Coming up in May

With the weather getting warmer and more and more people getting excited for the summer months, it’s the perfect time to tell you what we have going on and what you can get involved with throughout May.


May Half-Term Camps (30th May – 2nd June)

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 be delivering a variety of 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.

We also 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

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


Family Hubs (Every Tuesday and Thursday)

We are excited to inform everyone that our Family Hubs will and have been continuing after the Easter break. Now, the 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, gaming consoles, an area to complete homework and have something to eat. The Family Hubs are free and open to anyone as long as adults accompany children.

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


Fit2Go Festival (22nd May – 24th May)

We have the Fit2Go festival coming up this month at the end of May. Over the course of three days, we will invite all year 4 students from local primary schools to Bloomfield Road to take part in sessions of physical activity which will be based in various locations around the stadium. After last year’s success, we are hoping to engage 1500 students over the course of these three days.


Beaverbrooks Enterprise Programme

Our High School Hub Mentors have been busy delivering our Beaverbrooks Enterprise Programme to 7 of our partner high schools and will continue to deliver this up until Summer. We are engaging over 180 pupils in the programme, preparing them for the Enterprise Challenge at the end of the academic year. Stay tuned across our social media platforms to stay up to date on their progress.


PL Inspires

Our PL Inspires Challenge winners are busy undertaking their social action project this month. Their project idea was voted the best in February at our PL Inspires Challenge. They have worked closely with the club to collect all single-use plastic cups from recent Blackpool FC home fixtures. In doing so they have now been granted space at their school to decorate them and use them as planters for flowers to support wildlife and local ecosystems on their school grounds. Look out for how they get on with their project in the coming months.


Programme Fair (14th May)

A Programme and Memorabilia fair has been organised and will take place on Sunday 14th May 2023 at our Education & Community Centre. Light refreshments will be available when doors open at 10 am and the fair will run until 2 pm. £1 entry fee.

For more information on the programme fair, please contact


Mid-Season Trials

Following the successful launch of our FA Emerging Talent Centre earlier this year, we will be running mid-season trials to identify talented players to join our programme for the rest of the season! The elite programme is completely free to attend and forms part of the England Lioness Talent Pathway. The dates for the trials are below:

  • U9s and U10s – 20th May and 3rd June from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • U11s and U12s – 27th May and 10th June from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • U13s and U14s – 20th May and 3rd June from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.
  • U15s and U16s – 27th May and 10th June from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.

If you know a player who would like to attend the trials, please click the link to register – Trials Registration

Thank you to LionTrust for sponsoring this programme.


Emerging Talent Centre

The elite girls Emerging Talent Centre will be extending the length of our sessions for the U11s/U12s group, which means they will now take part in a 2-hour training session each week, which puts them in line with the U13s/U14s and U15s/U16s age groups.


Future Lionesses Development Centre (Every Monday)

In the first six-week block of our Future Lionesses Development Centre programme, we engaged with 77 participants! This month, the next six-week block starts with the first one beginning on Monday 15th May. These sessions take place every Monday evening at Aspire Sports Hub and cost only £4. The times are below:

  • U8s – U10s – 5 pm to 6 pm.
  • U11s – U12s – 6 pm to 7 pm.
  • U13s – U14s – 7 pm – 8 pm.

Book the next six-week block here – Future Lioness Development Centres


New PL Kicks Timetable

Watch this space for the brand new PL Kicks timetable to be released this month, with new sessions, new locations and new fun!


Awareness Days

We will be supporting these Awareness Days/Weeks this month:

Deaf Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Dementia Action Awareness Week