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PNE Forces

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 Tuesday night from 8pm until 9pm at West View Leisure Centre on Ribbleton Lane in Preston (PR1 5EP), we host a free football hour for members of the Armed Forces and their dependents. Along with this comes the chance to represent the Trust at regional and national tournaments.

Preston North End signed the Armed Forces Covenant in October 2019, demonstrating its commitment to supporting past and present members of the military and their families.

To find out more about our free football hour, you can contact Alex Mason, one of our Community Engagement Officers, on

To learn more about the Armed Forces programme, you can email or you can call our offices on 01772 693309.

Community 28 October 2021

PNE Forces Team Competing In Veterans League

Preston North End Community and Education Trust’s PNE Forces participants have begun competing in the North West Veterans League this season.

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Community 12 February 2021

PNECET Forces Team Running In Aid Of Vulnerable Veterans

Participants from Preston North End Community and Education Trust’s Armed Forces programme are uniting virtually to complete a 837-mile distance challenge in aid of vulnerable veterans.

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Community 10 December 2020

Forces Participant Supporting The Foxton Centre

One of the Trust’s PNE Forces participants is raising awareness of homelessness on behalf of the Foxton Centre this weekend by sleeping rough and providing support to fellow rough sleepers.

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Community 12 June 2020

Veteran’s Race Across The World Helping NHS Charities Together

An army veteran formerly of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment is undergoing a virtual rowing challenge in his back garden to raise money for NHS Charities Together and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity in...

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