On the 25th of June, Derby County’s Community Trust visited Blackpool as part of their Mental Health and Substance Misuse programme. On this trip their ‘Active Choices’ provision visited the sea front, promenade and Bloomfield Road, where they took a stadium tour, learning more about the club and its history, whilst also getting an opportunity to go in to the changing rooms and go pitch side for photos.
Also on this trip, they played a 7 v7 round robin tournament at Stanley Park with Blackpool FC Community Trust Mental Health ‘Pan- Ability’ programme which was played in excellent spirits and was highly competitive. Unfortunately, one of the Derby County’s players were injured during one of the games. Blackpool FC Community Trust would like to wish him a speedy recovery.
Adam Rowley, Active Choices Team Leader said, "thank you to Blackpool for their hospitality. Our participants have had a very enjoyable experience. Days like this are great to share good practice with other clubs, and gives our participants the opportunity to leave their local area for the first time in a number of years, whilst being supported by us. We look forward to working with Blackpool again in the near future ".
Blackpool FC Community Trust are really looking forward to another fixture, but this time at Derby County. The participants have also been invited to watch a 1st team game next season.
Blackpool FC Community Trust deliver Pan-Ability sessions on Thursday evening at PlayFootball for both Adults and Juniors.
Junior Pan - Ability is for 7-16 year olds - 4.30-5.30pm. The sessions are open for all abilities. Sessions are just £3 and indoor.
Adult Pan – Ability takes place 7 - 8pm for anyone over the age of 16 with a disability or impairment. Sessions are just £1 and played outdoor.
For more information on any of Blackpool FC Community Trust provision please contact: 01253 348 691, visit: www.bfcct.co.ukor find us on social media.