Bangor City Community Sports (BCCS) is a not-for-profit limited by guarantee organisation established in 2012 as a partnership between Bangor City FC and Vi-Ability. The main aim of this project is to utilise the motiviational power of football and inspirational setting of a professional football club to engender positive lifestyle changes among individuals and communities. BCCS achieves this aim using a 2 pronged approach of education and sport to community and individual development.
BCCS is a Fun Football Programme accredited by the Welsh Football Trust which is run by a professional team of staff and volunteers with a range of experiences and qualifications as well as diverse backgrounds including different sports as well as teaching and educational development. From qualified football coaches, to qualified teachers and educational specialists as well as cricket, hockey and multi-sport coaches BCCS can offer a wide range of professional services and activities, which can be tailored towards specific needs and demographics to achieve set aims.
BCCS delivers a range of activities from after-school clubs and educational projects to school holiday activities and projects within disadvantaged communities.
On a weekly basis we currently have 3 after-school clubs running:
Tuesday 4pm - 5pm at Maes Glas
Wednesday 4pm - 5pm at Coleg Menai
Thursday 4pm - 5pm at Maes Glas
Hugely successful soccer camps are held in every school holiday period, with the long summer holiday’s seeing participants engaged within other sports e.g. cricket and hockey. These camps give children the opportunity to come together within a fun, safe and relaxed environment to enjoy themselves, make new friends, engage in constructive physical activity, alongside developing their sporting skills and abilities.
Disability Football: in partnership with the Welsh Football Trust and Disability Sport Wales Bangor City Community Sports is working towards establishing our own Junior Disability Football Team. Currently these sessions are being rolled out to Ysgol Hafod Lon; Pendalar and Sir Huw Owen with the target after completing the schools project to deliver weekly sessions for children with disabilities and then enter the North Wales Disability Football League structure.
with more information available about these sessions and all our other activities within our new calendar section, check it out today!!!!
While children and young people are the main focus of the scheme there are a number of activities delivered which engages adults. From disability sport sessions with Mencap Cymru to volunteering opportunities Bangor City Community Sports is keen to engage with adults alongside children. Since December we have employed our 1st Community Coach, Iwan Jones, through the Jobs Growth Wales Scheme. We have also developed a partnership with Coleg Menai to take sport students on work placements which see’s all Year 2 students complete a rotation on our after-school clubs alongside pairs of students coming for 2 week placements. This growing partnership has seen 4 students stay on as permanent volunteers who facilitate the delivery of Soccer Camps and other activities.