Trust | London Youth Celebration

Representatives from Cedars Youth & Community Centre joined HRH Prince Phillip, as London Youth celebrated its 130th anniversary at Buckingham Palace. The day marked another very special milestone; 70 years of patronage from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. 

Trust staff members Steve Williams and Sean Flaherty were in attendance with participants Gary Smith and Kavanagh Byron. Both Gary and Kavanagh were invited after achieving success at the Trust. Gary was recently awarded as Watford FC’s Premier League Kicks Hero, while Kavanagh has applied himself to the Trust and is hoping to start the BTEC course pending his GCSE results.  

Over 250 people attended the event with several London Youth Supporters and youth workers, as well as young people from more than 30 community and youth organisations across London. The Trust was extremely privileged to be just one out of two Premier League football clubs to have been invited to the celebration.

Gary and Kavanagh took part in a host of activates, including table tennis, as the Buckingham Palace Gardens were transformed into a youth club for the afternoon. 

While on a tour of the Palace Garden, Prince Philip was able to view several outdoor activities and creative projects, including an art wall portraying the things that inspire young people in London. The Duke also took the time to speak to different young people at each stage of his tour, finding out more about their youth clubs and experiences growing up in the capital. 

To conclude, His Royal Highness watched a dance performance and cut a cake to mark the 130th Anniversary occasion. The celebration coincided with the first ever London History Day, co-ordinated by Historic England, and was a fantastic opportunity to put the role of youth organisations into the context of the capital’s rich history. 

Steve Williams, Head of Facilities at Cedars, spoke about the event, “Last June we were pleased to be awarded our Gold Level of the London Youth Quality Mark, presented by the Duke himself at Cedars, so it was great to be able to be invited back to the Buckingham Palace for this celebration.

“The day was a great success and something that all four of us won’t forget. I’m glad Gary and Kavanagh had the chance to experience something like this because they deserve it after their outstanding efforts with the Trust.” 

For all in attendance being part of such a special event, celebrating two key milestones in London Youth’s history will be a special memory that they can keep with them forever.


FxPro | Main Club Sponsor

Online broker FxPro and London-based Premier League Club Watford FC are delighted to announce a three-season sponsorship agreement starting at the beginning of the 2017/18 season. This is the largest sponsorship agreement in the history of the Club, with FxPro acting as the new front of shirt and Main Club Partner as Watford FC heads into another season in the most competitive football league in the world.

Scott Duxbury, Chairman and CEO of Watford FC, commented: ‘The past few seasons have been particularly successful for the Club both on and off the pitch. By partnering with an award-winning, UK-headquartered company, recognised both for their principled approach to business and for their decade-long leading presence in the financial services industry, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to the values that Watford FC is renowned for around the world.’

FxPro and Watford FC share the same values of honesty and fairness, with FxPro being known for its lengthy association with Premier League football while acting as a strong advocate for transparency and ethical trading practices in the financial services industry. A key part of the upcoming sponsorship will be the development of grassroots activity and community and charitable outreach programmes to further promote the causes to which both FxPro and Watford FC are committed.

Spencer Field, Commercial Director of Watford FC, stated: ‘This agreement undoubtedly reinforces the growing appeal of the Watford FC brand on an international level. We are looking forward to developing marketing and activation initiatives in a range of global markets, which we are confident will benefit the Club over the next few years.’

FxPro CEO, Charalambos Psimolophitis, commented: ‘We believe in the potential of Watford FC, who have proven themselves time and time again to be one of the most dedicated and driven Clubs in the Premier League. We are delighted to be acting as Main Club Partners and wish Watford FC every success in the coming seasons.’