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.



  • Themoscow72

    Yes an excellent charity with Newcastle United leading the way for many great causes . I once raised nearly five thousand for them by sleeping on the pitch a few years back.

    • Ram Kishore

      Sleeping on the pitch? Wdym
      Sorry but I don’t understand since I am from overseas and not a local.

      • Wor Lass

        Manquillo does it all the time.

        • Ram Kishore

          Just found out it was a CEO sleepout on the pitch sometime in 2014.

          Not just Manq, the whole team was bad. Apart from Dubravka and ki all were playing like they were Manchester city.
          Manq and Perez have been made into whipping boys, just like Dummet was sometime back

          • Tweed Mag

            They were terrible Ram, one of them should not be in the PL and the other has had chance after chance. There is no need to vilify them, but the team will not progress without better quality across the squad.

          • Wor Lass

            I agree with you about the whipping boy syndrome on here. perez is the man at the minute and in the past we`ve had Gouffran, Anita, Obertan to name but three. However, in Manquillo`s case (and the Hoss), he just isn`t good enough. The criticism he gets of his play is justified because he`s a poor player at PL level.

    • Wor Lass

      Sleeping on the pitch? Was Manu Riviere your role model for that?

    • Rabid Dog

      According to your just giving page it was £4,020, of which you put in £3,750. If you look at the official CEO sleepout site, they say you raised £4,533.

      Let make this about you again Moscow Monk. Attention seeking again….. **slow hand clap again**

      • Leazes.

        Oh there’s a name attached to it….Simon Carr

      • Paul Patterson

        Lee Charnley was also part of that sleep out.
        Spooky that. .😮

      • Leazes.

        £750 gift aid by the government

      • Themoscow72

        A lot of my mates contributed directly to the fund and not my just giving page so my just giving page was only part of the total raised by myself. Anyway came second even without all those extra contributions and most of mine were small amounts from fans. The £3,750.00 was what I collected in cash of people who kindly donated and none of that was from me except from none payers. Anyway it was an amazing amount that people gave and shows how many supporters I know.

        • Rabid Dog

          So you collected the money. Then, as an accountant by the way, proceeded to defraud the government by claiming the gift aid. If the money was not yours, you should not have claimed the gift aid.

          As I pointed out last time I pulled you up on this. Raising that amount is very commendable. Peddling it for attention and self glory is quite frankly extremely crass. But this is very like you, isn’t it.

  • Grahame Johnson

    She penned a class dear John letter a good few years ago, regards head and heart, all about the running of the club

    • Wor Lass

      She`s a class act – really sharp.

  • Rich Lawson

    Seems like a nice lass,shame about the Leeds connection,I had the misfortune to deal with her father and brother in retail years ago. Both unpleasant and arrogant.

    • Leazes.

      She’s not to blame for her dad.

      • Rich Lawson

        No she’s not,I impart no blame to her for her parent, but he was so obnoxious,leaning on the counter in tramp clothes with lank long blonde hair that didn’t look like it had been washed in months,loudly abusing the staff and trying to claim a refund for a piece of equipment that his son had clearly misused,loathsome. I didn’t like him as a player either.

        • Leazes.

          That is indeed obnoxious…. I see Rabid Dog has just outed that effing troll.

          • Rich Lawson

            As a footnote I was amazed how short and scrawny he was,looked bigger on the pitch,but I guess an inbuilt nastiness took you far in Revie’s team ?

          • Cockneytrev

            Everyone of them could mix it,,, but they could all play as well,,

          • Rich Lawson

            Hard b######s the lot of them,been to Elland Rd many times and still think they have the worst supporters in the land,got the team they deserved.

          • Cockneytrev

            I always enjoyed going to Elland road,, great atmosphere and not so far to travel,,,
            I remember the police in Yorkshire in general were all heavy handed, so maybe your right about their fans and the police act accordingly,,,,
            Personally my worst experience of travelling away was Spurs,,,,

          • Rich Lawson

            White Hart Lane was a right old fashioned ground,seemed an odd shape ? We were in a paddock when I was there,got a lot of intimidation,glad to leg it back to the tube at the time.

          • Cockneytrev

            We were attacked in the seats in the early 80s, the police just watched,, ended up having to get in with the Newcastle fans,, that was the first time, second time , coming out of the ground, police escort, the police just left us and all hell broke loose,,,

          • Rich Lawson

            I work for the NHS in mental health (so I know a nutter when I see one !!) Took 2 disabled lads there who were wearing their colours and they were roundly verbally abused by their own (drunk) fans while the stewards stood back and laughed,never forgotten it.

          • Cockneytrev

            I’ve no time for people abusing disabled or the old,,, no need for it,,

          • Peaky

            Still vile Rich….I saw them first hand and close up last Saturday at Bramall Lane….scum…

          • Leazes.

            Its really a rugby league area perhaps that’s the reason…. they gave the punters what they wanted.

          • Rich Lawson

            Yes I worked there,found the local papers put Rugby and Cricket on the back page and you had to go inside for the football

          • Leazes.

            Dirty Leeds.

          • Rich Lawson

            Yes indeed,and I could tell you a cracking story about Revie changing the shirt supplier when he took over as England boss,that I got from the horses mouth, on another day.

          • Leazes.

            Sounds interesting, Revie….he was as crooked as they come.

          • Rich Lawson

            !st thing he did (before he got it !!) was do a deal to change the supplier for a back hander (allegedly)

          • Rabid Dog

            He peddled that CEO sleepout a while back, in the usual boast context. He said he raised the second most in 2016 and that year they raised over 90K.

            All I do with him is clarify the untruths he posts, where he leaves out information to portray a viewpoint, and where he constantly seeks attention, such turning as a well written atricle into a post about himself. I will continue to do so wherever I see it.

          • Leazes.

            Jees I collected £2500 in a bucket and never got a mention by the charity! ….. I get the ‘do good’ thing but it is really for the givers to feel good about themselves or for the recipients to better their lives….. the growth in charities is its own story.

            As far as I know the bulk of the foundation money comes from two grants not fundraising at all…. and pays for a yearly champers bash for the great and good…..

            I suppose a bottle of Bolly in a bag at the West End Food Bank wouldn’t go far.

          • Rabid Dog

            The CEO sleepout does better and better every year. It’s a relatively good idea. Any money to the foundation is a good thing. And Moscow Monk should be applauded for the money he raised. Just don’t keep raising it every time the foundation is mentioned.

          • Leazes.

            Yup…. you are seeing more and more people in doorways, but no amount of charity resolves the issue of homelessness or a system unable to help…… looking at his bio that is his field…..

          • Peaky

            So it’s not who Brian Standen referred to ??

          • Leazes.

            Standen said nowt…. gave a few clues!

          • Peaky

            Yeah…bit of a wild goose chase….more creedance with this lead.

          • Leazes.

            More than creedence…. a full picture.

          • Peaky

            Pure coincidence or a link to former head of recruitment……??

        • Peaky

          Was he not stinking of drink….I believe there was a problem there wasn’t there ?

          • Rich Lawson

            I have to say I didn’t notice that but with hindsight might have explained his full on performance.

          • Peaky

            Yeah….I’m sure it was well documented at the time and he also battled depression after his son died….

  • Leazes.

    She was at Durham University and worked for Radio Metro, and is said to be a bit of a United fan…..

    …..the NUFC foundation statement seemed to have missed the links with the City and Club.

  • JohnnyH

    Well done Gabby.
    Good luck with your patronage of the charity.

  • Kenny

    Some interesting posts as i worked my way down the article,
    then i got to Mad Monks, FFS i`m away for a drink, a stiff 1

    • Leazes.

      Very Interesting.

      • Cockneytrev

        A fighting fund is what is needed,,,,

        • Leazes.

          They started one but withdrew it on bad advice

          • Cockneytrev

            IMO, we need to hire some PR company, Ashley is like a bull in a china shop and he leaves himself wide open to someone who knows what they are doing to exploit it,,

          • Leazes.

            The Magpie group tried to do it by democratic consensus but it only worked as individual groups, the London fans are part of the Magpie group (loose grouping) and have done brilliantly…. as was the stores protest, and the online (still going).

            ….they didn’t have the time to elect a feasibility subgroup thing and just went with everything on the table.

            …do you know any cheap PR companies :)

            #BoycottWolves

          • Cockneytrev

            I honestly don’t, it’s not my sphere, but it wouldn’t be difficult to locate one, also with the kind of publicity they would receive through the representation of NUFC supporters,, I’m sure there would be a deal to be done.
            I do know a CEO of an advertising company and he’s a diehard Newcastle fan, he would definitely know a top PR company.

          • Leazes.

            ….. I wonder what KBA charge :)

          • Cockneytrev

            He couldn’t be that expensive ,, because he’s $hite at his job,,,also Ashley is not know for his overspending,,

      • Peaky

        Adds a hell of a lot of weight behind the phrase “Simple Simon”….

    • Themoscow72

      Had a pint with Newcastle’s no 1 fan last night at Seghill club and while we disagree over Ashley he agrees 100% that we should support the team and the protesters are doing more harm than good.

      • Rabid Dog

        Define number 1 fan?

        • Leazes.

          The bloke who started Gallowgate flags owner of Phoenix taxis’ whathisname. Alex Hurst

          • Rabid Dog

            So name dropping again….. ooh ooh look at me, I had a pint with and he agrees with me.

          • Leazes.

            Have you looked him up?….. he’s obviously known to whoever is behind Jackie Smithfield and Graham Porter!

            Creative writing competitions, in common with Van der Velde fantasist…..

            …..self important fool.