Blackpool FC Community Trust column: Plenty of ways to remain occupied this month

Blackpool FC Community Trust runs a variety of activities for a range of ages throughout the week, from online meetings to physical activity sessions.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 4:45 pm

BFCCT also supports the community by offering pathways into education through Blackpool FC Sports College, based at Blackpool FC.

So, what’s coming up in May? A new and free ‘Fit Blackpool’ course – BFCCT’s highly popular weight management programme – starts a week on Monday, May 17.

There are still places available for both the male and female sessions. For more information, please contact Nathan via [email protected] or 07597 786098.

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The Lytham Walking Football sessions are looking for more players on Fridays (11am-noon).

Walking Football is designed to help older players rekindle their love for the game, keeping them active and increasing physical activity in the process.

Walking Football sessions are staged at various locations throughout the week. For more information please email [email protected]

Did you know BFCCT also runs Forces Football? It’s an opportunity to meet other current and ex-forces personnel, have a laugh and a kickabout, with the possibility to represent BFCCT against other professional football clubs.

Free five-a-side sessions take place on Thursday at PlayFootball on Garstang Road (6pm-7pm).

Finally, this is Teacher Appreciation Week, so a big shout out to all the teachers who have continued to support our children and young people over the past year.

We would like to give a special mention to our tutors from Blackpool FC Sports College, who have continued to support learners throughout the pandemic

Tom Pugh, level three BTEC sports student, said: “All the teaching staff are welcoming and have been very supportive.

“They do everything to make sure all students succeed in their studies.”

Courtney Latham is on the same course and added: “The tutors at Blackpool FC Sports College help everyone to progress on to their future careers and they give guidance and help if you need it.

“They are not only there to help you with your career, you can also talk to them about college or even home life. I don’t think I would be where I am today without them.”

Level two BTEC Sport student Lauren Rainford-Reid said: “I would like to thank every teacher who has helped me through my years at Blackpool FC Sports College. They have supported me and never gave up on me.

“Lockdown was really hard but we were all given the support we needed. Even if it was just a catch-up over Zoom, it still gave everyone a reason to carry on with education.”

For more information on any of the above, visit, call 01253 348691 or follow BFCCT on social media.

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