Leisure Box shortlisted for prestigious award

The Leisure Box has been shortlisted for the Community Initiative of the Year Award at the prestigious Northwest Football Awards 2019.

Since opening to the public just over seven months ago, the leisure facility, which is operated by Burnley FC in the Community, has welcomed over 29,000 people through its doors.

Matt Hargreaves, General Manager of The Leisure Box, said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Northwest Football Awards’ Community Initiative of the Year.

“To be in the running for such a prestigious award just months after opening is a huge accolade and one we are extremely proud of. It is testament to the staff for all their hard work – I extend my thanks to each and every one of them.”

The 133,000 square foot multifaceted and vibrant facility is home to Burnley and Pendle’s only indoor 4G pitch, a spectacular 18-line clip ‘n climb arena, a Kids’ Play area, a modern dance studio, an indoor sports hall and multiple classrooms.

These facilities are set to be joined by an outdoor 3G pitch in mid-November. 50% of all activities delivered from The Leisure Box are free of charge to the community.

Burnley FC in the Community has also been nominated in the Community Club of the Season – Premier League category at the November awards.