The Russell Martin Foundation (a registered charity) has been set up to give something back to Russell’s roots, supporting grass roots sport, and various charities in the area. The goal for the foundation is to provide coaching for all age groups (both boys and girls) ranging from 5-18, and help promote their physical and mental health, and wellbeing.

The Russell Martin Academy and The Russell Martin Foundation have come together after much thought and, in many ways, marks the beginning of the realisation of a personal dream for Russell. The foundation has allowed him to bring the reality of combining his passion for football and “giving something back” a step closer. He is humbled that he now has the chance to do this. Profits from RMA will be given to RMF to be distributed at the end of the year to various local causes and initiatives. These will be decided by the Charity’s committee of Trustees. Russell and everyone else at the Foundation wants to help children, through sport and education to get opportunities that they might not have usually. We want to help make sure that local grassroots football is thriving and children are staying active and healthy.