The Billy Bantam Penalty Shoot-out, a schools initiative, has proved to be an extremely popular sponsored event with all schools that have taken part.
We provide a six week programme free of charge (including all the equipment) comprising of 5 of hours of football coaching in school, culminating in a penalty shoot-out.
The shoot-out involves the children being sponsored by family and friends to take 4 penalties against Billy Bantam, the Bradford City Football Club mascot.
An autographed football is given to the child who raises the most sponsor money, and there’s a medal for all children taking part who bring £3 or more into the school, and all children raising £20 or more will receive a BCFC leather ball and a medal.
All boys and girls are guaranteed a fun day whilst raising money for their school.
If you are interested in taking part, ask your school to contact us for details
Any Junior Clubs interested can also take part.
The proceeds from the shoot-out are split 50/50 between the school and the Community Foundation (a non-profit making charity which puts all the money back into the community for future projects). All balls, medals and equipment will be paid for by BCFITC.
Around 30 schools in the Bradford area took part last year and here's what they have to say "Bradford City FC Community Foundation held a sponsored penalty shootout at our school which raised over £4k for the school. The organisation was excellent and the day ran smoothly and professionally and the children all enjoyed taking part and were very proud of their medals. An excellent community event which I cannot recommend enough", St Johns Primary.
"Low Ash has taken part in the ‘Billy Bantam Penalty Shoot Out’ for many years. Low Ash holds the event every two years. It is a brilliant fund raising event. The children really enjoy the day and have great fun. Sponsorship of the child comes from family members, friends and parents even take the form to their place of work. It is very easy to organise in school.
Following the shoot out the children collect the sponsor money of which fifty percent is given to Bradford City FC Community Foundation and the other fifty percent for school. The total amount raised in sponsor money was £6,200.00 in February 2012, £5,306.00 in February 2010 and £4,182.00 in February 2008.
I think it is so successful because the children really enjoy the event and receive something at the end of it!" Low Ash Primary