Heat waves here and heat waves there; have you enjoyed them? Well, we are creating waves this month with the several different things we have going on! Check it out…
Summer Holiday Camps (July 24th – August 25th)
Our school holiday Sports Camps are the perfect opportunity for children to have fun, make new friends and improve their sports skills. The Community Trust will deliver various exciting activities, including football, dodgeball, cricket, dance and many more. These camps are designed to provide a fun and challenging environment for children of all skill levels, ages 5 to 14.
- Sports Camp @ Unity Academy (8 am – 5 pm)
- Sports Camp @ Armfield Academy (9 am – 5 pm)
If sports camps are not for you, we also have Football Camps at Aspire Sports Hub (formally PlayFootball) that focus on all aspects of the game. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to improve your skills and take your game to the next level.
- Football Camp – ages 5-14 years old (8 am – 5 pm)
- Girls Football camp – ages 7-14 years old (8 am – 5 pm)
We also have our Holiday Activities and Food Camps (HAF) for children who receive free school meals which take place at local primary schools.
Finally, we have our Stars Disability Camp for children living with a disability in the local area. This takes place from 11 am – 3 pm in the Education and Community Centre @ Blackpool FC excluding bank holidays. To book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Big Food Truck (Every Tuesday)
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 email@example.com.
Family Hubs (Every Tuesday and Thursday)
Our Family Hubs take place in the North Stand Community Hub at Blackpool FC stadium every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 pm – 6 pm. We have activities, crafts and board games for the children to enjoy, we open up our state-of-the-art games room for the older children and we also have an area to complete homework and have a chat with family members and friends. The Family Hubs are free and open to anyone as long as adults accompany children.
We offer FREE sandwiches and crisps to every family that books. Limited places are available so please follow the link to book your place:
Tuesday – Family Hub Booking Form – Tuesday
Thursday – Family Hub Booking Form – Thursday
Family Hubs will stop running on the 21st of July for the 6-week holidays and will be returning 5th of September.
ESPORTS FIFA 23 and Rocket League Tournament (8th and 9th July)
On the 8th and 9th of July, we will be hosting an ESPORTS tournament at Bloomfield Road stadium. Whether you’re a FIFA aficionado or a Rocket League superstar, this is your chance to compete against the best local talent, experience the thrill of esports, and potentially claim victory as the ultimate champion.
A parent or guardian for each player must complete and submit the below application form before 30/06/2023.
Sign up here:
Rocket League – https://forms.gle/LYqqr823vLKu11X27
FIFA 23 – https://forms.gle/d2LqTwdJHd7eSkoE8
Emerging Talent Centre Tournament
Our Girls Emerging Talent Centre will be taking part in a North West ETC tournament on Sunday 23rd July in Manchester against other ETCs in this area. This is for girls born 2007-2010.
Our 2023 Enterprise Challenge is being held at Bloomfield Road Stadium on the 12th of July.
Pupils representing their schools come to present their business idea to a panel of judges including some local business leaders. BFCCT staff have worked with over 200 pupils across the town with a selection coming to present their business idea which focuses on creating a new attraction for 11-18-year-olds in the town.
Keep an eye out on our social media pages for content on the day.
Closure of Primary and High School Programmes
Our work in Blackpool Primary and High Schools closes down for the summer at the end of July as schools embark on their summer break. A huge thank you to all school staff and BFCCT staff for making the collaboration a success and for having huge effects on pupils across the town.
Recruitment Fair (6th July)
We are looking for enthusiastic, confident and fun individuals who can demonstrate the following skills and experience to support us on our Sports Camps, Football Camps and Activity Camps over the summer and beyond.
- A relevant qualification and/or experience
- A passion and motivation for working with young people.
- A team player
Location: Education and Community Centre, Bloomfield Road
Thursday 6th July 4pm – 7pm
NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST TURN UP!!
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last month, we launched our brand new LGBTQ+ Turn up and Play football session and are now looking to grow it even more. It has been important for the community to be the driving force of what the provision looked like so a safe space was created where people felt they could comfortably come and play football. The session currently consists of mini-games, matches and penalty shootouts.
The long-term aim is to have multiple pitches full of members of the LGBTQ+ playing football, living more healthier and active lifestyles.
For more information, please click here – LGBTQ+ Football