Black & Blue Legends ’23 – The Preview

We are really excited to bring you another edition of our popular annual event celebrating Chelsea Football Club’s ethnic and racial diversity at Stamford Bridge, since Paul’s debut in 1982. This event also serves as a fundraiser for the Paul Canoville...

Clyde Best & Canners

Clyde Best OBE is a Bermudian former football player and one of the first black players in English football’s top division, scoring 47 goals as a striker for West Ham United between 1968 and 1976. Paul looked up to Clyde as a pioneer of the game, and was...

Canners at Wembley

Recently Paul has enjoyed meeting football fans at Wembley stadium. At the end of their stadium tour the supporters have the opportunity to ask Paul about his journey to becoming a professional footballer and the experiences he had along the way. One of the parents...

Teaching Inclusion Through Life Experience

Shortly before the summer holidays The Paul Canoville Foundation worked with the PFA (Professional Footballers Association) to arrange a visit for Paul Canoville, author Patrick Hutchinson and Simone Pound – Head of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion for The PFA...

Bath Road Beers

On the 18th September our very own Paul Canoville will be making a special appearance at Bath Road Beers to meet fans, share his remarkable story, and celebrate the spirit of football. What is Bath Road Beers? Bath Road Beers is a renowned, award winning, craft beer...

The Paul Canoville Foundation Newsletter – Summer 2023

Notes from the Chair… Welcome to the Paul Canoville Foundation newsletter! We are thrilled to share with you our latest updates and achievements in supporting individuals and communities affected by racism, poverty, and mental health issues. The Paul Canoville...

Dele Alli: “Such bravery”

Today we heard the emotional story told by Premier League footballer Dele Alli, around the trauma he experienced as a young boy and detail around his treatment for drug addiction. This week also marks the 15th anniversary of the release of Black and Blue: How Racism,...

Black & Blue Schools Pilot

Today, Thursday 29th June, saw us deliver our first collaboration with Westminster City Council (WCC) and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council (RBKC), supported by Chelsea Football Club. Together we hosted the “Black and Blue Schools...

Windrush 75

A word from our COO, Marcus: Dear friends, Today, 22nd June, is Windrush Day, marking the 75th Anniversary of the Empire Windrush landing on UK shores. This holds a special place in the heart of our Foundation, as the parents of our Founder Paul and Vice Chair, June,...