BFC Trust Education | Awards Evening

Thursday 14th July 2016 saw the third annual Blackpool FC Community Trust Education Awards Evening take place at Bloomfield Road. The evening is an opportunity for staff, students, family and friends to celebrate the achievements of the students during the previous academic year.

BFC CT run a Traineeship in Sport, BTEC’s in Sports Coaching, Football Studies and also a degree in Community Football Coaching and Development with over 50 pupils currently completing one of our courses.

The awards evening was attended by 130 people and awards were presented by local professional boxer and All Together Now ambassador Brian Rose. The evening began with the eight students who had achieved 100% attendance; these students were presented with a Blackpool FC first team shirt.

Formal awards presented were for most improved student and student of the year for each course. There were also awards for students who had excelled in their coaching delivery and for the football / futsal teams.

…And the winners were?



Student of the Year:                         Liam Gilsenan

BTEC Level 2 Football Studies

Most Improved Student:                  Luke Davison

Student of the Year:                         Adam Cardwell

BTEC Level 3 Sports Coaching

Most Improved Student:                  Tomas Nelson

Student of the Year:                         Simone Oldfield

BTEC Level 3 Football Studies (Year 1)

Most Improved Student:                  Grant Copeland

Student of the Year:                         Ryain Lenton

BTEC Level 3 Football Studies (Year 2)

Most Improved Student:                  Elliott Knight

Student of the Year:                         Nathan Kirk

Foundation Degree in Community Football and Development

Most Improved Student:                  Alex Rose

Student of the Year:                         Liam Yates

Coach of the Year:                           Jack King

Players Player Award:                   Luke Harris

Coaches Player of the Year:           Lewis Walmsley


 All students who had won one of the student of the year awards where then considered for the Overall Student of the Year Award. This was presented to Simone Oldfield, who had completed the first year of her BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Coaching with distinctions in every unit, while at the same time amassing an impressive 300 hours of voluntary service.

Simone has worked on BFC CT’s inclusion camps, pan ability football sessions, downs syndrome football and Premier League Kicks program for which she is now a paid member of staff. Simone has also completed her level 1 football coaching award, futsal level 1 coaching award and is about to embark on her netball level 1 award and multi-skills level 2 award.

From all the staff David, Alex, Will, Caroline, Dave, Colin and Cian, we would like to thank all of the students for their efforts this year, and we look forward to welcoming our new students in September.

If you are just finishing your GCSE exams, or currently on a course and looking for a change then please contact us to find out more about our Traineeship, BTEC or Degree courses on 01253 348691 or check out the education section on our website