Our Walking Football sessions at Play Football and Lytham YMCA have had a very successful return to play, with most of our sessions seeing full registers. We now deliver 5 sessions each week and all information can be found here.
One of the biggest challenges has been the fact that we have to take pre bookings and cannot accept cash payments on the night. This is because of the COVID track and trace and having to restrict the numbers at each session to fit within the FA guidance of only 30 people coming together for organised football. This 30 has to include the staff and because of these restrictions, we cannot accept walk ins. The Senior Seasiders walking football group have been a great support in pulling all this together and maintaining contact with many of our participants.
Our newest venture is also the launch of our Forces Football. This session takes place every Thursday at Play Football and is available to members of our community that have served our armed forces and want the opportunity to play football and meet other members of serving and ex force personnel.
Another session we deliver for ex-servicemen and women is our Gardening Club, delivered at Arboretum in Moor Park. We have taken responsibility to maintain the area dedicated to forces personnel. Last year we developed a area to the BFC players that were lost in World War 2.
We have also launched a host of new physical activities for adults, including some health walks and free keep fit sessions for ladies that have graduated from our FitFans weight management programme. The sessions have been implemented to allow these participants to maintain their weight loss and continue to meet fellow successors.
Our current FitFans sessions have also been very successfully delivered at Bloomfield Road stadium and has been great to allow fans safe access to our great stadium, which we are utilising as our venue to host the free weekly workshops and fitness sessions.
This week we have also given away a number of our playing kits from last season. With the club now having new kit supplied by Puma, we have had to purchase new uniforms for staff and students and also new playing kits for all our representative squads. This has meant us gifting full playing kits to Park Community Academy and Armfield Academy, meaning our great Tangerine kits being utilised even further.
We still have a lot of playing kit left and also many staff have given back a lot of their tracksuits, t shirts and jumpers, so we will now work with local charities to get this clothing to people in most need.