One Bolton In Action
One Bolton in Action aims to support Bolton’s neighbourhood management teams, 5-19s service and Sport Active Living and any community organisations within Bolton helping to raise awareness of different communities and unite them together.
Npower Football League Respect Programme
Following the success of our Respect programme last season Bolton Wanderers Community Trust in partnership with The Football League sponsor, npower is delivering its programme for the third season. This programme uses Young Peoples love of football to encourage their good behaviour off the pitch. Recent events such as the riots around the UK last summer have highlighted the need for these types of projects. npower and The Football League trust are working together to hopefully help 86,000 Year 6 pupils realise the importance of being respectful within sports and day to day life.
We as a trust are inviting schools from all over Bolton to take part in this programme. Our coaches will go out to local schools and deliver a one hour course to the pupils, which will help your children learn about respect and related important skills such as teamwork and citizenship. This will hopefully help the children understand the importance of being respectful not only in football but in everyday life.
This year we are also giving participating pupils the chance to win a set of four Football League tickets (two adults’ and two children’s tickets) to one of our 2013 Football League home games, as specified by us, by entering our free prize draw and telling us how they have shown respectful behaviour in their community.
During school holidays One Bolton in Action work closely with local neighbourhood teams and Faith groups to deliver estate based sessions. These include coaching sessions and small sided games aimed at increasing both skill and participation levels in community settings.
OBIA attend many community days throughout the borough delivering coaching sessions, workshops and games. We also assist other community activities such as clean up days assisting local groups regain pride and in their communities.
OBIA is available to deliver the SCARF (Schools, Communities and Anti-Racism in Football) project. A two hourly session each week split between education and physical activity one hour theory work and one hour practical work. The SCARF project aims to:-
• Develop relationships and the general understanding of racism through a positive fun set of
• Foster better links with people and other schools in our community.
• Raise awareness about issues that often unjustly.