Clacks kids learn from the very best at the SFA football festival
Published: 19 Oct 2013 07:300 comments
The event held at Tullibody Civic Centre saw 170 pupils from three local schools become the latest to have taken part in six weeks of coaching sessions as part of the SFA’s flagship participation programme and came together for a finale to remember.
Clackmannanshire Council’s Education convener, Ellen Forson, felt the event was a great success.
She said, “The children have had a great six weeks of coaching and this event marked the perfect end to the programme from the SFA. We are determined to open sporting opportunities for young people in Clackmannanshire and the pupils have learnt many important skills since taking part.”
The Tesco Bank Football Challenge is a four-year community programme run in partnership with the SFA and Clackmannanshire Council. The project introduces football to Primary two and three children (six to eight year olds) across Scotland to help them get engaged in a healthy and active lifestyle.
A remarkable 61,112 children across 1562 schools in Scotland have now engaged with the country’s leading football participation programme. Teachers and volunteers continue to enjoy the SFA’s in-service programme with over 3500 now trained to support the growth of football in schools.
The Primary Schools attending the festival were Alva, Craigbank and Menstrie.
Adele Mills, Community Investment Manager at Tesco Bank added, “This challenge has benefitted teachers, pupils and volunteers year on year and has an important aim of promoting health and wellbeing in Scotland. It was great to see the children having such a great time at the event.”