The AFC Fylde Community Foundation is encouraging adults and young people across the region to get involved in activity and support sessions for disabled people.

Commissioned by Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the ‘Get on Board’ disability activity and support sessions are designed to enable attendees to meet new friends, provide them with an opportunity to take part in a range of activities and in turn, build confidence.

Sessions take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week and cost just £2 to attend, with people of all ages invited to get involved.

Every Monday (2pm – 3pm), ‘Get on Board’ hosts a multi-activity programme in Kirkham. On Wednesdays (1pm – 2pm), those keen to get active are invited to attend the sports programme at Pear Tree whilst on Fridays (1pm – 2pm), Fylde Flyers football sessions take place.

Speaking about the programme, Dr Tony Naughton, clinical chief officer at NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG and a GP in Thornton, said: “We want everyone in Fylde and Wyre to keep fit and to stay in the best possible health.

“For some people it’s not easy, so it is great to see these exciting projects from AFC Fylde enabling some of our disabled patients to stay in shape. I would encourage anyone to give them a go.”

Tom Hutton, director of community development at the AFC Fylde Community Foundation, added: “We are really keen to reach as many disabled people as we can to encourage them to take part, stay active, get creative and make new friends.

“Anybody interested in these sessions should get in touch with The Foundation to find out more information about accessibility.”

Visit, follow on Twitter @afcfct or call Tom Hutton on 07739 796 101 for further details.