Double award nomination for BFCitC

Burnley FC in the Community is delighted to announce it has been nominated for two awards at the upcoming Northwest Football Awards.

Shortlisted in both the Community Club of the Year (Premier League) category and the Community Initiative of the Year category, the awards look to highlight the standout community work being delivered by football clubs across the northwest region. Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre has been nominated in the Community Initiative of the Year category.

The Clarets’ official charity has triumphed for the past three years in the Community Club of the Year category, winning the award in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Neil Hart, chief executive officer of Burnley FC in the Community, said: “The Northwest Football Awards holds a special place for us, so we are thrilled be nominated in two categories this year! We are particularly pleased Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre has been recognised, it took significant effort and tenacity to acquire the centre and refurbish it and, having now had a year of operations under our belt, we are delighted with what has been achieved so far.

“The strength of our community presence locally is fundamental to what Burnley Football Club represents so for that to be recognised, in our home region, is humbling. We will look forward to the event in November.”

As a proud footballing region, the Northwest Football Awards aims to identify those who have achieved excellence both on and off the field across the northwest of England. With a focus on the brilliant work being carried out, the awards will take place on Monday 12th November at Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester.

Founded in January 2014, Burnley FC in the Community has grown from a small organisation with a staff-base of just three to a multi-million-pound charity, employing over 100 people, engaging with 27,000 individuals and delivering over 40 community projects across East Lancashire.

Specialising in the key fields of Sport, Education, Health and Social Inclusion, the charity also now operates an education hub at Turf Moor, Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre in Pendle, a foodbank facility in Burnley town centre and will open the Leisure Box – a £4 million state-of-the-art leisure facility – in January 2019.

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