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 three particular areas of the Community Trust, we will present to you the benefits that participants have received as a result of our work in the Inclusion, Disability and Over-50s areas, as well the levels of engagement we have reached.
Our inclusion projects work with the most disadvantaged young people across the borough, working at the front line to offer support, development and opportunities to people aged 8 – 25 from a cross-section of the borough and across a number of sessions, including Premier League Kicks, Inside Out and Coaching 4 Success.
As part of the Premier League Kicks programme, we offer 41 free weekly sessions across Bolton for young people aged between 8 and 12, and last year we engaged with over 3000 young people.
In 2018, we had 10 volunteers complete their FA Level 1 in Football Coaching.
We deliver disability projects across Bolton providing those with disabilities the opportunity to gain positive experiences in sport and physical activity, ensuring they lead a more active and healthy way of life.
Projects include Healthy Goals for Life, Every Player Counts, and Bolton Wanderers Disability Football Club which sees Juniors and Adults partake in training and competitive fixtures against teams representing other football clubs.
We currently have engaged with 67 children with disabilities through our Every Player Counts project.
Within our Disability Football Club, we have 3 established club teams.
Through our Healthy Goals for Life project, 33% of participants engaged are female, and we have 5 disability sport festivals delivered in Bolton.
Our over 50’s works with people in their later years of life. Aiming to reduce physical inactivity, isolation and loneliness. Projects include Fitters Fans, Walking Football and Sporting Memories.
100% of our walking footballers felt that their health had improved as a result of attending the sessions.
We engaged with 64 men through our Extra Time projects and through our projects we also engaged with 115 people over the age of 50.
9 ex-Bolton Wanderers players have attended our Sporting Memories project.