EFL Day of Disabilities

Tuesday 3rdDecember 2019 was EFL Day of Disabilities which is an opportunity for the EFL and its clubs to come together and share some of the positive work that has been taking place.

Blackpool FC Community Trust are proud to be supporting over 200 people every week through the opportunities they deliver to people with disabilities.

From children at after school clubs and holiday clubs to adults with various different needs, Blackpool FC Community Trust deliver a range of activities to ensure that everyone in the community has an opportunity to take part in sport.

Dave Maclean, Community Engagement Manger said,

“It is great that we are able to reach out to all people in the community and encourage them to take part in a variety of activities they may never have tried before.  Watching individuals develop from when we first met to now is remarkable.  Whether it is their confidence, physical development or social attitude everyone is on a journey and it is very rewarding to be part of it.”

We had a fantastic start to the day delivering circuit training at Warren Manor. Followed by an excellent afternoon at Highfurlong School where Blackpool FC first team players; Mark Howard and Calum McDonald took part in a Q&A session with the students.  They spoke about their daily routine, healthy diets and training programmes before signing autographs and taking pictures with the group.

The sessions at Highfurlong are funded by BBC Children in Need and offer opportunities to increase physical activity throughout the week.

We then had a great finish to the day at our Pan Ability session at Blackpool & the Fylde College.

Paul Mullin, Disability Engagement Officer said:

“I had a great day meeting the pupils, the teaching staff and members of the community; that the Community Trust work with.  Everyone I met was very welcoming and it was very enjoyable to see and get involved in the activities.  

As the new Disability Inclusion Officer I’m really looking forward to getting to know the participants and encouraging them to take part in more physical activity.”

For more information about Blackpool FC Community Trust; call: 01253 348 691 or follow BFCCT on social media.