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Graham’s Story – #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Graham is another participant of our Mental Health Football sessions and he has used them to assist his progress as he continues his recovery from being an alcoholic. He told bwct.org.uk his own story , and how the Community Trust are helping him to get over the hurdles that stand in his way. He touched…

Ray’s Story – #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

As we move into the latter stages of Mental Health Awareness Week, we’d like to introduce you to a participant of our Mental Health Football sessions, Ray. Ray attends the sessions twice a week at Burnden Park to not only play football and enjoy some exercise, but to spend a few hours with his peers…

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…