We have had a busy busy summer engaging with over 700 young people at our Holiday Activities alongside or usual community activities such as NAAFI Break, Walking Football and Extra Time, to name a few. We have also launched – The Get Vocal Podcast – which aims to raise awareness, foster open conversations, and provide valuable resources to support the well-being of men from far and wide who may not be able to attend our face to face sessions.
As we move into September take a look what we have coming up:
After taking a break for the entirety of August, our Family Hubs will be returning on the 5th of September.
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 attends.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Donations on Matchday
This season we will continue to support our community by holding food donation points on match days. This will take place at every home game this season with the drop-off point being in the South Stand, close to the Junior Seasiders activity space.
Any contribution will be greatly appreciated.
Get Vocal Podcast Episode 2 Launch
Due to the success of our weekly men’s talking group ‘Get Vocal’ we released our brand new Get Vocal Podcast last month with special guest Nathan Parker who talked about mental health, opening up and his personal journey with words. On Friday 8th September part 2 of that podcast will be released!
A massive thank you to Callum Taylor and Jack Sprigg who will be hosting our monthly podcast!
Get Fit with Blackpool FC Community Trust
Starting Wednesday 13th September, we are delivering a brand new Female Fit Blackpool cohort at Bloomfield Road. Fit Blackpool consists of 10 weekly sessions broken down into a 45-minute healthy lifestyle workshop followed by a 45-minute physical activity circuit session. This is open to any female between the ages of 18 and 65 with a BMI of 25 or above.
Every Tuesday evening, we are delivering our new Box FIT session which gives people a chance to learn how to box, get fit and make new friends. This will include a combination of pad and glove work and technique alongside cardio, leg and abdominal exercises. £1 fee required!
We have also started to deliver a 45-minute circuit session combining resistance training with high-intensity cardio. In each session, participants will rotate through a series of stations with minimal rest in between each set, designed to target strength-building and muscular endurance.
Are you aged 18- 65 and want to lose a couple of pounds, lead a healthier lifestyle and increase your fitness levels? Registration for our brand new male Fit Blackpool sessions which start in October are now open.
For more information on any of these sessions and programmes please email, email@example.com.
Goalkeeper Development Centre
From September, we will be continuing to support local girls on their journey to the top of football through our Emerging Talent Centre. We are now starting a specific session for goalkeepers to attend to improve their skills and grow in between the sticks. If you are interested or know someone who might benefit from these sessions, keep an eye on our website and social media pages for booking links. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Wildcats sessions will be returning to Aspire Sports Hub on 8th September. These sessions are designed to be an introduction to football for many but also act as an extra training session for those girls who already play football. Girls of all abilities are more than welcome.
We are introducing a new Walking Football session for people over the age of 18 who have struggled after serious illness or injury. This session will take place every Wednesday from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm at Palatine Sports Centre.
On Monday the 11th of September, our brand new 5-a-side football league, ASPIRE FIVE’S begins. Eight teams, Fourteen matches, but there can only be ONE winner! Does this interest you? You can find more information here – Aspire Fives – BFCCT
Blackpool FC School Reopens
On 5th September, Blackpool FC School reopens to provide education for Year 10 and 11 students who require an alternative to the mainstream.
Blackpool FC Sports College Reopens
We will be welcoming new students who have enrolled at Blackpool FC Sports College for this year. Our students not only achieve outstanding grades but secure the best progression into Higher Education and employment. We look forward to watching our all students’ progress and grow over their time with us.
Match Day Activities
Thanks to LionTrust, we are able to invite participants to watch Blackpool FC home matches. During these matches, we deliver half time challenges with the support from Football Flick. Keep an eye on our social media pages after every home match to see what goes on!
After a long break over the Summer Holidays, our Early Years and Primary provision will be returning once the academic year begins. These programmes are:
- PL Kicks
- Tiny Tangerines (Returning w/c 11th September
- Primary School Provision (PL Primary Stars, Fit2Go, Unstoppable)
- High School Hubs
- Emerging Talent Centre