Armed Forces


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As it is Armed Forces Day tomorrow we want to highlight the provision we currently have available for members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Forces Football
Forces Football takes place every Thursday night at Play-Football Blackpool. We now have a pool of some 20+ players ensuring that there is a good turn out each week. Serving and ex-armed forces soldiers, sailors, and airmen meet up weekly for 5-a-side and have even managed a friendly match against a local civilian team. With more matches coming up in the future and the potential of a Forces Football league inclusive of other EFL clubs, this session is becoming very popular.

Veterans Gardening Club
Veterans Gardening Club takes place every Thursday at the Fylde Arboretum in Bispham. Veterans and volunteers are invited down to help maintain the six Blackpool FC remembrance plaques placed for six first team players who were tragically killed during the First World War 1914 - 1918. It's a great place to meet and the Arboretum has lots of other memorials visible from more modern conflicts. The Arboretum is always looking for volunteers, so if you have links to the Armed Forces or just enjoy a little bit of horticulture then please come down and see us or contact

Veterans Coffee Mornings
The Veterans Coffee Mornings are temporarily being held over zoom, the meeting has seen numbers grow each week. We now have a pool of veterans regularly attending our online sessions. Help and support is provided to aid mental health and wellbeing on a weekly basis. A good weekly chat and catch-up ends with a fun quiz and good bit of Armed Forces banter.

If you have any questions for the team please email:


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Our Veterans Stadium tour that is taking place tomorrow afternoon has been moved HALF AN HOUR earlier. If you are attending this event please be at the Stanley Mortensen statue at 12:30 pm.

👉We still have a few spaces available to book: