The Billy Bantams Penalty Shoot-out is a school initiative ran by the foundation, which has proved to be an extremely popular sponsored event with all schools which have taken part to date. We provide a sponsorship programme, free of charge (including all the equipment), to schools. This includes an assembly presentation to the school and culminating in a sponsored penalty shoot-out. After the initial assembly, children have a couple of weeks to collect sponsors from family and friends to take 4 penalties against Billy Bantam, the Bradford City Football Club mascot.

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Shibden Head Primary Academy, in Queensbury, had a great sponsored shoot-out in March 2019, raising a whopping total of almost £9,000!! This is a fantastic achievement for all of the pupils, and of course, the school, who receive half of the monies raised. The other half being put back into the community foundation for future community projects. The school really got behind this sponsored event, and thoroughly enjoyed their day.


Here's a picture of Ian Ormandroyd awarding the winning prize, a signed football, to one of the pupils.

Participation Reward:

All children taking part will be rewarded a medal for their participation, as well as a Bradford City branded pump-bag.

Raising £10.00 Reward:

Another medal will be rewarded to all those who have raised more than £10.00 to celebrate their efforts!


Raising £20.00+ Reward:


All of our fundraising super-starts who have raised more than £20.00 will receive a Bradford City football alongside a medal for their accomplishment. 

Reward For The Most Sponsor Money Raised:

The star of the show will received an autographed football by some of our players! They'll also receive all of the above. 

All rewards are funded by the Community Foundation!


"Bradford City FC Community Foundation held a sponsored penalty shootout at our school which raised over £4k for the school. The organisation was excellent and the day ran smoothly and professionally and the children all enjoyed taking part and were very proud of their medals. An excellent community event which I cannot recommend enough" - St Johns Primary.