Coming up in March 2024

February is now over and we are welcoming Spring into our lives as we enter the month of March. We have a jam-packed month ahead of us. Check out what we have planned below…


Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) Kit Launch Festival

On Tuesday 5th March we are holding our celebration festival for the five schools that have received a free PLPS Nike Partnership girls football kit. Moor Park Primary School, Roseacre Primary Academy, Stanley Primary School, Hawes Side Academy, and St Kentigerns Catholic Primary School will be attending the event and all the players will compete against each other in their brand new football kits. Alice Earnshaw, Blackpool FC Ladies first team captain will be in attendance to speak to the players and hand out medals after the event.

These kits have been awarded to PLPS partner schools that have continued to work with BFCCT over the past few years as a way of saying thank you. These schools are also in need of a new kit or do not currently have one.


Blackpool FC Sports College students and staff have a busy month ahead: 

  • Home fixture vs Manchester City
  • Open Evening
  • Home fixture vs Burnley
  • Careers Talk with Blackpool FC School


Protect the Planet Social Action

We are delivering our social action project Protect the Planet during the this half term linked to the big plastic count event week commencing 11th March.

The schools eco-councils are working closely with our staff to take part in a social action the encourage the whole school to count their plastic at home, record the results and see how much they recycle as a school across the week. They will also make posters to support the event to enthuse other children at the school to take part.

This will identify how much the recycle, where it is used, and how that effects the planet and reduces our carbon footprint.


World Book Day (7th March)

Blackpool FC Player posters have been circulated to all primary schools to help encourage positive reading habits.

Free Book Giveaway (9th March Match Day vs Portsmouth) – Visit our Education and Community Centre at the stadium between 1pm and 3pm on match day to collect a free book in partnership with National Literacy Trust.


High School Hubs

  • Our PL Inspires winners are busy working on their social action projects in their PL Inspires sessions. Here they seek to add substance to their idea and action all their proposals. In recognition of their winning idea, they are invited to attend the Portsmouth game here at Bloomfield Road on Saturday 9th March in the Matthews Hospitality Suite.
  • StayOnSide (Safer Streets) delivery is well underway in 3 of our partner high schools with many to begin throughout the month.
  • NCS Targeted continues in Park 6th Form at the Oracle, moving into our 3rd cohort out of 4. We also begin delivery in South Shore Academy with a small cohort of pupils.


Female Football

  • Our Under 14’s, 15’s and 16 FA Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre (ETC) teams are eagerly anticipating an exciting fixture away against Manchester United ETC.
  • Per the exciting national campaign #LetGirlsPlay Biggest EVER Football Session, we have teamed up with one of our local partner schools to support the delivery of a whole school football session giving 250 girls the chance to take part in a football session.
  • Our Future Lioness Development Centre attendees are looking forward to playing in our second round of fixtures at the development centre against other local grassroots clubs to celebrate another successful six-week block at the centre.
  • Our Female football department staff members will be attending the Emerging Talent Centre Northwest Cluster meeting on the 14th of March to collaborate and share best practices with FA staff members and other clubs across the Northwest.
  • Blackpool FC Ladies are preparing for league fixtures against Tranmere Rovers and Curzon Ashton.


Cost of Living Support

Family Hubs are continuing on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:30pm – 5:30pm in the Moretti Lounge with a brand new menu and activity timetable!

Activities include:

  • Boxercise on Tuesday
  • Creative on Wednesday
  • Family Fun Thursday

The Big Food Truck will be visiting our North Stand Community Hub on Tuesday afternoons 2pm – 3pm.  You can preorder a food parcel by sending your NAME to: 07908663674.  Sign up for free and as a member you can get six bags of food for £13, three bags of food for £6.50 or a single bag of food for £4.

* NEW * Breakfast Club 9:30am – 11am in the North Stand Community Hub at Blackpool FC Stadium. Starting date to be confirmed. 

Come along and join the fun at our Breakfast Club! Grab a brew, toast, and cereal before taking part in a variety of activities with your little one.  From arts and crafts, story time, mini discos and summer walks, we would love to welcome you. This session is £1 per person.

Warm Takeaways will continue to be available from @TheGrange on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm for those living locally to Grange Park.

If you would like to support our community Tangerine Together programme, through volunteering or donations, please contact:


Community Cohesion Team Update

On 18th March all of our Premier League Kicks and Community Cohesion staff will be attending the Blackpool Youth Workers Summit to share best practices with other youth charity organisations etc.

On 20th March adults from our Champions programme are taking a trip alongside BFCCT staff to climb Pendle Hill.

On 27th March two female Premier League Kicks/Youth Voice participants who have previously completed the Premier League Changemakers programme are attending the Premier League Changemakers Event at the National Football Museum in Manchester alongside BFCCT staff.


Matchday Activities

Thanks to LionTrust, we can invite participants to watch Blackpool FC home matches. During these matches, we deliver halftime challenges with the support from Football Flick. Keep an eye on our social media pages after every home match to see what goes on!

Good luck to Blackpool FC in all their fixtures this month.

Shrewsbury Town – 9th March (Away)

Portsmouth – 9th March (Home)

Northampton Town – 12th March (Away)

Wigan Athletic – 16th March (Away)

Fleetwood Town – 23rd March (Home)

Derby County – 29th March (Away)


Food Donations on Matchday

This season we continue to support our community by holding food donation points on match days. This takes place at every home game with the drop-off point being in the South Stand, close to the Junior Seasiders activity space.

Any contribution will be greatly appreciated.



We are looking for volunteers to help at our community sessions. Register your interest here.