The Horsfall Community Trust have received funding from the National League Trust to run a ‘Men’s Fit Club’ project at the Horsfall Community Stadium. The purpose of the project is to promote health and wellbeing to “older” men. We have twenty participants signed up and are delivering the project in partnership with Bradford (Park Avenue) Academy. Each participant has received a BPA home shirt so they can wear when training. This is good PR for the club and helps to promote the BPA brand. We are using GPS technology to track running distances and general fitness so we can measure improvements. Some have even gone and bought their own GPS equipment so they can use when exercising away from the project which is great and shows already the impact the project is making. At the end of the project we will hold a celebration event where each participant will be invited to the BPA v Leamington game.
As a football club with a strong community focus it is imperative that we not only focus our attention on our children and young people but also wider society. Making a real impact in our community takes time, patience and lots of effort. We are extremely fortunate to have the support of the National League Trust and they have also agreed to fund a ‘Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy’ project which is being rolled out in local primary schools to educate and encourage children to look after their health and wellbeing.