AFC Fylde Community Foundation has been running the successful Striking Futures Traineeship programme for a number of months now and it is continuing to see great success.

One participant, Jack Brocklehurst, has enjoyed fantastic results throughout his journey on the Striking Futures programme, which is supported by Cuadrilla and Spirit Energy. 

Since joining the programme, Jack has worked hard with the Foundation in assisting coaches out in the community, taken part in work experience and learnt the key principles of coaching and sports alongside his education. 

Jack has also managed to achieve his ‘Functional Skills’ qualifications and a ‘Level 2 in Principles of Coaching Sport’ to assist him in starting a bright new future.

Jack’s progress has not gone unnoticed and he has now been offered a modern apprenticeship within the Community Foundation.  

Jack will now go on to study and work within the organisation on a full-time basis where he will seek to gain qualifications, continue to undertake his work experience and gradually develop into a full-time coach within the Foundation.

Foundation Director Tom Hutton is proud of Jack and the progress that he has made throughout his experience so far and said:

“Jack has been a real success during his time at the Foundation.  Starting on the Striking Futures programme and then excelling to the point where we have been delighted to offer him a modern apprenticeship just shows the progress he has made. I’m excited for his future and confident he will continue to succeed in growing within the Foundation.”

Cuadrilla CEO, Francis Egan commented:  “We’re hugely impressed by AFC Fylde Foundation’s commitment to Lancashire’s young people and we’re delighted to be working with them to support Jack and other local apprentices in fulfilling their potential.”

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