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Burnley FC Academy visit BFCitC Activity Camps

During Easter, the Burnley FC Academy visited our Burnley FC Activity Camps as part of the Academy in the Community programme. This initiative, which launched in October, paired our Academy players with charity programmes they wished to support.

The goal was to provide our scholars with a deeper connection to Burnley as a town and to foster positive engagement with the local community by having a regular presence in our community projects.

Logan Carlin, Felix Chester and Jack McEvilly dropped by an activity camp for children aged between five and 12.

U18s player, Logan Carlin, shared his thoughts: “It’s good not just for me, but for all the players and lads, to be part of this community project. When I was a kid, I came to these camps and really enjoyed them, especially when they include people like me and the lads here, first-team players, and anything related to the club badge!”

Our activity camps offer a diverse range of activities, from football to dancing and nerf wars, and the players got involved with everything!

The excitement continued beyond the activity camp with Marley Leuluai, Ben Jordison and Frankie McMahon-Brown visiting Bertie’s Footy Stars, a programme for children aged between three and six.

Adam Abbas, Luca Jackson and Oli Pimlott then took the time to visit a Player Development Centre for 9-11 year olds at Prairie Sports Village.  

Head of Football and Education, Chris Andrews told us “We’re thrilled with the progress of our Academy in the Community programme over the past year. The players have seamlessly become part of our sessions, and it’s been a joy to see their active involvement. We’re excited about the future of this programme and the opportunity to expand it even further.”