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The Savage Foundation

Launch statement

It gives me great pleasure to launch The Savage Foundation.

A Community Interest Company that will be dedicated to deliver my passionate belief that all youngsters should be able to access free grassroots football regardless of their background or ability, with the aim that no child should be disadvantaged.

The Foundation will be committed to facilitating inspirational opportunities for young people to enjoy being physically active in a safe, fun and engaging environment - eliminating barriers to level the playing field.

My heartfelt desire is for my Foundation to help every child experience the enjoyment and benefits that being active can bring - increase their confidence and promote the importance of both their physical and mental wellbeing.
Robbie Savage

From March 2021

In partnership with the Law Family Charitable Foundation and Macclesfield Football Club.

Delivering that vision has already commenced, with The Savage Foundation developing exciting new partnerships with The Law Family Charitable Foundation and Macclesfield Football Club.

Starting in March this year; every Tuesday between 4pm-6:30pm, any child from within the Macclesfield & District area, aged 5 – 12 years will be able to apply to enjoy free coaching sessions at Macclesfield Football Club, delivered by dedicated volunteer coaches.

Players will also have the opportunity to attend educational classes and homework clubs, whilst also given the chance to compete in a new Saturday Community League which is set to launch later this year.

They will play under the banner of The Savage Foundation and will be provided with (free of any charge), their own stylish kit to wear as part of this unique offering.

Not only that, any youngster who participates in the exciting new league will also receive a complimentary ticket to watch the Macclesfield FC First Team in action.

dream to reality

thank you

The ability to bring my dream to reality has only been made possible by the generosity of support from Macclesfield FC owner Rob Smethurst in giving up his fantastic new club facilities that would have otherwise been available for commercial opportunity. Also, the enormous goodwill and generosity of Andrew Law on behalf of the Law Family Charitable Foundation who have provided an initial three-year Seed Funding donation - for kits, coaching and equipment; placing their trust in the Foundation to deliver on its promises.

I cannot find enough words to express how grateful I am to both our founding partners and our associates!


and supporters

Fantastic to see The Savage Foundation offering free grassroots football for all regardless of ability or background, I'd like to see this rolled out across greater Manchester in the future. I know how much passion Robbie has for grassroots football and this is a fantastic opportunity.
Andy Burnham - Mayor of Greater Manchester



“The Law Family Charitable Foundation (LFCF) is delighted to be supporting The Savage Foundation.

"Sport has always been important for children’s development for so many reasons.

"As we finally emerge from the COVID-19 lockdowns, inspiring everyone to re-engage in sport is essential – and this initiative will bring really exciting prospects for so many.

"The Foundation’s ethos of 'levelling the playing field' is one we firmly support; we believe that everyone should have equal opportunities regardless of background; with Robbie's passion and drive, it's clear we have a unique opportunity to change young people's lives for the better”



“Grassroots football has the power to change people’s lives by bringing communities together and improving the health of the nation.

"By providing opportunities for youngsters to play the game, regardless of background, The Savage Foundation will have a really positive impact on young people in Macclesfield sharing the same synergies with our own strategy to deliver the game for all.

"I wish the Foundation the very best for its launch and look forward to seeing it develop into an important initiative for the local community and beyond”



“The vision and values of the Savage Foundation fit really well with Sport England’s own strategy launched recently, ‘Uniting the Movement.

"Some of the main themes in there are tackling inequalities, giving children a really positive experience and connecting communities through sport.

"The Savage Foundation has all these aims in Macclesfield and I wish them every success.”



“I am absolutely thrilled that Macclesfield FC are able to partner with The Savage Foundation, in what represents an incredible opportunity for local youngsters.

"The new state-of-the-art 4G pitch is set for completion in March and will unquestionably represent the best playing surface in the local area for kids to enjoy - no matter what the weather!

"In addition to this we continue to invest heavily into the infrastructure of the Club, in order to make it a true focal point of the local community.

"We want everyone to unite behind our town, behind our Club and behind our community - The Savage Foundation allows us to take our passionately-held aims and objectives to the next level and we can't wait to welcome youngsters to the Stadium later this year!"

register interest

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If you are interested in taking part, please provide your details below to get started.

(Please select 'Player Enquiry' or 'Volunteer Enquiry')

A wider Vision

Through The Savage Foundation, Macclesfield FC really will become the place to be for all local youngsters who want to develop their footballing skills in a safe and secure environment, whilst creating strong friendship networks.

It doesn’t stop here though; my wider vision is to create a sustainable model that can be replicated across wider UK football clubs and communities.

If you feel that you can support my Foundation or wish your child to participate, please contact using the form above or email

Thank you for your support!