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Season Review - Memorable Non-Matchday Moments

The look back at 2021/22 continues

9 June 2022

The 2021/22 season is now at an end. Brentford's first-ever campaign the Premier League ended with The Bees in 13th place. There were some great moments to reflect on.

This week we are looking back at the season. Join us and remember the home wins, great days on the road, late winners and the moments away from the match. Have a look at some of the best moments away from matchdays.........

Peter Gilham gets involved in our Premier League content day

Some of our staff went Running for Rober Rowan

Three members of Brentford FC football staff took part in fund-raising efforts, running marathons. As part of an ongoing effort from all at Brentford Football Club to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of former Technical Director Robert Rowan, Head of Medical Neil Greig ran the Manchester Marathon. The money Neil raised will also support new community initiatives to help cardiac health.

Neil was joined on the roads of Manchester by Matt Bramhall, who is part of the Athletic Performance team. James Purdue, Head of B Team Athletic Performance, ran the London Marathon. See the full story here.


The Sukkah-in-the-Stadium

Brentford FC became the first Premier League club to build a pitch side Sukkah and welcome local people from nearby communities to join them inside. A Sukkah is a temporary hut built by Jewish communities in the festival of Sukkot to commemorate the time God provided for the Israelites in the wilderness during biblical times in Egypt. One was built next to the hallowed turf at the Brentford Community Stadium as part of the efforts to embed inclusion into the Club’s operations.

Club representatives shared food and discussion with local faith communities and community stakeholders inside the Sukkah. Sukkot is an important Jewish celebration in the Jewish month of Tishri, which this year covers the majority of September and sits alongside other key Jewish dates such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. See more here.

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Ivan Toney joins Premier League Primary Stars No Room For Racism session

Ivan Toney joined Brentford Community Sports Trust and the Premier League to take part in a classroom workshop to discuss equality and discrimination. The Brentford striker visited Rabbsfarm Primary School in West Drayton to take part in a No Room For Racism session to talk about his career and dealing with discrimination. Read the full story here and watch below.

Thomas Frank and Christian Eriksen visit heart screening session

Brentford fans attending Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub at the end of April to have their heart screened received a surprise visit from Thomas Frank and Christian Eriksen. Fans, staff and volunteers received a boost as Thomas and Christian attended to meet those involved and learn about the initiative taking place in West London.

The heart screenings, organised by the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in association with the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, took place in memory of the Club’s former Technical Director Robert Rowan. Around 200 fans and members of staff from Brentford FC were screened across the weekend, financed by Robert’s memorial fund. See the full story here and a video below.

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