father. The Trust has been delivering community-based projects using the power of sport to educate, motivate and inspire people from all backgrounds for more than 30 years. Mini Bees is just one of a number of programmes being delivered by the Trust’s experienced football coaches all over the local area.

A new Sports Hub at Gunnersbury Park opened earlier this year.  The facility, which boasts one of the largest outdoor sporting facilities in London, will mean local people will soon have access to a huge range of activities to help them maintain a fit and active lifestyle. The hub is a collaboration between Ealing and Hounslow Councils and involves Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, University of West London, the London International School and local leisure provider Better. 


In January, the Mini-Bees sessions are expanding to offer children as young as 18-months the opportunity to play football in a fun and engaging environment. Plus, for budding gymnasts, the Trust will be offering Tumble Bees gymnastic lessons for children aged 18 months to 12 years. More information on the offering at Gunnersbury Park can be seen here.

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