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Introducing our Friends for Forces scheme

Bolton Wanderers Community Trust are proud to launch the Friends For Forces programme which is dedicated to helping veterans across Bolton.  The new 12 month project is possible thanks to funding received from Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. Bolton Wanderers Community Trust will support the local armed forces veteran community within Bolton through sessions and…

Community Trust nominated for five awards at Bolton Pride Diversity Awards

Bolton Wanderers Community Trust’s LGBT+ Youth Club has been running since May 2018, in conjunction with Bolton Council’s Youth Service. The group meets every Tuesday evening in Farnworth to offer young LGBT+ people (aged 14-17) a safe space to socialise with friends, meet others they identify with and discuss important topics and issues they may…

Wanderers Soccer Schools Development Squad progressing into study programme

The idea of our Under-16s Development programme is to progress and develop our players into becoming potential scholars at the Bolton Wanderers Academy and other professional clubs in the North West region.  This year, two of our Under-16s have signed scholarships with Sky Bet League Two side, Morecambe. We have also taken on a number…

Primary School pupils take part in Play Leaders programme

Over the last six weeks, we have ran the Play Leaders programme at S S Simon & Jude C of E Primary School in Bolton with Year 5 students, aged between 9 and 10 years old.  The Play Leaders programme is designed so that young children can be taught how to lead fun physical activities for…

Autistic students participate in Every Player Counts project activities

Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, booked in for 6 weeks of football sessions through our Every Player Counts project. The students who have autism, first came to us at Bolton Wanderers very quiet and shy, whilst being quiet wary of the new surroundings and new coaches they met, however it only took the first session to…

Tom’s Story – #AutismAwarenessWeek

Tom is a member of the Bolton Wanderers Disability Football Club and enjoys playing football under the guidance of the coaches in the Community Trust. On #AutismAwarenessWeek, his mother Jen Bracegirdle spoke to bwct.org.uk about her son’s story and how being involved in football has helped him to improve his personal skills and his physical…

Trustee’s words for Birthday Girl on #WorldDownSyndromeDay

Paul Holliday is the Head of Marketing & Communications at Bolton Wanderers and is also a Bolton Wanderers Community Trust Trustee.  His daughter Isabella has Down Syndrome and today marked her 14th Birthday, which annually coincides with #WorldDownSyndromeDay. Paul penned some lovely words yesterday, dedicated to Isabella, beautifully marking #WorldDownSyndromeDay and perhaps #WorldPoetryDay somewhat, as…

World Down Syndrome Day – Ethan’s Story

A young lad with Down Syndrome, Ethan is a participant at our Junior Disability Football Sessions and it is clear, he has benefited greatly from being part of a group of people his own age and with the same intentions – to enjoy taking part in playing football whilst socialising with people who have now…

Bolton Wanderers Community Trust in Numbers

Following on from the annual EFL Day of Action, which presents all of the Community Trusts and Foundations around the leagues the opportunity to showcase the work that they do to a wider audience, we are bringing you the numbers and statistics behind the hard work done in the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust. Focusing on…

Introducing the EFL Extra Time Hub! 

  Would you like to meet like-minded people in your area and bring your free time alive? We are bringing retired and semi-retired people together! Introducing the EFL Extra Time Hub!  Bolton Wanderers Community Trust have become one of 12 football club Trust/Foundation organisations across the country to introduce the newly-formed EFL Extra Time Hub.…