Armed Forces

Community provision has been suspended due to COVID19 but, in the meantime, we do have an online activity taking place every Wednesday from 10.30 – 11.10am, for ex- forces personnel to meet online from the comfort of your own home, giving a place to socialise with other veterans from the armed forces.  To join, or for any questions regarding our work with the armed forces community, please contact

Supported though funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, Blackpool FC Community Trust are proud to host a range of armed forces programmes within the Community. This includes serving personnel, families, veterans and families of veterans.

Within our sessions, veterans have the chance to engage with other members of the armed forces community, providing an opportunity to rediscover the unique camaraderie of serving soldiers. This includes coffee mornings, breakfast clubs, walking and running football, and the opportunity to represent Blackpool FC in veterans competitions against other clubs in the NW.

The below information is subject to change when sessions recommence.

Ex-Armed Forces Coffee Morning

Have you, or your spouse or partner, served in the UK Armed Forces?

If so, you might be interested in our weekly Ex-Armed Forces Coffee Morning, which is for Members of the Armed Forces Community. It is a place where those who have served, and families, can meet up, have a brew, share stories and have some fun with like-minded individuals.

Breakfast Club

The Grange Bathurst Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7RW

FREE hot barm with tea or coffee at this session on presentation of your Veterans Card or Regiment Numbers

Armed Forces Football

Walking Football or 5 – a – side football (depending on age and ability)

Meet other current and ex- forces personnel, have a laugh and kick about with the opportunity to represent BFCCT at events against other professional football clubs.