Bradford City F.C. Community Foundation was set up in 1988 by the PFA. Their initial aim at that time was to promote BCFC in the community by increasing the fan base and awareness of the Club.
In 1999, ex-professional footballer, Ian Ormondroyd, was asked by the Club to lead and grow the Foundation. Ian is a former Bradford City player, who began his professional career at Valley Parade before going on to play for various clubs at all levels of the English League, with spells at top level clubs including Aston Villa, Derby and Leicester, to name but a few.
When Ian started at the Foundation there were just 3 members of staff and since then, Ian has built up the Foundation to what it is today; a registered charity with over 20 members of staff working within the Bradford and district community.
He employs a pool of experienced, fully qualified full and part-time FA qualified football coaches to staff the various Foundation activities.
The Foundation now offers football and multi-sport coaching provision, holiday camps, penalty shoot outs, traineeships, the National Citizens Service programme, Futsal, community projects, and in 2000, developed Bradford Disability Football Club which has over 130 members.