Blackpool FC Community Trust hosted its annual awards evening last Thursday at Bloomfield Road. The awards were an opportunity for the Trust to celebrate all the brilliant work it does within the local and wider Blackpool community. The Trust provides a wide range of opportunities for people to increase social inclusion and education; improve physical fitness and health; and lessen involvement in negative activities and anti-social behaviour. 15 awards were up for grabs on the night, where over 250 people attended. The Trust’s Communications Officer Manvir Rai believes the night was a fantastic success. “It was great to have over 250 people celebrate and recognise the fantastic work Blackpool FC Community Trust do a regular basis. It was an opportunity for people to find out how they can get involved with the Trust through the different programmes we deliver. List of winners: [caption id="attachment_3645" align="alignright" width="150"] Marc Joseph wins Employee of the Year[/caption] Blackpool FC Community Trust Employee of the Year: Marc Joseph “It’s a great feeling to have won Employee of the Year. All t he staff here at the Trust are worthy of this award because everyone is dedicated to making the Blackpool community a better place for all.” Blackpool FC Community Trust Newcomer of the Year: Michael Brown “I’m delighted to have won this award. It’s a brilliant place to work and I’m looking forward to the future with The Trust.” [caption id="attachment_3646" align="alignright" width="150"] Jack King wins BTEC Student of the Year[/caption] BTEC Student of the Year: Jack King “It’s quite good to be recognised for all the work I’ve done over the academic year. I suppose it makes me feel quite proud.” BTEC Most Improved Student: Dominic Moore “I just want to thank Blackpool FC Community Trust for giving me the opportunity to improve myself in every way possible. As a student I’ve developed but also as a person.” BTEC Most Improved Football Player: Jack Smith “I’ve developed massively as a player and I’m excited to learn more things next season.” BTEC Football Player of the Year: Matty Graffin “To be recognised as Player of the Year gives me great pride because there are some fantastic players here. I just want to thank Alex and all the Trust staff for helping me all season.” Degree Student of the Year: Ewan Mooney “I have learnt so much about myself since doing the Foundation Degree at the Trust. It’s an honour to win this award.” Kicks Participant of the Year: Haiden Rose “I really enjoy coming to Kicks, so to win this award is just something I didn’t expect. Thanks once again.” Junior PAN-Ability Player of the Year: Jamie Oakey “I’m really proud to have won this award. It’s great to be recognised and I just want to thank Owen for all his help.” Primary Star of the Year: Gareth Kirkpatrick [caption id="attachment_3647" align="alignright" width="150"] Gareth Kirkpatrick wins Primary Star of the Year[/caption] “Blackpool FC Community Trust’s support has enriched the pupils in our school in ways we may never truly know, our staff are infinitely better equipped to deliver better P.E sessions than three years ago.” NCS Graduate of the Year: Hazel Hall “I’ve learnt so much about myself since doing NCS. It teaches you important life skills which I have taken with me in my every day life.” Fit2Go Primary of the School of the Year: Stanley Primary School “The pupils are more aware of leading a healthy lifestyle because of the Fit2Go programme. They also know the importance of doing some form of physical activity. The pupils really enjoy the Community Trust coming in.” Sports Camp Participant of the Year: Freddy Livesey “I look forward to Sports Camps every time it is on. I get involved as much as I can and I’ve made so many new friends.” To view all pictures/videos from the awards evening, please visit our social media pages - Facebook: BFCCT, Twitter: @BFC_CTrust, Instagram: bfccommunitytrust For more information on Blackpool FC Community Trust, contact (01253 348691). Don’t forget we are running our Summer Sports Camps from Hawes Side, Norbreck Academy and Marton Academy.