FA Level 1 Coaching Course Dates!

Are you aged 16 years and over and not in education/employment?

We are running an FA Level 1 Coaching Course starting on Tuesday 16th April.

If you are interested in a place on the course please ring the UR Potential Office on 01253 292299 as PLACES ARE LIMITED.

The dates for the course are;

UR Potential @ behind Collegiate High School

Practical & Induction    Tuesday 16th April     9am-6pm

Practical                Tuesday 23rd April    9am-6pm

Emergency aid            Wednesday 24th April   9am–12pm

Safeguarding             Wednesday 24th April   1pm-4pm

Assessments              Tuesday 30th April     9am–6pm

FCBI Volunteers win Wyre Awards

Simon and KellyWe are delighted that  Kelly Stuchfield and Simon Ballantyne won at the Wyre Volunteer Awards.

Both volunteer in the Wyre Community at various projects and give so much of their time to their communities. Well done!!!!

2 day Mentor Training



Are you aged 19 years and over. Do you live on the Fylde Coast or surrounding areas? Do you volunteer or want to volunteer as a mentor?

Want to gain an accredited certificate in Mentor skills? New 2 day course 18th & 25th February 2013. 10.00am to 4.00pm. Blackpool Venue

Places limited.

Contact office 01253 292299 or for more details or to register your interest.

UR Potential AGM

UR Potential are holding their AGM on

Tuesday 29th January 2013

at Claremont First Step Centre, Blackpool, FY1 2AP

5.30 – 7PM

Please RSVP if you are able to attend

Light refreshments will be available

Fylde Volunteer training

Fylde Volunteering courses

For ages 14 to 104 years!

Starts Thursday 24th January at ParkView4U, Lytham

 9.30am – 3.30pm

Please come along and see how you can make a difference by volunteering

***Blackpool Sexual Health relaunch***

UR Potential Youthled Mystery Shoppers and FCBI Art group, on behalf of Blackpool NHS, are delighted to be hosting the relaunch of Blackpool Tier 2 GP Sexual Health clinics.

********The event will take place at Streetlife, Buchanan Street, Blackpool on 22nd January 2013 4-6pm********

There will be entertainment and refreshments and an opportunity to find out more about the services available to 14 – 25 year olds in Blackpool.

Come along and bring your young people/members with you (if appropriate)

Linda Markey, FCBI Coordinator nominated for National Volunteering award

We are all thrilled to announce Linda Markey has been successfully shortlisted for a National Volunteering award for her contribution to Volunteering.

Linda was nominated for the V Inspired Outstanding contribution to youth volunteering by a youth worker Award.

Go to for more information.

Looking forward to the National ceremony in London in March 2013.

Good luck Linda!!!!

Community Information and Advice Days


January 2013

UR Potential are holding

Information and Advice Taster Days for Community Learning

across Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde

Come & find out about various fully funded accredited courses.

Moving into Volunteering, Mentoring, Youthwork, Confidence/Building self esteem, Team leadership Level 2, Community Volunteering Qualification, Literacy/Numeracy/IT, Employability, Career in Sports (inc FA Coaching Level 1),PTLLS(Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Sector)


Wednesday 9th January 10.30am – 1.30pm at Claremont First Step Centre, Dickson Road, Blackpool


Monday 14th January 2.00pm to 4.00pm Milton Street Youth & Community Centre, Fleetwood


Tuesday 15th January 3.00pm – 5.00pm Park View 4U Café Lytham St Annes

Please contact or ring the office 01253 292299 for more information.

Art Group welcome new members

Our Art group are on the look out for new members to join.

Are you aged 14 to 25, interested in art and making new friends?

Do you live on the Fylde Coast

The Art group may just be for you? It is a youth led group with activities ranging from  making a Keith Lemon scarecrow to painting a theme for the UR Potential toilets!!! Don’t ask!

We go on trips to the cinema, nights out and are planning a trip to Liverpool!

It is a safe and relaxed group and you don’t even have to be any good at art. We can support you in feeling at ease and it’s a opportunity to meet new people, build your confidence and be part of a team!

Interested? Contact April on 07411062086 or or @fcbi_Blackpool for more details

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