10 years on – a special thanks
5th July 2017
It is 10 years since Chestnut Homes stepped in to rescue Boston United during the summer of 2007. Over the last 10 years, the Pilgrims are thrilled to see the Club’s Community programme grow to become a vital and inspiring service in Mid and South Lincolnshire.
Since the arrival of David Newton and Neil Kempster back in 2007, the Community Programme has seen unbelievable growth and has collected various accolades on both a local and National Level.
In early discussions with the new directors, both David and Neil made it very clear they wanted to put the club at the heart of the community once again….and we believe we have achieved that. During the last 10 years we have created a community programme that the football club can be very proud of.
David and Neil see Boston United in the Community as a vital part of the clubs’ long term development plan, and this is so important to the success of the community scheme. They have invested both time, effort and money to help us evolve to become one of the best community programmes outside of the EFL, for which we are forever grateful for.
Over the years, the community scheme has won various awards including the coveted National League Community Club of the Year in 2016. This award meant so much to everyone at the club including the directors and was a particular highlight for many. The awards are a fitting way to acknowledge how much the directors have dedicated to the Community Programme over the years on top of the work they carry out at the football club itself.
Boston United in the Community lives up to its motto of ‘Engage Inspire Achieve’ by making a difference and raising aspirations especially to the most deprived and disadvantaged in the local community through their five key areas of work of schools and education, football development, sports participation, inclusion and health and physical activity.
We are immensely proud of the work we do in the community and the amazing team we have at Boston United. It is humbling to see the way everyone engages with the community and make a real difference. As we prepare to work towards moving to a new stadium, which will cater for the community programmes’ growing needs, we are committed to keep developing our programmes so we remain a leading deliverer of community initiatives and remain at the heart of the community.
From everyone at Boston United in the Community, we would like to thank David and Neil for their continued support in helping the community programme to flourish and grow.