Club's charity arm in the running in two separate categories at the upcoming local awards ceremony
Bolton Wanderers Community Trust have been named as finalists in two categories at the upcoming Northwest Football Awards.
Having won the accolade for Community Initiative of the Year back in November 2013 for their ‘Hearts & Goals’ campaign, the Trust are once again in the mix to secure the award for their ‘Wanderers at War’ initiative which has been running throughout the course of the year.
A campaign which aims to educate youngsters and connect them with Bolton's military history, it has also proven to be a vehicle for developing an understanding of the current military community within the borough and helping to foster links there.
BWCT received funding from the Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme to develop and deliver the Wanderers at War programme in Bolton schools.
Delivered in primary schools and secondary schools, targeting Key Stages 2 and 3, each school has received six weeks of delivery on topics including key Bolton events in 1914, Bolton's 'Local Battalions', Bolton's women and children workers, local community and industry, Wartime Wanderers and the Zeppelin Raid.
They will be competing against the following initiatives from teams across England:
- Blackburn Rovers FC Community Trust – Heart Of The Game (HOTG)
- Burnley FC in the Community – Danny Ings Disability Project
- Everton in the Community – Pass on the Memories
- MCFC City in the Community – ‘One City’ Disability Football
- Manchester United Foundation- #SchoolsUnited
- Tranmere Rovers in the Community – Football Journalism
- Wigan Athletic Community Trust – Wigan Youth Zone Football Project
The Trust have also been nominated for Community Club of the Year and will compete against the following charity arms:
- Blackburn Rovers F.C Community Trust
- Blackpool FC Community Trust
- Tranmere Rovers in the Community
- Wigan Athletic Community Trust
The awards evening will be held on Monday 16 November 2015, with Wanderers striker Zach Clough in the running for the MOB Sport Rising Star award while ex-Bolton defender Tim Ream is among the nominees for the Championship Player of the Year accolade.