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Community Foundation give Fylde Focus participant Liam a day to remember!

It was a day to remember for Fylde Focus participant Liam on Saturday afternoon as he watched AFC Fylde’s National League fixture against Barnet from the Mill Farm press box.

Liam, who is local to the area, first signed up to Fylde Focus after getting in touch with Community Foundation staff regarding employment and training support.

Since enrolling on Fylde Focus, Liam has taken an interest in the world of sports media, and as a keen photographer, wanted to gain more experience.

Alongside his support worker, Edwina, Liam recently spent a morning with the Foundation, learning more about the day-to-day role of a Media and Communications Officer within the official charity of a professional football club. Liam has gained valuable work experience, which he can use to further his employment prospects.

AFC Fylde Community Foundation has extensive experience in providing positive employment outcomes for people between the ages of 16 and 65 and has successfully been providing support for young people who are not in employment, education or training through the UKSPF and Fylde Council-funded Fylde Focus Programme since April 2023.

This exciting project for Fylde will enable AFC Fylde Community Foundation to continue working with local businesses and build on their existing relationships to support people in work.

Mentoring and one-on-one support will be provided for participants, along with lots of information on employment or training opportunities.

Stan Wharton, Employability and Skills Co-ordinator at AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Liam to our half term camps and matchday, this will provide Liam a chance to see our media team and first-team in action.

“Liam thoroughly enjoyed his work experience in both the matchday and half-term provisions with the media team.”

To find out more about Fylde Focus, please email!

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