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Bolton Wanderers visit community centre in Platt Hill


Bolton Wanderers Football Club captain, Ricardo Santos, and vice-captain, Gethin Jones, visited The Sutton Community Centre in Platt Hill.

They met with local residents to mark the centre’s handover to Bolton Wanderers in the Community (BWitC).

The Bolton Wanderers FC players took time out of their busy schedules to visit the community centre in Bolton, which plays host to a variety of activities and support delivered by BWitC.

Ricardo Santos, Club Captain at Bolton Wanderers Football Club, said: “I’ve really enjoyed coming down to the community centre to find out more about the work that Bolton Wanderers in the Community is delivering, and hearing the plans for how the centre will be used to benefit the community.”

BWitC’s mission is to use the power of Bolton Wanderers FC to inspire and support local people, delivering interventions and targeted engagement to help transform lives, enabling communities to thrive and succeed.

With the community centre as its hub, we have partnered with BWitC to deliver a wide range of projects tailored to the needs of the local community.

One project is a new youth club open on Friday evenings for local residents aged 12-17.The aim is for the new programme to help young people living locally to develop life skills, as well as accessing volunteering, leadership and employment opportunities.

The centre also acts as a Warm Space through its Community Hub offer. The Community Hub runs on Tuesdays from 10:30am-1pm and Wednesdays from 3-7:30pm until the end of March, with sessions targeting different age groups.