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More than Football: Ben’s Story

This week, we are celebrating EDFN’s More Than Football campaign. One of the ways BFCitC are more than football is through our Veterans Programme. Here is Ben’s story… “My name is Ben Robinson, and I’m originally from Enniskillen in Northern Ireland. I joined the Army at the age of 15, entering the Junior Leaders Regiment, […]

Burnley FC Women’s Team visit Local Primary Schools for International Women’s Day

On Wednesday 28th February, Mikayla Wildgoose, Naomi Hartley, and Paris Dalton from Burnley FC Women’s Team paid a special visit to three of our local primary schools ahead of International Women’s Day. The event aimed to inspire the young minds of children, currently part of BFCitC’s Premier League Primary Stars programme at Padiham Primary School, […]

Celebrating 10 Years of BFCitC!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Burnley FC in the Community! Throughout the year, a diverse range of events will take place, beginning with a 10-year dinner held last week. The dinner honoured individuals who have made significant contributions to the charity over the past decade. Several guests were recognized with a special 10-year […]

BFCitC Celebrate 10 Years of Heroes on Community Day!

On Saturday 17th February, Burnley FC in the Community are celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary by taking over the Burnley vs Arsenal fixture, bringing you a day of family fun and entertainment with a superhero twist, all for a great cause. We’re raising money for over fifty provisions that BFCitC run, including our foodbank, dementia […]

Mike Trésor and Hannes Delcroix visit BFCitC Foodbank

On Wednesday 29th November, we had the pleasure of inviting Burnley Football Club’s Mike Trésor and Hannes Delcroix to the Burnley FC in the Community Foodbank. We took the players on a tour of the foodbank and gave them an insight into the extensive support it offers to individuals and families in our community. BFCitC’s […]

Burnley FC Players visit BFCitC’s Schools Mental Wellbeing Project

On Monday 27th November, Josh Brownhill, Darko Churlinov and Han-Noah Massengo all visited Burnley FC in the Community’s, Schools Mental Wellbeing Project at Colne Primet Academy. Our Schools Mental Wellbeing Project employs a team of mental wellbeing workers who are placed in schools across the local area to provide an early intervention to support students who are struggling with […]

Unite for Hunger event raises thousands of items for Burnley FC in the Community Foodbank

On Saturday 18th November, Burnley FC in the Community and TikTok star, Max McCann united to collect as many food items as possible for the BFCitC Foodbank in a single day. This initiative garnered immense support, with generous contributions pouring in from businesses such as SPAR, Warburtons, and Kellogg’s. The generosity extended even further, as […]

BFCitC Primary Stars join forces to Protect the Planet

On Tuesday 21st November, participants from Burnley FC in the Community joined more than 120 young people representing clubs from across the Premier League and English Football League at a special Protect the Planet event, as part of the Premier League’s commitment to empowering young people to take positive action around climate change. Funded by […]

BFCitC launch Academy in the Community

On Wednesday 25th October, Burnley FC in the Community and Burnley FC Academy launched phase one of a brand new initiative called “Academy in the Community.” The idea of the programme is to expose the Academy scholars, and over time, the younger players within the academy, to projects delivered by Burnley FC in the Community […]

Vitinho and CJ Egan-Riley visit Premier League Kicks Tournament

On Monday 23rd October, we hosted our Premier League Kicks Football Tournament, and we had the pleasure of welcoming two special guests: Burnley FC First Team players CJ Egan-Riley and Vitinho. Premier League Kicks runs during term time across East Lancashire, offering free baseball, cricket, climbing, football, multi-sports and netball sessions for young people aged 8 – 18 […]