July Round-Up 2023

What’s new

Get Vocal Podcast

Due to the success of our weekly men’s taking group ‘Get Vocal’ we are delighted to announce the new Get Vocal Podcast hosted by Charlie Taylor and Jack Sprigg! The first episode of the podcast which will be launched by local independent author and spoken artist Nathan Parker will be available on 11th August, subsequent episodes will be released on a monthly basis. The podcast can be accessed on Spotify and Apple platforms plus YouTube and Instagram for the video.  Make sure you stay tuned and listen to the conversations on release!



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Summer Holiday Camps

This is the first week of 6 fun-filled weeks at all of our Summer Holiday Camps. The children are loving the camps so far, having lots of fun, making new friends and improving their skills.

There are limited spaces available at all of our camps so if you would like a space, please click here – Holiday Camps


Esports Tournament

We hosted a two-day Esports tournament at Bloomfield Road stadium. It was a fantastic weekend full of gaming with everyone having lots of fun! We had approximately 60 people participate in the tournament. Well done to everyone that attended and a big congratulations to the winners.

You can find the full live stream of the tournament here – https://www.youtube.com/live/JD9YdjDwI40?feature=share


Jimmy Armfield Memorial Trophy Tournament

We held our annual Jimmy Armfield Memorial Trophy Tournament at Stanley Park which was attended by approximately 120 pupils across 14 primary schools. It was an amazing morning of football, competing in over 35 small-sided matches with an ecstatic St Nicholas team winning 3-2 on penalties in the final to retain the title from last year.


Beaverbrooks Enterprise Challenge

We held our presentation day of the Beaverbrooks Enterprise Challenge at Blackpool FC Stadium. The Enterprise Challenge tasks young people to identify a gap in the local market and create a business idea suitable for young people aged 11-18. We had 7 schools attend which were split into 15 groups, each group entered the presenting room and pitched their business idea to the panel of judges. After a long and heated debate in the boardroom, the Judges crowned pupils from Montgomery Academy the winners of the 2023 Beaverbrooks Enterprise Challenge.


Armed Forces Silver Award

Blackpool FC Community Trust has been awarded Silver under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for our support to Defence and the wider Armed Forces community. We’re proud to have moved up from a bronze to a silver award level this year, by increasing our active support and advocacy for services colleagues within the Trust and from the wider community.


Blackpool FC School Final Fixtures

Our Blackpool FC School students took part in the final round of fixtures in the Lancashire School Games Football League. The students were unbeaten coming into these fixtures and carried on their good form to remain unbeaten on the day. They were crowned the winners of the league and lifted the trophy at the end ceremony. Well done everyone!


Blackpool FC Sports College End of Year Awards

We held the Blackpool FC Sports College end-of-year celebration! We looked back at the year and highlighted some of the best moments and awarded our students with several different awards. Well done to all students who put in 100% effort throughout the college year. You should all be proud of yourselves.


PL Inspires Regional Celebration Event

Our PL Inspires Winners were invited to their regional celebration event at Manchester City. Pupils from across the northwest showcased their social action projects to each other and also enjoyed a stadium tour with a VIP hospitality experience. A huge well done to all staff and pupils involved on what has been a great experience for all!

Read more about it here – Premier League Inspires Challenge Celebration


Family Hubs Colouring Competition

Blackpool’s Children’s and Families Partnership Plan ran a colouring competition across Primary Schools in Blackpool. 963 children entered and not only ONE but TWO of the children from Family Hubs came in the top 10. They will have their artwork displayed at the Winter Gardens in October and will feature on the Blackpool Council’s website for the next 5-10 years. A massive well done to Ethan & Horatio, we’re so proud of them!

Read more about it here – Colouring success for Children who attend our Family Hubs


ETC Successes

Check out our Emerging Talent Centre Monthly Update for July here – ETC Monthly Update: July


Get Involved

Food Parcel Collections

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 info@bfcct.co.uk.