April Round-Up 2023

New Sessions


Replay is a free session that gives adults the opportunity to come together to engage in different social and physical activities all within one session.

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays

Time: 1 pm – 3 pm

Where: Moretti Lounge, Bloomfield Road Stadium

Age: 18+


Family Hubs

The Hubs run every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 pm – 6 pm in the North Stand Community Hub at Blackpool FC stadium. We have activities, crafts, board games, a gaming room, an area to complete homework and something to eat. The Family Hubs are free and open to anyone as long as adults accompany children.


Did you see?

Sports and Football Camps

We pride ourselves in delivering the best holiday camps available and once again, our Sports and Football Camps were successful, seeing most days fully booked. We saw 400+ children attend per day across our Sports and Football Camps with 120 attending at Armfield alone.

We would love for you to attend our May half-term Sports and Football Camps! Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates on when you can book…


HAF Camp

Across our HAF Camps this half term, we saw an increase of 50 attendees, totaling up to 303 children altogether. We are extremely proud of the work we do and the things we provide to the young people of Blackpool.

A parent of one of the children who attended our HAF Camp said “This holiday camp has been extremely helpful. My children loved it!”


Girl’s Football Camp

This half term, we saw the biggest-ever numbers on our Girls Football Camp to date, with our busiest day having 35 attendees! Across the camp, the girls took part in a range of sessions including structured coaching, fun games and small-sided games covering a range of topics.

We would love for you to attend our May half-term Girl’s Football Camp! Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates on when you can book…


Stars Disability Camp

At our Stars Disability Camp, we were visited by a DJ who hosted several activities for the young people.

Some of these activities included:

  • Circus skills like spinning plates and the stilts
  • Space hopper races
  • Balance boards
  • Dance music
  • And much more


Autism Awareness Week

For Autism Awareness Week, we spoke to Elliot who attends our Adult PAN-Ability football sessions. Previously, Elliot attended our Junior PAN-Ability football sessions so has been attending our sessions for a few years. We asked Elliot what he would say to someone in his position, who lives with autism, and who is thinking about coming to this football session.

Elliot said, “I’d tell them to come down and give it a go. Everyone is welcome and it’s a great way to meet new people”

If you want to learn about Elliot’s story, click here – Elliot’s Story


PL Supports

The Premier League Supports Campaign gave us the opportunity to celebrate the impact that Premier League community activity and facilities have had on people within your local communities.

That week, we celebrated our PL Primary Stars programme, talking about what it is and the impact it has made on school students. Watch this video here for more information – What is PL Primary Stars

We also celebrated our PL Inspires programme. You can find out more here – PL Inspires

Our male and female PL Kicks football teams travelled to Salford Sports Village to participate in the U16’s PL Kicks Cup. Both teams represented the Community Trust in a positive manner, with the girls also reaching the semi-finals. Participants also took part in a variety of skill challenges and a mental well-being workshop. Well done to everyone involved in this event!

Finally, we presented Dave Marsland with the ‘One of our Own’ award after supporting Blackpool FC Community Trust for the past 8 years. Dave makes an incredible impact in our local community, working with older people, vulnerable people and veterans to make their lives better. You can read more about this here – PL Supports ‘One of Our Own’


Elite Girl’s Emerging Talent Centre

Blackpool FC Community Trust and Blackpool FC were pleased to announce LionTrust as a principal partner and the front-of-shirt sponsor for the Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre for the 2023/24 season this month

You can read more about it here – Blackpool FC Partners With Liontrust

We also took our FA Emerging Talent Centre u10s to play against Manchester United’s ETC and RTC teams. Our girls did fantastic with one of our teams only conceding one goal in the whole day!

It was a fantastic day creating opportunities for our local Blackpool girls, celebrating girls’ football and challenging our players from local grassroots teams against some of the most talented players in the North West.


Our Elite FA Emerging Talent Centre girls had a fantastic evening playing Manchester City’s women’s RTC teams. We saw some amazing talent on display was great! Our girls did brilliantly, with the u12/13s winning in a thrilling encounter.


Finally, we took our elite FA Emerging Talent Centre girls to play against Eastleigh Juniors FC. As part of our players’ development plan, we organised varied games to challenge our players in different ways. Thank you to Eastleigh Juniors FC for hosting us against their mixed boy’s teams!


FIT Blackpool Graduates

This month, we have seen our 2 male groups graduate from our FIT Blackpool programme. Altogether, they have lost a combined 31.1kg and a combined 60cm lost from their waist. We also saw our female group graduate from the programme, collectively losing 40.5kg and achieving a reduced waist total of 96cm.

Well done everyone!m,

If you want to get involved in our FIT Blackpool programme, please email fitfans@bfcct.co.uk.


New Armed Forces Funding

We have been awarded funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to provide support for veterans across the Fylde coast. Through this funding, we aim to enhance the lives of veterans by offering activities that will help them reintegrate into their communities and provide a valuable lifeline for those in need.

You can read more about it here – NEW FUNDING


Get Involved

Food Parcel Collections

Working in partnership with Blackpool Foodbank, The Big Food Truck arrives at the stadium every Tuesday from 2 pm until 3 pm. Situated in the North Stand Community Hub, anyone can access this service which provides food parcels to help with the cost of living. Single bags are £4 and family bags are £6.50.

If you are interested in purchasing a food parcel, please give us a message on our social media pages or email info@bfcct.co.uk.