Saints Foundation, the official charity of Southampton Football Club, has created a special project called ‘Saints Connect’.

The scheme targets young people aged 11-16 across Southampton’s most disadvantaged communities, who are in need of additional educational support.

Opportunities are to be provided in sport, music and art to achieve accredited outcomes and improve educational performance.

Across all programmes, the foundation engages with thousands each year, and in so doing significantly invests into local communities.

Work is delivered across six key themes: youth inclusion, lifelong learning, health and wellbeing, education, schools and enterprise, and football and sports development.