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Blackpool FC Community Trust (BFCCT) is the official charity of Blackpool FC, based at Bloomfield Road Stadium. Working with residents as young as two years old up to adults in the later stages of life, Blackpool FC Community Trust provide a diverse range of programmes to increase social inclusion opportunities; improve physical fitness, health, and education; and lessen involvement in anti-social behaviour.

Many of the initiatives we deliver are directly funded through partner organisations and grant-awarding bodies. Some of these include The Premier League; the EFL Trust; The PFA; Sport England; Big Lottery; The Football Foundation; NHS Blackpool CCG and Blackpool Council to name a few. BFCCT constantly evolves to support local need and by linking with local partners we can increase our impact on the town.

Brett Whitehead

Community Cohesion Manager

I am the Community Cohesion Manager at BFCCT and oversee a variety of programmes that support young people and adults to make positive changes in their lives. Being born and bred in Blackpool, I am very passionate about supporting the community in my hometown. I am a huge advocate for men’s mental health and currently facilitate a men’s talking group every Monday evening, encouraging men to talk more and share their worries. In my own time, I play and coach Rugby League for a local club and enjoy travelling and visiting new places.

Jamie Houghton

I currently work on a Custody Intervention Programme, where I work with 18–25-year-olds, who are at risk of offending. Many of the young people want support with employment, education, training courses and finding suitable housing. I am a big advocate of completing one-to-ones in an environment which involves activities such as the gym, playing sport and even going on walks. Outside of work, I regularly go to the gym and participate in competitive football and boxing.