To mark the nationwide Safer Gambling Week campaign (19th – 25th November), Football Index has donated its shirt sponsorship for Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers football clubs to the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM).
Queens Park Rangers wore special edition shirts for their London derby against Watford on Saturday, 21st November, while Nottingham Forest will be sporting the shirts for their game against Bournemouth on Tuesday, 24th November.
The two Championship clubs will carry the logo of the YGAM on the front of their shirts to promote the charity, which provides free educational training and resources to help prevent gambling-related harm among young and vulnerable people.
Football Index, the principal shirt sponsor for both clubs this season, is hoping this will help trigger a conversation about safer gambling and help the YGAM reach more football fans. Football Index will also be supporting the YGAM’s work with a £5,000 donation.
This follows Football Index’s earlier initiative this year, which saw it launch a new Gambling Awareness Initiative with Nottingham Forest Football Club, highlighting the importance of safer gambling and helping to educate football supporters within local communities.
Daniel Bliss, Director of External Affairs at YGAM said: “We’re enormously grateful to both clubs and Football Index for their fantastic support. It is vital that we educate our future generations about the potential risks associated with gambling so we can collectively help prevent harm. This weekend will provide an important opportunity to raise the profile of the charity and help us support parents, teachers and young people across all communities.”