Blackpool’s manager and captain in Action at South Shore

Blackpool's Gary Bowyer and  Andy Taylor with South Shore pupils Kye Wylie and Liam Barlow
Blackpool's Gary Bowyer and Andy Taylor with South Shore pupils Kye Wylie and Liam Barlow

Blackpool FC manager Gary Bowyer and captain Andy Taylor visited South Shore Academy as part of the EFL’s Action Day.

The action day provides an opportunity for Community Trusts such as the one at Blackpool FC to celebrate their work.

Blackpool FC Community Trust attended South Shore Academy to promote the programmes the trust delivers across Blackpool.

Over 200 students turned up and BBC North West Tonight also made a special visit, and AllStars was happy to be invited along too.

Manager Gary Bowyer was delighted to “give back” to the local community.

He said: “It’s been a fantastic day at South Shore. Blackpool FC Community Trust do a brilliant job catering for people of all ages.

“This Action Day event has given Andy and myself the opportunity to give back and let the students know about how to get involved with Blackpool FC Community Trust.”

Skipper Taylor, who is the Trust’s Education Ambassador, believes the event was a great opportunity to let the students know about the importance of education.

He said: “I’ve always taken my education seriously, even though I’m fortunate to play football for a living.

“ I did biology at A Level and it’s been drilled into me from an early age to take education very seriously.

“The Trust delivers a fantastic BTEC programme, involving Football Studies or Coaching Studies. I urge any school leavers to look into it.”

For more information on Blackpool FC Community Trust, visit www.blackpoolfccommunitytrust.co.uk or call (01253) 348691.