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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 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.

Contact Community Inclusion Coach James Stansfield by calling 01772 693309 or emailing to learn more about the Forces programme.


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