Life-changing community work giving hope to hundreds!
Lives are being transformed across Fylde by a series of ground-breaking community programmes.
Working in partnership with Cuadrilla Resources, the projects delivered by AFC Fylde Community Foundation are breaking down barriers and giving hope to hundreds of people of all ages.
From encouraging youngsters to lead a healthier lifestyle with free sporting opportunities they would not normally experience through to helping unemployed adults back into the workplace, each individual educational programmes aims to benefit all aspects of our community.
The successful collaboration between the Foundation and Cuadrilla has led to the launch of bespoke programmes with a wide and diverse offer including:
• ‘Striking Futures’ – During which 24 16-18 year old trainees have successfully completed educational courses and gained qualifications, enabling many to go on to find full-time employment.
• ‘Train Like A Pro’ – This unique project uses the transformation power and language of football to motivate young girls and boys, helping to develop skills, confidence and self-esteem. In the year to date over 220 local children have been able to take part in this programme, equating to over 1200+ visits to the programme.
• ‘Back on Track’ – This programme is specifically tailored to those adults who have given up all hope of achieving employment. During the course, they’re supported to learn wide-ranging skills providing more opportunities to pursue further education, employment or training opportunities. In the past 12 months over 70 adults have been closely supported on a weekly basis resulting in employment/ education or further training.
• Outreach – This hugely popular programme provides a safe place for youngsters across Fylde to come together and enjoy free community sports sessions in a structured environment. Working across local parks, venues and fields the Foundation has successfully been able to engage with over 900 children.
Many lives have been changed for the better through the work of AFC Fylde in partnership Cuadrilla Resources.
Ryan Tucker, aged 20, joined the Foundation on one of the educational courses on offer, which he successfully completed with flying colours. Ryan then went on to complete a year full time apprenticeship in Sports Coaching. Following on from this, he is now delighted to be working for the Foundation on a full-time basis, achieving great outcomes and setting himself up for a dream career in the sporting industry – an inspirational success story made possible by programme funding.
Foundation Director Tom Hutton is delighted at the results the programmes are achieving. He said: “The aim of our work is to make a difference in our local community and to have a positive, lasting impact on the lives of as many people as possible.
“Our projects reach out to people of all ages, from children through to pensioners, bringing all kinds of benefits in so many ways.
“It is only through the support of partners like Cuadrilla that makes this all possible. By working together we really are changing lives for the better.”
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