Trust Raise £178.32 for Children in Need

Blackpool FC Community Trust Supports BBC Children in Need 2018

As a local charity we have had programmes funded through Children in Need and have first-hand experience of the difference that the monies raised can make to the lives of children and young people in Blackpool and across the country.

Today staff members of Blackpool FC Community Trust and the Blackpool community took part in a cycling challenge to ride 100 miles in order to raise awareness for BBC Children in Need.

Cycling on two bikes, our staff and participants from their provision, took it in turns and also invited members of the public to join in too!

Our aim was to raise awareness and support such a fantastic charity and we are proud to say that together we have successful cycled 129miles between 10:15am – 2:45pm.

In addition to this we are over the moon to say that we have also raised £178.32 which will be donated to BBC Children in Need 2018.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to DW Sports Fitness (Blackpool), Universal Fitness and Blackpool Houndshill Shopping Centre for use of their equipment and facilities.

Also, another huge thank you to all those who took part in the cycle and to the members of public and Blackpool residents who donated so generously.

Proud to be supporting our community.

Roll on next year.

 

October Newsletter: #Issue 5

Take a look at our Newsletter Issue #5

It’s no surprise that October has been full of activities now that we are well underway with the new season.  From Kids Cup heats to the final at the Bloomfield Rd. Sports Camps during half term to NCS residentials. Not forgetting the first Fit2Glow Football Tournament in Blackpool!

 

2017-18 Impact Review

Take a look at our 2017-2018 Impact Review

Blackpool FC Community Trust have had another very successful season, our most successful to date for the quality and diversity of our programmes, as well as for income generated to deliver projects for the people of Blackpool.

Who We Are

Blackpool FC Community Trust is a vibrant and forward thinking charity, providing a range of opportunities for people in Blackpool, to increase community inclusion and education; improve physical and mental health; and reduce involvement in negative activities and anti social behaviour.

Mission Statement

We are at all times committed to developing a range of diverse community initiatives and partnership working groups, to give the best opportunities to the people
of Blackpool, whilst using the profile and brand of Blackpool Football Club to the greatest effect.

Vision

To offer the highest quality programmes to all members of the local community to improve their quality of life through Physical Activity, Education and Employability, Health and Wellbeing.

Values

Our values are to engage with all corners of the community, to give everyone the opportunity to be inspired, develop their skills and provide support for issues that affect people’s lives.

 

Trust’s Futsal Side Impress in Birmingham

Blackpool FC Community Trust BTEC students made a good start to this year’s EFL Trust Futsal Cup with one win and a draw in their opening two group games in Group E.

The students travelled to Birmingham to play in the national competition. The Seasiders have managed to get to the 2nd round for the past three seasons and were optimistic of reaching the next knockout phase. Competing with them was EFL Trust teams Southend United, Port Vale, Newport County and Grimsby Town B.

Blackpool’s first fixture was against League One development side Southend United. The Seasiders started the brightest with two quick goals from Lewis Loughran. They then went 3-0 up with a nice finish through Tom Hanslip before Shane Finn burst through and neatly lifted the ball over the keeper to add a fourth for Blackpool. Blackpool were comfortable winners in the 2nd half with further goals from Loughran, Finn and Hanslip. Owen Walmsley also scored, with Callum Brown finishing well on two occasions in the second half. The final score was 10-2 to Blackpool FC Community Trust.

The Trust’s next game was against Newport County, who’d had an emphatic 9-1 win against Port Vale in their opening game. The opposition started the brighter, but it was the Seasiders who took the lead through the bright Tom Hanslip. Newport continued to attack the Seasiders, but the impressive Rory Montgomery made save after save to keep the score to 1-0.

The first half finished 1-0, with a much needed break for both teams. Blackpool got off to a great start in the second half when Shane Finn rounded the keeper and slotted the ball home to take a 2-0 lead. County dominated possession for large parts of the second half, but still couldn’t break down the Seasiders back line. With seven minutes to go they eventually did, after a neat cutback saw County slide in the ball at the back post. With two minutes left, Newport equalised after a shot from distance hit the bar and then struck goalkeeper Montgomery on the back to trickle into the net. The game finished 2-2 but The Seasiders will be disappointed they didn’t come away with all three points after a difficult test against last year’s National Development League champions.

Football Development Officer Alex Taylor said. “This group of students showed lots of potential in today’s competition after little experience playing futsal.”

“We were disappointed not to come out with maximum points from two games as we worked really hard and showed lots of desire to keep the ball out of the net.”

Blackpool FC Community Trust continue their cup run in January to play their remaining group games against bottom placed Port Vale and top placed Grimsby Town in Group E.

Want to get involved?

If you’re in Year 11 and looking to go into further education next September and would like to know more about how to get involved in our BTEC education courses, please contact the number below. You will have the unique opportunity of playing both football and Futsal against EFL trust and Premier League clubs whilst gaining qualifications and work experience with the Community Trust.

Our next open night is on Tuesday 4th December at our Community Trust office at Bloomfield Road Stadium 6-7pm. Call 01253 338691 for more information.

The FIRST Fit2Glow Tournament in Blackpool

October saw the launch of the first ever Fit2Glow Football Tournament held in Blackpool, delivered by Blackpool FC Community Trust in partnership with Blackpool Illuminations LightPool Festival.

The glow in the dark football tournament was a huge success with 231 participants enjoying this unique opportunity. There were 22 Blackpool primary schools competing in our free round robin tournament across three heats at three venues in Blackpool (Palatine Leisure Centre, Moor Park Leisure Centre and Blackpool Sports Centre) which were provided by Sport Blackpool.

Pitches and goals were marked out with special fluorescent tape and a total of 33 Year two teams were equipped with fluorescent bibs, headbands and wristbands ready for matches. The whole concept really came to life the moment the lights were switched off and the children, playing area and ball shone under the ultraviolet lights.

The winners of each heat gained a place at the Fit2Glow Final held at the prestigious Empress Ballroom at Blackpool Winter Gardens, as well as the schools receiving an educational Illuminations workshop. St Bernadette’s Primary School were the overall winners on the day with an unbeaten 5 wins out of 5. At the end of the tournament all competing finalists were presented with a Blackpool FC Community Trust medal. The winners, St Bernadette’s Primary School were rewarded by receiving the Fit2Glow trophy from Blackpool FC first team player Joe Bunney during the LightPool Festival extravaganza on the comedy carpet stage surrounded by the vibrant illuminated drummers Spark.

NCS AUTUMN

We are in the process of finishing our NCS Autumn 2018, with only the Social Action projects to be delivered.

This Autumn we have seen 99 young people from the various Blackpool and Fylde College sites and courses.

All groups headed up to the Scottish borders for Phase 1 of the programme to Rock UK’s Whithaugh Park site.  Whilst they were there they had to complete a number of activities including Zip Wire, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking and many more. The students also had to learn some life skills such as cooking, cleaning and working as a team.

Following Phase 1’s residential the young people then moved onto the Discovery phase of NCS where we brought in Ross McWilliam as a guest speaker, he worked on Growth mindset, self confidence, CV building and interview techniques. We also looked at local problems and charities in preparation for the young peoples social action project

Would you like to take part?  Get in touch and we’ll be happy to give you more information.

New Fit2Go Session Dates

NEW Fit2Go session dates!:

St Cuthbert’s Children’s Centre:

Registration Tuesday 6th November

Sessions start Tuesday 6th November

10-11am for 3 weeks

Highfield Methodist Church:

Registration Monday 5th November

Sessions start Monday 12th November

10-11am for 3 weeks

Thames Children’s Centre:

Registration Tuesday 6th November

Sessions run within “Cook & Eat” sessions

Tuesday 13th November

1-2pm for 3 weeks

NCS Autumn 2018

We are in the process of finishing our NCS Autumn 2018, with only the Social Action projects to be delivered.

This Autumn we have seen 99 young people from the various Blackpool and Fylde College sites and courses.

All groups headed up to the Scottish borders for Phase 1 of the programme to Rock UK’s Whithaugh Park site, whilst they were there they had to complete a number of activities including Zip Wire, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking and many more. The students also had to learn some life skills such has cooking, cleaning and working as a team.

Following Phase 1’s residential, the young people then moved onto the Discovery phase of NCS where we brought in Ross McWilliam as a guest speaker, he worked on growth mindset, self confidence, CV building and interview techniques. We also looked at local problems and charities in preparation for the young peoples social action project.

For more information on our NCS programme, call Jonny on 01253 348691

Most Innovative Award for our NCS group

We are very proud of our Summer NCS participants. They have won the ‘Most Innovative’ award at the Cash Quest for Carers celebration event.  The young people were given £50 from Blackpool Carers Centre, which they could use to develop fundraising ideas.  Pitching their ideas in the ‘Dragons Den’  the young people decided to do a sponsored walk, a tombola, a 5k run and face painting.

The group raised £1011.73: £415.23 for Blackpool Carers, £234.90 for Sign Hi Say Hi, £178.29 for Mind Charity and £185.31 for Brian House.

We would like to thank Thornton’s Chocolate, Timpsons, Glamour Forever, The Rock Shop, Debenhams (Clinique), Odean Cinema, Flaming Grill, Muse Hair Design and Just Desserts for donating prizes to the tombola.

Job Vacancy: Health Officer

Health Officer – Job Description

Would you like the opportunity to work for a thriving charity, based in Blackpool supporting children aged 1-4 years and their families?

Blackpool FC Community Trust is a close knit team that employs more than 60 local people to support the local community to improve their lives through physical activity, health and wellbeing, education and employability programmes.

In the 2017-2018 season, the Community Trust worked with 20,329 different people across the town, whilst delivering 9503 sessions.

This fantastic opportunity will deliver a range of opportunities to support early ages to increase their involvement in regular physical activity, whilst supporting the full family with positive health messages.

The post holder will work closely with Blackpool Better Start, to work in the seven most needed areas in the town to support, enthuse and inspire the local families to engage in positive, regular health related workshops and activities.

Please forward a covering letter and CV detailing how you meet the person specification, to jobs@bfcct.co.ukor post it to: Blackpool FC Community Trust, F.A.O. Marc Joseph, Senior Health Officer, Bloomfield Road Stadium, Seasiders Way, Blackpool. FY1 6JJ.

This job will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS procedures.

Blackpool FC Community Trust has many projects and are always looking for reliable, good quality Level 1/Level 2 coaches to get involved in coaching on a casual basis.

If you think you have what it takes to join our team, please send us your CV, attached to a covering letter to communitytrust@blackpoolfc.co.uk, and we will contact you if any vacancies become available.