The work of Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has been hailed for its vision and direction. Earlier this year the Trust was assessed by Quest Sport for Development, a new strand of the continuous improvement tool for leisure facilities and sports development teams, designed to measure the effectiveness of community organisations in delivering interventions in response to the local need. The report from the inspectors has been received and the Trust has been rated as Excellent.
Quest has been running for more than 20 years and is supported by Sport England, which is working across the country to get people more active – as the Trust is in the local area. Quest assesses how organisations plan and deliver strategically, among other aspects, and looks at how an organisation invests in people. The previous inspection rated the Trust as Very Good but that has now been upgraded.
Lee Doyle, Brentford FC CST Chief Executive, said: “This is the highest possible level of achievement in the Quest Sport for Development category and recognises the Trust amongst the national leaders in this field. The award recognises our progress as an organisation with a clear vision and direction as well as the work that we have all done in the past 12 months to update the management structure and increase our focus on staff development. I would particularly like to thank our Health Programmes Manager Neil Young who co-ordinated the process.”