• Blackburn United Football Club – Club History

    under-11s-champions-2011-12-300x168Blackburn United FC are a football club with its grass roots in the heart of Blackburn's Community. With over 100 registered players and 15 volunteer committee members, our club has grown and achieved success at a rapid level over the last 5 years. Currently there are 7 Blackburn United teams ranging from the under 9s to the two full senior teams. Blackburn United senior side were the finalists at the UK Asian Football Championships (Played at Celtic Park) in 2007 losing out on penalties. They have also won the Blackburn Combination cup in 2005 & 2008 and 2009 , 2010 finished Runners Up in the Premier division . The senior reserves also won promotion to Division 1. The team has an average age of 18 and is an excellent platform for the younger players to gain experience before progressing for a place in the 1st team. We are very proud of the fact that some of the players coming through the youth teams of Blackburn United have gone on to play for Nelson FC and in higher standard leagues. Blackburn United’s success is repeated at all levels right down to the under 8s with tournament wins and excellent finishes in the respective leagues they play in. The current under 13’s team were winners of the East Lancashire Football Alliance league in 2010/11 & 2011/12 & current under 12’s Green team league winners in 2011/12. The current under 12’s Yellow were r/up in 2012/13.

    Space-Academy-March-2012-300x168This is of course down to the hard work of the player’s, managers and the many support staff, all of whom do it voluntarily.

    The club also run a Football Academy that engage and coach children/young people of ages 6 years to 14 years in a range of constructive activities. The sessions is open for both sexes and take place at the St. Johns' Primary Astro Turf & Space Centre , Queens Road on Saturday mornings. Some 90 to 100 children attend regularly engaging in a series of activities/coaching sessions designed to raise awareness in football skills, develop team work ethos and communication.

    Amongst its ranks are experienced, qualified coaches as well as young football coaches of all levels who pride themselves on being able to assist the community and work with children who may not normally have access to professional football coaching. We also encourage girls to take up the sport and find that they also attend our coaching sessions. We want volunteers to become qualified coaches and in 2102 we funded 12 volunteers to gain level 1 qualification. With the support of these qualified coaches we hope to become a chartered football club within the next 12 months.

    Blackburn United is a community based football club that encourages the participation of the immediate community as well as the wider community. We are proud of this fact and our achievements to date. Celtic-park-BUFC