BBO Head4Goal is a football therapy session which uses football to engage with unemployed individuals. The programme is funded by the European Social Fund and The Big Lottery Community Fund. The aim is to build health and fitness, in addition to social skills, general confidence for individuals in the support of guiding them towards an active lifestyle through sport and seeking employment or further education.

Dan Brooks, Employability Coordinator, said:

“The Head4Goal session allows individuals the chance to improve their confidence and mental health, along with supporting them to take steps towards employment or further education and training. Over the last 6 months, we have had 3 young individuals progress and complete a traineeship with Burton Albion Community Trust, 9 participants move into employment and 11 currently in the process of completing distance learning courses. Moving forward our aim is to develop further opportunities and links with local businesses for all our participants”

Every Tuesday between 1.30-3.30pm the sessions take place at The Burton Albion Community Football Centre. Alongside the football session individuals aged 16 + years are given the opportunity to access employability skills and gain further distance learning or career opportunities. Building CV’s, basic IT support with applications or job search are available, in addition to help with building confidence with interview techniques.

Further to this we offer 1:1 support through the BBO programme.

If you would like to attend the session or require further information about all Employability programmes, please contact us on 01283 246207 or email