Visit Blackpool

Fit to Glow Football

Lightpool Festival in partnership with Blackpool Football Club Community Trust are to hold UV Football events for Blackpool Year 2 Primary Schools, during September.

Teams from local schools will don neon bibs, glow in the dark accessories for the 5-a-side competition, in an innovative and fun-filled event; which forms just part of the Education and Health initiative work undertaken by BFCCT. The unique concept offers a perfect mix of fun, sport & family activity..

The heats will take place at multiple indoor sports facilities across Blackpool

The sports halls will be transformed into a playground of ultra-violet light and glow in the dark sport; when the lights are switched off - the games begin.

Culminating in a Grand Final on 25th October, at The Winter Garden Olympia, as part of the Carnival of the Lights, where the worthy winners will be crowned and awarded their unique trophy.

The two winning schools from each heat, one girl team and one boy team , will also receive an in-school workshop from the Head of the Illuminations, Richard Williams; and a special Illuminations artwork unique to this event.

Heat 1 12th October 12.30pm Palatine Sports Centre
Heat 2 15th October 12.30pm Blackpool Sports Centre
Heat 3 19th October 12.30pm Moor Park
Final Thursday 25th Oct 4pm to 5.30pm Winter Gardens Olympia

Sport Blackpool have said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to bring PE & School Sport and the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations together for a unique programme that will see children from Blackpool Schools light up the football pitch with their skills at the Fit2Glow Football event. The festivals will be lots of fun for the young players as well as giving them an extra insight into the different ways we can be physically active which is vital to their long-term development.

We can’t wait to see the festivals in action and are looking forward the children coming back to the centres to get involved in the other junior sports activities we have available."