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Partnership with AFC Fylde Continues

Tom Hutton (AFC Fylde) and Paul Earnshaw (BAE Systems) with children from St Jospeh's School Wesham
Our relationship with local football club goes from strength to strength.

Having worked in partnership with AFC Fylde’s Community Foundation for the last two years, we are delighted to announce a further two-year extension to the sponsorship deal, which means flagship programmes can continue to flourish.

These include the delivery of curriculum based physical education lessons at 42 local schools and extensive after school multisport clubs.  In addition, The Foundation is now looking to expand its community sports activities which are delivered in local parks. These are targeted at anti-social hotspots (ASB) and at hard-to-reach residents to encourage participation.  Since its launch, the initiative had cut ASB levels by 10 percent. It will also increase the number of sports sessions it runs at nearby Weeton army barracks.

Commenting on the announcement, Tom Hutton, Director of Community Development at AFC Fylde, said: “I would like to thank BAE Systems for its continued support throughout the past two years, and the Foundation looks forward to developing flagship development programmes benefitting many Fylde coast residents. The Foundation is pleased to be working in partnership with such an established international organisation and through the formation of this partnership.”

BAE Systems’ Head of Communications, Paul Earnshaw said: “BAE Systems is delighted to continue as AFC Fylde’s Community Partner. Since our partnership with the Club began two years ago, the positive impact they are having in the local community has gone from strength to strength. We look forward to supporting them as they continue to develop new offerings and further their position as the Fylde’s community club.”