The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) and Bolton Lads and Girls Club (BLGC) are delighted to announce a partnership that will see BLGC volunteers and staff receive substantial support and funding in Coach Education from the PFA. This investment in the future coaching of BLGC teams and players will help to raise the bar in grass roots football and support the club’s overall aim to be the best football club in Bolton and the surrounding areas.
Andrew Tower, commercial manager at BLGC said: “We believe that our members deserve the best and so with the PFA supporting our already highly committed volunteers we will be able to further upskill our coaches through coach education and mentoring that will in-turn help us to develop better players as well as support the next generation of coaches joining our club. This together with being able to offer state of the art training and match facilities at the BLGC Sports Facility means that our aim is fast becoming reality. As a PFA member myself, I have benefitted from the incredible support that the PFA offers and knowing how much this helps to develop coaches I’m really excited by the partnership and being able to extend this to all BLGC coaches. I can’t thank the PFA enough.”
John Hudson, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for the PFA stated: ‘’For over 30 years the PFA have been investing in Community Programmes based at Professional Football across the country in areas of Health, Education, Social Inclusion, Sports Participation and Equalities. The partnership with Bolton Lads and Girls club further demonstrates our commitment to grass roots Football and in this case the development of Coach Education provision to up-skill volunteers and staff to provide quality support for the benefit of hundreds of youngsters from Bolton and surrounding areas.”