THE PROJECT > COMMUNITY & EDUCATION
Boston United Football Club’s United in the Community (UITC) programme currently delivers a diverse range of sports activities and initiatives throughout South Lincolnshire, engaging with over 11,000 children and adults every month through the delivery of our core activities.
UITC has a total of 30 staff that administer and deliver the programme on behalf of Boston United. In addition, UITC has over 50 volunteers who support the delivery of the programme.
The proposed new Community Stadium at Q1 will mean we can continue this valuable work, which includes:
- High quality coaching to all primary and secondary schools in the district, with a variety of teaching cover; and breakfast, lunchtime and after school clubs.
- An education programme providing sports qualifications in the unique setting of a football club, offering a diverse range of sports qualifications, coaching qualifications from Levels 1, 2 and 3, as well as other sports related qualifications.
- A sports participation programme offering opportunities in a wide variety of sports via regular sessions and holiday clubs, with Boston United teams set up where appropriate to provide a sustainable provision of such activity e.g. netball/cheerleading.
- Health programme offering opportunities to the whole community of all ages to undertake healthy activities via our Active Pilgrims Programme.
- Social inclusion projects to provide opportunities to various target groups within the local community who might otherwise be excluded from the benefits of sport, training or education. Partnering with public sector bodies such as the NHS and Local Authorities, together with funding from other sources, will provide opportunities for positive engagement for a wide cross section of the community.
- Football development programmes encouraging increased participation from all sectors of the community and providing a structured approach offering grass roots football development centres, elite football right through to the First Team.
- STEP programme offering opportunities for different sectors of the community to benefit from skills training and employment opportunities. This will include a wide spread and varied volunteer programme offering participants from the local community opportunities for both sport related volunteering as well as volunteering within the wider local community.
- Fan generation programme via our various community programmes encouraging increasing numbers of the local community to attend matches and interact with the football club.