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How to get involved with AFCCT

January 20, 2023 10:21 am Author: Aberdeen FC Media Team

 

Our Annual AFCCT Day is set for the Aberdeen v Motherwell match, on Saturday 4th February at Pittodrie Stadium. Join us on the lead up to AFCCT Day by getting involved with the programmes we offer. Find out below how you can get involved.

 

FOOTBALL

HOLIDAY COACHING

Taking place at venues across Aberdeen City and Shire our holiday coaching programmes are delivered by AFCCT Coaches in a fun and safe environment with a focus on developing technique, playing small, sided games, and having fun!

AFCCT Holiday Coaching runs for boys and girls aged 5-12 during the Easter, Summer, October, and Winter breaks.

Click here to book Easter Coaching. 

 

GIRLS LEAGUE

AFCCT are working in partnership with the Scottish FA, Scottish Women’s Football and Tendeka to deliver football to girls aged 5-12 across the North-East.

Girls football is delivered at Aberdeen FC’s training ground, Cormack Park, this involves a mixture of 4v4 and 5v5 festivals.

Across the region the Girls League participate in 7v7 fixtures.

To find out more information about our Girls League please contact girlsleague@afccommunitytrust.org

 

 

TERM TIME COACHING

AFCCT operates the ‘Football Centres’ programme offering fun filled football coaching which runs throughout Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire during school term-time for boys and girls aged 5-12.

As with all AFCCT coaching programmes, the focus is on enjoyment, learning new skills, meeting new friends, and participating in many small, sided games.

Click here to book.

 

PRIMARY SCHOOLS FOOTBALL

AFCCT Primary Schools Football was founded during the 2014-15 season as a platform to provide children with a safe and enjoyable environment to play football in Aberdeen.

AFCCT Primary Schools Football has expanded and is now the only primary schools football league within the city playing fixtures on a Saturday morning in line with the national player pathway under the AFCCT brand.

For more information on Primary Schools Football please email info@afccommunitytrust.org.

 

 

HEALTH & WELLBEING

FOOTBALL MEMORIES

Football Memories is an inclusive project which runs in partnership with Memories Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland. The project allows individuals living with dementia and memory impairments a safe space to be themselves. By looking at old football memorabilia and past games, participants are encouraged and empowered to have a voice and join in with conversations around a common interest. We are privileged to be supported by former players who regularly join our sessions.

Click here to view our upcoming programmes. 

 

HEALTH WALKS

Health walks are weekly walks that take place around Aberdeen City. Delivered by fully trained staff, these inclusive, dementia friendly walks aim to break down barriers and improve physical and mental wellbeing. Walking outdoors encourages positive mental health and tackles social isolation whilst also giving an opportunity to get active and connect with others.

Click here to view our upcoming programmes. 

 

TECHNOGYM

Technogym involves gym equipment designed for over 65s using hydraulic resistance machines which can aid and assist physical activity. AFCCT currently run 4 sessions a week (3 active ageing sessions and 1 polish association) each session lasts an hour four 1- hour long.

Click here to view our upcoming programmes. 

 

 

FOOTBALL FANS IN TRAINING

FFIT is a 13-week programme that can help you to improve both your physical health and mental wellbeing, a brilliant way to start the new year.

Over the 13 weeks, your group will learn and exercise together – one step at a time.

You will learn about healthy food and good things to drink, getting active, and small things that you can do to make a difference. It’s a brilliant opportunity to meet new people too, with laughs and shared effort at the very centre of the programme.

The programme is available to both men and women aged 35-65, who want to improve their lifestyle.

FFIT is completely free to join, and places are currently available.

Sessions will run from Tuesday 31st January till Tuesday 25th April from 6.30-8pm.

Find out more here.

 

PITTODRIE COMMUNITY HUB

Starting from the 2nd of February we are excited to welcome all ages into Pittodrie every Thursday, 1pm-4pm to enjoy hot food, activities & Wi-Fi.

AFCCT have teamed up with SPFL Trust to provide support & opportunity to our local community through the Winter Support Fund.

Every Thursday between 1pm-4pm guests will be welcomed into the Players’ Lounge to enjoy free hot food, tea & coffee as well as a range of weekly activities, all within a family friendly, relaxed and cosy space. Board games, newspapers, TV and free Wi-Fi will also be available

Advice and guidance will also be provided by local organisations such as SCARF, Age Scotland, Citizens Advice Bureau, SAMH, CFine, and Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership to assist with any support you may require with energy bills, cost of living or your health and wellbeing.

Facilities include free car parking, baby changing and accessible toilets.

Find out more here.

 

THE CHANGING ROOM

The Changing Room promotes men’s mental health and wellbeing through the power of football. The programme brings together men aged 30- 64 to help them self-manage their own mental health whilst giving them access to a strong support network. The programme is a Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) project that works in partnership with the SPFL Trust, and football club charities across Scotland, while being funded by the global men’s health charity, Movember. The course uses football, along with a variety of other activities such as walking football and walk n talks, to explore areas that may challenge them.

Starting on 24th January until 11th April. The afternoon block will be between 2pm-3:30pm and the evening block will be 6:30pm-8pm both at The Players’ Lounge at Pittodrie.

Find out more here.