Matt Mead said, “Having seen first hand how the power of football can impact a young person or adult’s life, it’s a great feeling and it’s infectious. By using a powerful and engaging tool like football, it has the ability to breakdown barriers to learning and create opportunities for people to think differently about how they learn and achieve goals, which they never thought were possible. Helping people has always been part of my life and being able to influence so many people through a global brand like Chelsea makes it so much easier to spread the good work and impact people on a daily basis.”
Matt Mead and Renaldo Lawrence
Matt Mead has been involved in football and sports ever since an early age. After playing and coaching football throughout his education and early adulthood, Matt found himself working in the sport he loved and helping people in a number of ways.
After studying an Education and Sports degree at Oxford Brookes University, Matt went onto to coach football in the UK and North America. Matt then got his first role within a professional football club with Brighton and Hove Albion FC, working in the Education department. After six years of working with schools, colleges and businesses through the power of football, Matt made a move and headed to London to work as the Head of Education for Chelsea FC Foundation, the worlds largest football related charity.
Matt’s passion has always been sport but in recent years, Matt has been able to combine his passion and new love for technology and learning to create both professional programmes for Chelsea Foundation, as well as focus on his own personal development via life long learning techniques within the 21st century.
Team photo after the game.
Ready for the ball.
Eyes on the ball.
A quick smile for the camera during the game.
Crazy Talk fun-students recording their own images.
Elliott Herbert teaching the students skills.
Stamford the Lion holding court.
So pleased Chelsea TV covered the event.
Stamford the Lion visits the camp.
Helping students with Crazy Talk Animator.
Organizing our thoughts.
Creating his Crazy Talk animation.
Patrizia Bertini session on creativity.
Sitting right where the coaches sit during games.
Students giving their presentations.
In the Chelsea changing room.
By the pitch. Students were really excited.
Sign that man up!
Giving their answers to the press after the tour.
In the changing rooms.
Listening to facts about Chelsea during the tour.
Sir hurry up, it is cold out here.
Some private time.
Lunch time - can I please have a drink?
Getting the project organized with some planning.
Matt Mead kicking the camp off on Monday.
Integrating mobile devices.
Making sure things are right.
Students discussing their projects.
Getting started with gifts from Adobe and LinkedIn.
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Renaldo Lawrence develops and deploys interactive learning resources for staff, faculty, and students as an Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) Advanced Skills teacher. He also consults and trains across the United States and Europe on how
to create and use digital media, web design, and e-Learning applications in the classroom. Renaldo is an lynda.com author, Adobe Education
Leader, Apple Distinguished Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator and Educator Trainer, Lecturer at Westminster Universities in London and
an Advanced Skills teacher. He holds his masters in education.