This Easter half term was a busy one, seeing us hold two weeks worth of Holiday Camps, take part in UK and Worldwide Awareness Days, and continue to deliver the several programmes and sessions we offer to our local community. Check out everything in more detail below…
Sports and Football Camps
We pride ourselves in delivering the best holiday camps available and once again, our Sports and Football Camps were successful, seeing most days fully booked. We saw 400+ children attend per day across our Sports and Football Camps with 120 attending at Armfield alone.
We would love for you to attend our May half-term Sports and Football Camps! Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates on when you can book…
Across our HAF Camps this half term, we saw an increase of 50 attendees, totalling up to 303 children altogether. We are extremely proud of the work we do and the activities we provide to the young people of Blackpool.
A parent of one of the children who attended our HAF Camp said “This holiday camp has been extremely helpful. My children loved it!”
Girl’s Football Camp
This half term, we saw the biggest-ever numbers on our Girls Football Camp to date, with our busiest day having 35 attendees! Across the camp, the girls took part in a range of sessions including structured coaching, fun games and small-sided games covering a range of topics.
We would love for you to attend our May half-term Girl’s Football Camp! Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates on when you can book…
Stars Disability Camp
At our Stars Disability Camp, we were visited by a DJ who hosted several activities for the young people.
Some of these activities included:
- Circus skills like spinning plates and the stilts
- Space hopper races
- Balance boards
- Dance music
- And much more
Find out more here – Stars Camp
Autism Awareness Week
For Autism Awareness Week, we spoke to Elliot who attends our Adult PAN-Ability football sessions. Previously, Elliot attended our Junior PAN-Ability football sessions so has been attending our sessions for a few years. We asked Elliot what he would say to someone in his position, who lives with autism, and who is thinking about coming to this football session.
Elliot said, “I’d tell them to come down and give it a go. Everyone is welcome and it’s a great way to meet new people”
If you want to learn about Elliot’s story, Click here
The Premier League Supports Campaign gave us the opportunity to celebrate the impact that Premier League community activity and facilities have had on people within your local communities.
That week, we celebrated our PL Primary Stars programme, talking about what it is and the impact it has made on school students. Watch this video here for more information – PL Primary Stars Video
We also celebrated our PL Inspires programme. You can find out more here – PL Inspires
Our male and female PL Kicks football teams travelled to Salford Sports Village to participate in the U16’s PL Kicks Cup. Both teams represented the Community Trust in a positive manner, with the girls also reaching the semi-finals. Participants also took part in a variety of skill challenges and a mental well-being workshop. Well done to everyone involved in this event!
Finally, we presented Dave Marsland with the ‘One of our Own’ award after supporting Blackpool FC Community Trust for the past 8 years. Dave makes an incredible impact in our local community, working with older people, vulnerable people and veterans to make their lives better. You can read more about this here – PL Supports ‘One of Our Own’
ETC vs Man United
During Easter, we took our FA Emerging Talent Centre u10s to play against Manchester United’s ETC and RTC teams. Our girls did fantastic with one of our teams only conceding one goal in the whole day!
It was a fantastic day creating opportunities for our local Blackpool girls, celebrating girls’ football and challenging our players from local grassroots teams against some of the most talented players in the North West.
Thank you to LionTrust for sponsoring our Elite Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre.