Veterans Football

Veterans Football

Our Veterans Football sessions allow those who have served to stay fit, socialise and have the opportunity to represent Burnley FC in the Community against other community teams.

Since we have started Veterans Football for former military veterans, 28 ex-servicemen have engaged with the sessions at least twice with a core group of 10-15 people at each session. The sessions take place every Wednesday night between 6pm – 8pm at The Leisure Box, Northlight, Glen Way, Brierfield, BB9 5NH.

For more details please contact BFCitC’s Health and Wellbeing Officer, Naomi Greene, on 01282 704716 or n.greene@burnleyfc.com. Alternatively, you can visit https://www.theleisurebox.org/free-activities/veterans/.

Naomi said: “Sport and socialising are major components of armed forces life, so we want to be able to keep that going for the guys now that they are in civilian street. Playing football regularly not only improves their health physically, but can also do wonders for mental health and all-round wellbeing.”

Burnley FC in the Community’s Veterans Football team have played the likes of Manchester City in the Community and Curzon Ashton Community Foundation in both friendly matches and competitive games through Remembrance Day tournaments.

MATCH REPORT: Burnley FC Veterans 1-2 Manchester City Veterans

Read our full match report from Burnley FC in the Community Veterans’ friendly match away to Manchester City in the Community Veterans on Tuesday 5th February 2019…

Read Here