Veterans Programme

Veterans Programme

Burnley FC in the Community support the local armed forces veteran community within Burnley and East Lancashire through sessions and opportunities to improve their overall wellbeing.

Veterans have the chance to engage with other members of the armed forces community, engage with BFCitC and find out more about opportunities and activities happening in Burnley and East Lancashire. Veterans can also engage in many of our organised activities, events and trips.

BFCitC have engaged with over 150 local military veterans to improve all forms of health for those within the armed forces community. This has been in the form of trips to other breakfast clubs and museums, health workshops, organised lunches, outdoor activity days and much more!

We also offer opportunities to gain qualifications and routes into volunteering or employment!

Since coming out of the forces, have you been wanting to gain sport-specific qualifications?
Here at BFCitC, we can give you experience and opportunities to gain Football Association (FA) qualifications, as well as First Aid and Safeguarding training.

Are you looking for work?
Our specific Employability team can help you gain experience, teach you how to show off your qualifications on a CV and help you find employment.

Would you like to volunteer?
We also have the opportunity to offer you insight into some of our 50+ programmes working with different groups from our community. If you would like to keep yourself busy and give something back to the community please get in touch. If you are looking for work this will be a great way of getting back on the career ladder.

Burnley FC in the Community is a recognised Bronze Award organisation for the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for commitment to the armed forces.

To find out more about our Veterans programme please contact our Veterans & Inclusion Officers, Gregg Stevenson on or Daniella Worth on, or call 01282 704 716. 

Fitter Ex-Forces

Funded by Armed Forces Positive Pathway Programme, this project aims to improve the mental and physical health of those who have served and their immediate families.

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Armed Forces Breakfast Club

A weekly breakfast club open to all involved in the armed forces community. For just £3.50 you can enjoy a full English breakfast and unlimited tea and coffee…

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Veterans Bowls

The games allow veterans to meet others who have served while having a laugh and improving their overall health. There is also Extra Bowls which provides an opportunity for beginners to try…

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Veterans Fitness

These sessions will be based on group training, allowing the chance to resume the camaraderie that many miss whilst also keeping mentally and physically fit…

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Veterans Football

We run free football sessions for those who have served in the armed forces…

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Veterans Social Session

Our weekly sessions offer local veterans a chance to pull up a sandbag and connect with others who have served…


Success Stories

Click below to see how the positivity of our Veterans programme is benefiting the mental and physical health of ex-armed forces men and women…

Case Studies