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.
30 January 2023
Boston United are proud to announce the expansion of their successful Men’s Football Academy with the launch of a new Women’s Football Academy and Sports Coaching Academy for September 2023.
9 March 2022
Santa Claus joined us at The Jakemans Community Stadium to help raise money for two charities at the Boston United home game on 18th December.