The Burnley FC in the Community Armed Forces Veterans Football team have been busy training and working on their fitness in anticipation of the league’s return.
Prior to the current restrictions put in place by the Lancashire FA, the players were joined by Burnley FC Women Manager, Matt Bee, for 1-2-1 training. This was something that the veterans thoroughly enjoyed, taking on board his guidance and support in their stride!
Dave, who is Captain of the BFCitC Armed Forces Veterans Football Team, commented:
“I had an enjoyable afternoon’s training session with Matt Bee. We worked on specific drills based on my playing position, so we worked on defensive play and how to break down the opposition attacks, which was really helpful. I hope this will improve my game in the future and help me become a better footballer. This was a fantastic experience that I thoroughly enjoyed.”
It wasn’t just the players who enjoyed the training, Matt also took something from the session:
“The Veterans programme is one that I’m really passionate about supporting and it’s important that we support the players to give them a good chance to represent the Football Club.”
The Armed Forces Football Team is just one of a number of ways that BFCitC support the local Armed Forces Community. BFCitC have engaged with over 150 local military veterans to improve their health and wellbeing and all sessions are free.
You can read more about our Veterans programme HERE.
For any further information or to get involved email our Veterans and Inclusion Manager, Ged Byrne on G.Byrne@burnleyfc.com.