Updated: Oct 6
For the first-time since the charity was established, AFC Fylde Community Foundation are delighted to be shortlisted as a finalist for two award categories in the Armstrong Projects Northwest Football Awards 2023, Community Club of the Year – All Other Leagues and Community Initiative of the Season.
Held at Emirates Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, on Monday 6th November, the awards evening celebrates the best in the game across the region.
As the official charity of AFC Fylde, we serve local residents of the Fylde borough across three areas: Community Development, Employability and Skills, and Schools.
Over the last year, the Foundation has had a positive impact on the lives of 6,000 people, delivered over 10,000 sessions across 24 programmes and established key local and national partners, including Fylde Council and the National Lottery Community Fund.
And we are proud to see our work recognised through a nomination for Community Club of the Year – All Other Leagues
Our support for the Armed Forces Community has also been recognised, with the Foundation also being nominated for Community Initiative of the Season
Our Armed Forces Community Project aims to help current and former Military personnel and their families across Fylde - with support from the Veterans’ Foundation, BAE Systems and the Armed Forces Covenant Trust.
We are proud to be the only representatives of the Vanarama National League to be included in both categories, competing against other club community organisations from the Premier League and English Football League.
Wesley Partington, Foundation Director at AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be finalists for two awards at this year’s Northwest Football Awards.
“It is a fantastic achievement for us, as the charity of a National League club, to be recognised for such prestigious awards.
“To see our veterans project shortlisted is something that we are especially proud of, which goes above and beyond to help current and ex-military personnel and their families.
“I’d like to thank AFC Fylde for their continued support of the Foundation over the past year, it is greatly appreciated.”
“All of our staff work incredibly hard every day to serve the local community and addressing local needs, so I am really pleased to see their efforts rewarded with the two nominations.”
Community Club of the Year, All Other Leagues, in association with the PFA
AFC Fylde Community Foundation
Blackpool FC Community Trust
Bolton Wanderers in the Community
Burnley FC in the Community
Preston North End Community and Education Trust
Wigan Athletic Community Trust
Community Initiative of the Season, in association with the PFA
AFC Fylde Community Foundation – Armed Forces Community Programme
Bolton Wanderers in the Community – Sutton Community Hub
Burnley FC in the Community – No Nay Never Forget
Everton in the Community – The Blue Base Pantry
LFC Foundation – Legends Charity Matches
Preston North End Community and Education Trust – HeadStart
Wigan Athletic Community Trust – Kids on the Move
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