Cardiff and Vale College Art students brighten up CCFC
Students from Cardiff and Vale College have been commissioned to create an inspirational artwork for Cardiff City Football Club.
As part of its community programme the club has a mascot day scheme for four to ten-year-old CCFC fans. Currently, the room where the mascots wait before joining players on the pitch on match days is bare with white walls, and CCFC wants CAVC Art students to brighten it up with their work.
This artwork will be seen by the young fans, their families and other visitors that come to Cardiff City Stadium throughout the year. The work will be themed around young mascots and CCFC.
The club’s Community Officer, Simon Stephens, recently invited a group of Level 1 Exploring the Creative Arts and Media students to Cardiff City Stadium. Here they could draw some inspiration and see where their work would be installed while also taking in the dressing rooms, football pitch and tunnel.
“I learned a lot about Cardiff City Football Club,” learner Simone Pace said. “People were really friendly and I enjoyed myself.”
Fellow student Earl McRae said: “I think it was really good when we discussed the room and I now have a lot of ideas.” Although Earl did add that he thought the day have been improved if he’d been allowed to play on the pitch.
CCFC Community Officer Simon Stephens said: “It was an absolute pleasure to have the Cardiff and Vale College art students visit us at the Cardiff City Stadium - not only so they could find out a little bit more about the work that is carried out by the Foundation and behind the scenes at the football club, but also to gain an insight into their ideas for their project that will centre around producing artwork for our mascot room. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the end product produced by the young people, and I’ve no doubt it will only add to the already fantastic match day experiences had by the young people taking up mascot and player escort positions.”