The PNE Forces programme is an initiative run by Preston North End Community and Education Trust which is open to anyone who currently or has previously served in the Armed Forces.
The initiative includes football and social sessions designed to allow forces members of both past and present a way to keep active while forming new relationships with like-minded people, all the while benefiting their mental and physical health.
Every Wednesday night from 8pm until 9pm at the club's Community Training Centre, at PlayFootball Ingol (PR2 3TX), is the free football hour for forces members to get their foot on the ball. Along with this comes the chance to represent the Trust at regional and national tournaments.
Also on a Wednesday is the Veteran's Brunch Club, held in the Wing's Centre on Fishergate, Preston, from 10am until 12pm at the price of £2.50 a head, providing a social setting where information is made available about support services accessible for armed forces members past and present.
Preston North End signed the Armed Forces Covenant in October 2019, commiting to supporting past and present members of the military and their families.
With sessions currently on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there is also a weekly PNE Forces Chat that takes place via Zoom every Thursday from 5pm until 6pm.
Contact Community Inclusion Officer Alistair White by calling 01772 693309 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the Forces programme and to receive a link to join our weekly Zoom meetings.
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