The Strike A Change Mentoring programme is the inaugural initiative of the establishment of a charity the ‘Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust’ set up by members of Cyrille’s family to continue the great community work he was involved in. Strike A Change is a unique collaboration between six West Midland Football Club Foundations and the Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust. We deliver weekly sessions with the young people around the Cyrille Standard and then meet collectively as a whole group from across the six foundations at one of the stadiums where CRLT bring in inspirational mentors who share the benefit of their acquired wisdom and experience of being involved in football and beyond; to show the young people that they can dream big, aim high and mostly, overcome obstacles if they put their mind to it.
The Trust was created to honour Cyrille’s legacy and will continue to work on the projects he held close to his heart. Cyrille was privileged to give back to his community, using his position to support and raise awareness of a number of causes. Prior to his passing, Cyrille had begun to share thoughts of retirement and an even greater commitment to charity work. His vision and values form the basis of the Trust as we continue his influential role in the football world, local community and beyond.
Those who knew him will see Cyrille’s DNA in all our projects, underpinned by the ‘Cyrille Standard’.
- C Character
- Y Believe in Yourself
- R Resilience
- I Integrity
- L Learning
- L Leadership