The Football Pools is back and the club’s official charity, Burnley FC in the Community is set to benefit.
Burnley FC, The Football Pools and Burnley FC in the Community have formed a new partnership which will see the well-loved game relaunched to Clarets fans, with funds generated from game-playing donated back to the club’s award-winning charitable arm.
The Football Pools, which asks players to attempt to correctly predict eight score draws from the 49 fixtures, has been a firm favourite for football-lovers since 1923.
Now relaunched online for the digital era, players can easily place their bets and pay online at the long-standing price of just £1 per game.
With huge cash prizes, including a £3M Jackpot on offer for those who earn 24 points (eight correct score draws), as well as numerous other cash prizes up for grabs, Burnley fans can land themselves a sizeable win whilst also generating key revenue for projects such as the Danny Ings Disability Sports Project, Burnley Community Kitchen and the 50+ other community programmes currently supporting over 27,000 local people.
Neil Hart, then Chief Executive Officer, Burnley FC in the Community said: “The Football Pools is a well-known, traditional game that many of us are familiar with and they have a long history of giving back to football clubs via their community trusts.”
“The relaunch of the Pools online opens up the game to a new audience and allows fans to enjoy this classic way of betting in a whole new way.
“The donations generated from fans playing this game will support us significantly as we continue to expand our reach across East Lancashire.
“We will reinvest the funds generated back into the community via our myriad of community projects that are supporting some of the most vulnerable people living in our local area.”
Football Pools Chief Executive Office Derek Lloyd added: “We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Burnley FC and Burnley FC in the Community.
We are sure the club's magnificent fan base will enjoy playing the Football Pools for a chance to win big prizes, including a £3m jackpot plus exclusive Burnley FC related prizes.
We are especially excited that every customer who signed up will be able to support the great work being done by Burnley FC in the Community.”
The partnership will be launched on the 1st March, ahead of the Burnley FC vs Crystal Palace Premier League fixture at Turf Moor.
You can sign up to play The Football Pools HERE and, what’s more, your first game is FREE!
To find out more about the non-profit work of Burnley FC in the Community, please CLICK HERE