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Boston United youngsters face Liverpool

16th September 2020

What a fantastic evening and experience for Boston United’s Under 15 academy team after being invited by Liverpool F.C. to take part in a friendly fixture at their academy training ground.

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Boston United Community Foundation backs National School Sport Week at Home

20th June 2020

Boston United Community Foundation is joining the Youth Sport Trust and Sky Sports to help young people and families up and down the country engage in a week of virtual sporting challenges.

With young people set to miss out on a school sport day this summer, the Youth Sport Trust’s annual National School Sport Week campaign is this year being opened up to parents and families and reinvented as National School Sport Week at Home.

Taking place from 20 to 26 June, the UK-wide campaign will give families, communities, schools and sports clubs the chance to capture the enjoyment, competition and camaraderie they have been missing out on during weeks of school closures and social distancing.

Boston United Community Foundation will be taking part in the week by sharing a variety of activity and games that people can take part in at home. Since the beginning of lockdown, the sports charity have been sharing regular digital content to help children and their families stay active, including P.E. from Home, virtual football sessions, cheer and dance routine ideas, various challenges, and afterschool activities. You can see all of their content on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bufccf.

In previous years National School Sport Week has seen thousands of schools join in a week-long celebration of school sport and Physical Education, and their important role enhancing young people’s wellbeing.

This year, Sky Sports has teamed up with the Youth Sport Trust to supercharge the campaign, helping to inspire families across the country to take part. This builds on a long-term relationship between the broadcaster and charity.

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive Ali Oliver said:

“The Youth Sport Trust is thrilled to see supporters like Boston United Community Foundation backing National School Sport Week at Home to ensure no child misses out on their school sports day this summer.

“Right now, young people are missing their friends and missing the sense of connection they get through sport. Sport has such a crucial role to play in promoting young people’s wellbeing and this has never been more apparent than it is now. After weeks of isolation we hope that YST National School Sport Week at Home 2020 can help bring families, communities, schools and sports clubs back together.”

Anyone can register to take part and will receive videos and activity cards to help them plan a series of challenges across the week for their families, neighbours, friends or colleagues.

For more information and to sign up to take part in this summer’s National School Sport Week at Home go to: www.youthsporttrust.org/national-school-sport-week-home. For more information and media enquiries around YST National School Sport Week At Home and the Youth Sport Trust, please contact Isabel Dunmore in the press office on 07825065195 or Isabel.dunmore@youthsporttrust.org

COACHES WANTED!

15th June 2020

Boston United Community Foundation have some fantastic opportunities to join their coaching team.

We are looking for volunteers to coach and support a variety of age groups in both our boys and girls football sections within the club.

This is a great opportunity for coaches who are looking for further experience or to gain a coaching qualification with the club’s support, as well as an excellent CPD programme delivered by our UEFA Qualified coaching team.

We have opportunities for Head Coaches and/or Assistant Coaches within the Foundation Phase with our new teams at Under 7 and Under 8, and in the Youth Development Phase with our existing Under 13 and 14 Girls teams, Under 14 boys academy team, and Under 15 Community grassroots team.

Ideally, we are looking for coaches who already have a minimum FA Level 1 (girls / grassroots) or Level 2 (U14 boys academy) coaching qualifications, however if you haven’t got this we will help you obtain it, along with your safeguarding and first aid.

As a Boston United coach you will receive expert coach education, age specific team training, access to a web-based skill learning platform and much more within our programme.

Boston United are also a Coerver Partner Club which is a total club development programme powered by the world’s number one soccer skills teaching method. It is a globally respected, locally exclusive, mark of quality. Coerver work with some of the worlds biggest clubs such as Real Madrid, Benfica and Juventus.

We are also on the verge of moving to our brand-new stadium, and with new sporting facilities on the horizon now is a great time to be joining our innovative, forward-thinking football club!

If you’re interested in joining our coaching team, please send your coaching CV to Ceri Jackson at ceri.jackson@bufc.co.uk. You can also contact Ceri if you would like any further information.

(Please note: all coaching roles will be subject to an FA DBS and two satisfactory references).

The FA – update on football seasons

The FA have been working collaboratively with the National League System (NLS), the women’s football pyramid and the wider grassroots game since the outbreak of COVID-19 on how to conclude the 2019-20 season in the most appropriate way possible.

They recently released a statement, which is below. This has meant that Boston United’s grassroots teams and their seasons are effectively now concluded.

“These are challenging circumstances for English football and all decisions taken are in the best interests of the game and in consultation across key stakeholders. Our primary concern will always be for the safety and welfare of clubs, players, staff, officials, volunteers and supporters during this unprecedented time.

Today’s steps take into account the financial impact during this uncertain period, whilst considering the fairest method on how the sporting outcomes for the season will be decided with the integrity of the leagues in mind.

Furthermore, we can now confirm that we have decided that all grassroots football is concluded for the 2019-20 season. This will allow the game to move forward and to commence planning for next season. Our County Football Associations (CFAs) will be supporting grassroots leagues over the coming days to determine how they should close out their current competitions.

If you want to speak with Boston United please email admin@bostonunitedcf.co.uk.

Who We Are & Contact Us

Boston United Community Foundation is one of the top community sports coaching programmes in Lincolnshire, delivering safe and affordable activities that bring all members of the community together regardless of their circumstances.

The Jakemans Stadium
York Street, Boston PE21 6JN

01205 364406

Boston United Community Foundation is a Registered Charity No. 1174561.

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