The Paul Canoville

The Paul Canoville Foundation was founded in 2015 by ex-professional football player, Paul Canoville. Paul was Chelsea’s first black footballer player and is regarded by the football community as a pioneer.

Having his career cut short through injury and encountering many obstacles and hardships such as racism, homelessness, drug addiction, cancer and mental health issues, Paul wanted to give something back to the community and youth in particular.

The Foundation works with schools and youth organisations to promote confidence, well being, diversity and resilience through workshops and sporting activities in conjunction with our partners.