Bury Football Club Community Trust is a registered charity which delivers a number of activities within Bury and the surrounding community. The charity uses football and sport to provide a range of opportunities to improve health and fitness, develop educational opportunities and to engage hard to reach and excluded communities. Since becoming a registered charity in 2007, Bury FC Community Trust now works with around 42,000 people each year and in 2012 the trust was voted the Football League Trust’s North West’s community club of the year.
S.C.R.A.P.S The Shakers Cohesion, Recreation, Activity and Participation project is focused around engaging with young people between the ages of 12-18 from high deprivation areas of the borough to help prevent the engagement in anti-social behaviour. With support form children in need and greater manchester police we aim to deliver two sporting programmes a week one football based and one multi sports based. There will also be an accompanying programme of other educational/developmental activities, for example, drug/alcohol awareness, healthy eating information, career development, volunteering and anti-gang/gun workshops. These sessions are aimed to provided opportunity for those who may not have the same opportunities as others within there society as well as creating a safe enjoyable place for all young people to come and have fun being active.
Our Girls Volleyball project is run along side Volleyball England and tied in with I WILL IF YOU WILL to help target female participants and bring in a new sport they may not necessarily engage with, if the opportunity wasn’t handed to them. Volleyball is growing every day within the UK as is female sport. We are aiming to help these numbers increase by holding free sessions either for fun, as a hobby or team based, around the borough of Bury.
At present we are working on a few different areas for sessions. Our main focus right now is working with the local Daycare Centres to provide a disability ‘Sitting Volleyball’ session, which will be held during a day time at Castle Leisure. If there is a high demand for this then we hope to set up another session, open to anyone with a disability. Our other is with Bury College. Starting in May. We are looking to target female based classes and fitting in around their timetable, set up a 4 week programme, of once a week sessions. From this we will gather a demand for the sport and all being well, set up an out of college hours, session.
Through the FFD women and girls project from the FLT we have been able to organise and deliver a wide
rang of footballing activities for girls in the area. The aim of this project is to provided a safe enjoyable
session for the girls in the local community to have an opportunity to partake in the countries fastest
growing female sport.
We currently run after school clubs and lunchtime sessions within a variety of
schools and colleges across the Brough with the aim to increase and
encourage the participation in football related activities. We aim to make sure
the sessions produced are all fun and enjoyable with all the girls coming away
learning something new at the end.
We also run evening devilment sessions as well as in the process of starting
our owe female nifty programme.
From these sessions the girls and given the opportunity to continue into our female grass roots test up. The scheme offers an opportunity for girls to be selected into a development centre with a chance of being linked to the Bury FC Girls Team. If this isn't for the girls we also offer soccercise sessions which are a fitness based programme incorporating football skills.
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We offer activity camps over all half terms, as well as easter and summer breaks. Our holiday camps aim to give disabled children and young people the opportunity to try new things, gain new experiences, make friends, socialise and have fun doing a variety of sports and activities. We deliver a variety of activities including football, basketball, dodge ball, circus skills, boccia, dance, and much more. Our camps are aimed for young people aged between 5-19 years of age with additional needs/disabilities. Our staff consist of both highly qualifed sports coaches as well as staff who are all fully trained to deal with a variety of additional needs and personal care needs.
Disability Multi Sports:
Within our inclusion section of the Trust we also host and deliver a wide range of sport and activities throughout the borough. Contact 0161 641 3863 for more information.
Power Chair Football:
Thanks to funding from Bury Council and funding from Sport England’s inclusive sports projects fund, we will be starting up powerchair football sessions across the borough. Powerchair Football, also known as Power Soccer is a competitive team sport for people with disabilities who use power wheelchairs. We are currently running weekly development sessions, as well as introducing the sport into school settings working with local schools in the area delivering after school clubs. It is a great sport for all students both with and with out a disability to get involved in a sport that is accessible to all. If you are a school and you are interested in having our fully qualified staff come in to deliver our free taster sessions please contact the number below.
The Trust is part of the Every Player Counts National Disability Football programme in which we run Ability
Counts Football Teams and Development sessions. To encourage more players to participate we have
established 'pan-disability' groups that allow players with different disabilities to play as one team. The pandisability
squads at Bury include players with various levels of additional needs/disabilities.
We take a 'person centred' approach by supporting people to develop the skills and knowledge they need
to express themselves as a unique individual and feel confident and competent within their local
community. We strive to support people towards independence in as many areas of their life as possible,
helping them to explore life's opportunities and access pathways to leisure activities.
Bury FC currently has 5 disability teams/sessions, and caters for all levels of ability. We have two adult,
one U16 team and one U14 development session. The three teams are entered into the Greater
Manchester Ability Counts Football League.The training is delivered by qualified and experienced staff
including our disability officer and coaches.