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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).

BUFC Academy player accepts Bradford City football scholarship

12th June 2020

Congratulations to Boston United’s Under 16 academy football player Josh Burkitt who has accepted a two year football and education scholarship with English Football League – League Two side Bradford City, alongside a season long loan deal with Newark Football Club.

Technical Director and Head of Youth Lee Mitchell said, “Josh has been an integral part of Boston United’s football academy for the past few seasons. And as with all academy players, the dream is to play professional football – some go onto clubs at higher divisions and the majority we try to keep at the club and involve at the next level with our Under 19s football team, which forms part of the pathway to the first team.”

The club’s main focus is to produce well rounded individuals that have strong characteristics and leadership skills, and who are good communicators. We know if we give them the right tools alongside their football knowledge and skills, that they will be successful in anything they do, on and off the pitch.

“Josh is one of those players – we never had any doubts that he would be successful. He has shown that with his focus, determination and committment on his latest challenge of a half marathon everyday for a month.

“I had the pleasure of working with Josh in the states when he joined the squad for the Arizona tournament and was excited about the season ahead and getting to work more with him. He has a great maturity about him and fantastic leadership qualities for someone so young.

“Although we are sad to see Josh leave the club, he knows from conversations I have had with him that the door will always be open for him at Boston United.

We wish him all the best and every success on his journey, and we have no doubts that he will be successful and give it everything at Bradford.

If you would like to join Boston United’s football academy teams from Under 13 to Under 16, please register your interest by clicking here.

If you would like more information about joining Boston United’s Under 19 youth squads, please click here.

BUFC U8 Blacks – Boston to Wembley Challenge

19th May 2020

Our Under 8 Black youth football team have set themselves a target of walking, cycling or running 114 miles each (so a total of 1368 miles) to help raise money for two charities – Boston United Community Foundation and United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust.

The team have chosen to travel 114 miles each as this is the distance from Boston United to Wembley stadium – the home of English football. The team thought this was a good choice of challenge as Euro 2020 were due to be this year and so the players and coaches wanted to complete a challenge which reminds them of our national football team.

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Coaches Kian and Tommy, along with their 10 talented players will use apps such as the Nike running app to help them track their distances and how far they are away from our goal to being achieved! The team can either achieve their miles in the garden at home or out on their daily exercise.

The team have just eight weeks to complete their challenge, from 19th May to 12th July. Why 12th July? The team chose this date as this is when the Euro 2020 finals would have been played and we would have hopefully seen our national team there winning the trophy – so instead on that day the team can now cheer and celebrate their own team achievement by reaching their goal.

With only eight weeks to achieve their goal, the two coaches and 10 players aged between 7 and 8 years old need your support and help to encourage them to keep pushing and achieve their end goal.

You can do this by making a donation to their chosen charities – they have set a target of £500.00 for both, so a total of £1000.00.

We will be posting regular updates on our social media pages:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bucfc
Twitter: @BUCFC
Instagram: @bucfc

Thank you!

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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