28 September 2023
We are delighted to announce that Boston United Community Foundation has been named a finalist in the Outstanding Service to Sport & Physical Activity category for the Lincolnshire Sport & Physical Activity Awards 2023.
This is a fantastic accolade for our sports charity and we are incredibly proud as this year, Active Lincolnshire received the largest number of nominations to date.
Judges were particularly interested in diverse projects, activities and achievements that reveal inspirational work and moving personal stories, as well as those who are committed and dedicated to supporting people in Lincolnshire to be active.
We are incredibly proud of the diverse work we do in our local communities to help people be active, and to be recognised for the outstanding work our coaches carry out day to day is amazing.
There are eleven categories at the awards in total, with three finalises for each. Boston United Community Foundation has been named a finalist alongside Mrs Ghada Mohamed from the Lincoln Muslim Sister Forum, and Paul Fowler from 100% Swimming.
Winners for each category will be announced on the awards celebration evening on Thursday 9 November so we will release an update following the evening.
18 September 2023
Boston United Community Foundation have received renewed funding from National League Trust for another year.
Boston United Community Foundation is thrilled to announce that it has secured continued funding from the National League Trust for the upcoming year. This crucial funding will enable the Foundation to further its mission of community engagement and development through various programmes, including its participation in the Premier League Primary Stars (PLPS) programme.
The Premier League Primary Stars programme is a flagship initiative by the Premier League, designed to inspire children aged 5-11 through the power of football and sport. Through a blend of classroom resources and physical activities, Primary Stars uses the appeal of the Premier League and professional football clubs to support pupils in the classroom, the playground and on the sports field. The programme promotes essential life skills such as teamwork, communication, and resilience, aligning with Boston United Community Foundation’s commitment to holistic youth development.
The National League Trust’s (http://nationalleaguetrust.org.uk/) renewed funding for Boston United Community Foundation is testament to the impactful work being carried out by the organisation. Founded in 2010, the NLT is a charity that that distributes grant support to community projects connected to National League clubs, with the aim of supporting and developing their community involvement. Funding is made possible by the generous support of the Premier League and the Professional Footballers Association, who each contribute to a donation of £1.2m a year. The funding ensures that organisations like Boston United Community Foundation can continue to make a positive impact on their communities.
Speaking about the funding renewal, Alex Pexton, PE & School Sport Lead at Boston United Community Foundation, said, “We are immensely grateful to the National League Trust for their continued support. This funding allows us to expand our reach and deliver the Premier League Primary Stars programme to even more young people in the Boston area. Through PLPS, we can engage children in educational activities while instilling valuable life skills and a love for sports. The Premier League’s involvement in this programme further underscores its commitment to making a difference in communities nationwide.”
The impact of the Premier League Primary Stars programme is far-reaching, with thousands of schools and millions of children benefiting from its resources and activities. By promoting inclusivity, diversity, and education through sport, PLPS enriches the lives of young people and empowers them to be confident, well-rounded individuals. Premier League Primary Stars’ range of more than 640 curriculum-linked activities support teachers to build their pupils’ confidence in key areas from Maths and English to PSHE and Physical Education. More than 58,000 teachers have used the free curriculum-linked resources since the programme began.
Boston United Community Foundation remains dedicated to harnessing the power of football to drive positive change in the Boston community. With the support of the National League Trust and the Premier League Primary Stars programme, the Foundation is poised to continue making a lasting difference in the lives of local children.
About Boston United Community Foundation:
Boston United Community Foundation is the charitable arm of Boston United Football Club, dedicated to using the power of sport and the Boston United brand to improve the lives of people in the local community. The Foundation delivers a wide range of projects and initiatives, with a focus on youth development, education, health, and community engagement.
13 September 2023
Join a Winning Team!
Football Administrator Wanted at Boston United Community Foundation ⚽
Are you passionate about the beautiful game? Do you dream of combining your administrative skills with your love for football? If so, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you!
Boston United Community Foundation is on the hunt for a dynamic and enthusiastic Football Administrator to join our squad.
Boston United is the heart and soul of football in our community. We’re not just about scoring goals; we’re about making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families through the power of sport. Our vision is to help members of the community accomplish their goals by delivering a range of quality, innovative projects through football and sports.
The Role: Football Administrator
As our Football Administrator, you’ll ensure the smooth operation of our football teams and projects. You’ll be responsible for a range of exciting tasks, including:
- Managing player registrations, pitch management, match officials and fixtures with precision.
- Communicating with players, coaches, and parents to keep everyone in the loop.
- Handling administrative tasks, from Club Affiliation to FA Accreditation, as well as liaison with local football leagues.
- The first point of contact for club enquiries relating to the football programmes.
- Supporting the planning of Induction Events and Presentation Days.
What We’re Looking For:
We’re searching for a football fanatic with an eye for detail and a passion for making a difference. To be a top candidate, you should have:
- Strong organisational and administrative skills.
- A deep understanding of football and its role in the community.
- Excellent communication skills to connect with our diverse stakeholders.
- The ability to work collaboratively with our passionate team.
- A creative mindset to help us take our organisation to the next level.
What You’ll Get:
Joining our team isn’t just another job – it’s an opportunity to be part of something bigger. As our Football Administrator, you’ll enjoy:
- Working with a close-knit, passionate team.
- A chance to make a real impact in your community.
- Opportunities for personal and professional growth.
- Networking opportunities within the wider football community.
- Competitive salary.
How to Score This Opportunity:
Please note that this post is subject to an FA Enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references. Deadline for Applications: Friday 29th September 5pm
Be part of our winning team and help us create a brighter future through the power of the sport we all love. Apply today and let’s start this incredible journey together!
Boston United Community Foundation: Where Football Meets Community!