Carl Southwell & Matt Mead

Carl Southwell
Carl loves sport and business. Over the last 10 years, he has built ground-breaking programmes in world football that focus on employability, start-up business and corporate engagement. In the last two years, his start-up programmes have supported over 2000 local start-ups. He also loves burgers and trying to be a cool dad.

Matt Mead
Matt loves sport and tech. Over the last 15 years, he has led some of the most innovative Education departments in world football. His goal is to equip children, young people and adults with the digital skills of tomorrow through the power of sport. Matt loves Apple and trying to be an even cooler dad than Carl

I didn''t know football could do that

Sport is a global language that can drive social change in communities. Football is a unique engagement tool that has no barriers to who it can help. Find out how Chelsea FC Foundation are creating new start-ups for job seekers and creating the next generation workforce to think like a start-up.


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