FTFCCT pick up prestigious award at Wyre Business Awards night
The club are delighted to announce that the Fleetwood Town Community Trust were winners at Thursday night’s Wyre Business Awards.
FTFCCT won the ‘Community Involvement Award’ for their work in the Wyre district over the last 12 months.
Fleetwood Town Community Trust is an independent charity working in partnership with Fleetwood Town Football Club. The Trust aims to support and inspire individuals to become physically and emotionally healthy and build strong communities; through increased self-value and personal aspiration, within exciting and easily accessible programmes.
Over the last 12 months, the Trust has delivered quality outcome focused and innovative programmes, engaging with over 3000 residents in sport, health and education projects across Wyre.
The work which we continue to do in schools across Wyre has increased in the past year and we are now engaging in excess of 2,000 children per week, which includes curricular & after school coaching. This involves us being involved in primary and secondary schools as well as nurseries. Furthermore, we provide workshops to schools on healthy eating and active lifestyles.
The Trust has also delivered ‘What’s Your Goal’ employability workshops to over 500 Year 10 & 11 pupils at seven Wyre Secondary schools. This has covered areas such as interview techniques, communication and CV writing skills.
We have engaged 126 girls at 5 High Schools in health related fitness activities.
- 90% of girls felt they had learnt new skills
- 70% feltmotivated to try other new sporting activities
In addition we have delivered an U16s Girls outreach programme at Poolfoot Farm and Milton St, Fleetwood on a Monday evening.
We have delivered a National Citizens Service (NCS) to 120 16-17 year olds from different backgrounds in a programme of challenge, enabling them to develop the confidence, skills and attitudes they need to become more engaged with their communities and to become active and responsible citizens.This culminated in over £1,500 being raised for local charities.
We have established a walking football programme with a core of 26 males aged 50+ who attend sessions at Milton St Astro, Fleetwood and Poolfoot Farm.
• 75% felt more healthier and had lost weight
• 1 individual reported he had lost 18lbs in weight since the programme had started
• 100% responded that they better understanding of mental health and the threats to maintaining good mental health.
• 90% of individuals had formed new friendships.
We have developed The Challenge through Sport Initiative (CSI) in partnership with Lancashire Sport. It is a healthy lifestyle and behavioural change programme which helps people in drug and alcohol treatment services stay clean. The weekly programme attracts individuals with drug and substance problems returning to the community from custodial prison sentences supporting them to change behaviours to break offending patterns.
The last 12 months has seen the Trust grown in terms of both projects and the number of delivery staff. Full time staff has increased from 9 to 14 with the non-contracted staff doubling to 12.
We are committed to further enriching the lives of residents within in particular the hard to reach groups who do not access mainstream services.