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Gabby Logan takes on role with Newcastle United Foundation

10 months ago
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An official announcement on Tuesday morning that Gabby Logan has taken on a role with the Newcastle United Foundation.

The broadcaster agreeing to become a patron of the charity.

The Foundation is the charitable arm of the club but is a stand alone operation.

Gabby Logan started supporting Newcastle United when a student at Durham University in the early 90s.

First going to matches due to having an NUFC supporting boyfriend at the time.

She has always been very vocal about supporting the club, through thick and thin…

Great to see her taking on this role, helping those on Tyneside that are less fortunate to prosper.

Newcastle United official announcement:

Highly-respected sports broadcaster and Newcastle United fan Gabby Logan has become a patron of the club’s registered charity, Newcastle United Foundation.

Gabby has hosted the Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Dinner for the last two years, celebrating the Club’s 125th Anniversary and the Foundation’s 10th Anniversary.

Gabby said: “I have been so impressed by the scale and impact of the work Newcastle United Foundation does it the community.

“Over the last 18 months, I have had a real insight into the variety of support they offer and how bespoke their engagement is with so many different groups in our society.

“Their vision for the future, building Project Pitchside just around the corner from St. James’ Park, is really inspiring and will enable them to help even more people.

“It makes me really proud to be a Toon fan and I am so pleased to be working more closely with the Foundation to support their work.

Kate Bradley, head of Newcastle United Foundation, added:

“As the reach of Newcastle United Foundation continues to grow, we are delighted to welcome Gabby Logan as our patron.

“As the host of the Foundation’s annual awards event for the last two years, Gabby has seen first hand the impact of our work in our community and has developed a strong connection to our charity.

“It is wonderful to recognise this relationship formally by inviting Gabby to join Bob Moncur, Jonathan Edwards and Shola Ameobi as a Foundation patron.”

Gabby’s stellar career

A former international gymnast, Gabby began her broadcasting career in radio in 1992 and joined Sky Sports in 1996, quickly establishing herself as a key presenter.

She joined ITV in 1998 and during her time at the channel, Gabby’s repertoire expanded through presenting various fixtures including the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Champions League.

In 2004, Gabby hosted Sport Relief for the BBC before joining the corporation in 2007.

While at the BBC, Gabby has presented flagship programmes including Match of the Day, Final Score, Invictus Games, Six Nations and The One Show, making her one of the corporation’s most well-known faces.

She was also a key member of the BBC’s presenting team for the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

About Newcastle United Foundation

Newcastle United Foundation uses the power of football to engage with people of all ages in the community.

The Foundation coaches, mentors, educates and provides opportunities to communities that truly need them, reaching over 54,000 people each year across Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland through a wide range of sporting, education and health programmes.

Its aim is to motivate and inspire people to be more active. to participate in a wide range of sports, to learn, to be more employable, to be healthier, to overcome obstacles, to respect themselves and each other, to have fun and to reach their potential.

Discover more at nufoundation.org.uk.

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