Local schoolchildren from Pennyburn Primary, St. Winning’s Primary and Blacklands Primary Schools last Friday participated in the second 12-week block of FooTea – an exciting community project delivered by The Scottish Football Partnership Trust and Kilwinning Sports Club. The 20 local schoolchildren enjoyed and participated in an hour of fun football-based activity, followed by an hour where they were taught some basic education around leading a healthier lifestyle through diet and nutrition. The kids then all sat together to enjoy a hot, healthy meal served at the sports club.
Stuart McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer at The SFP Trust said “The sport of football when used positively can act as a significant tool for personal and community development. We are excited to be delivering the second block of this project at Kilwinning Sports Club – an organisation truly at the heart of the community – and to be given the opportunity to positively engage with another 20 local schoolchildren to encourage them towards a healthy and active lifestyle.”
Colin Hunter, Youth Coach at Kilwinning SC commented “We are delighted to once again be working in association with The SFP Trust on the second block of FooTea which will see Kilwinning Sports Club welcome an additional 20 local schoolchildren over the course of the next 12 weeks. The first block of FooTea was a huge success and this second block allows us to continue that engagement with the younger members of our local community. The FooTea project is a fantastic way to showcase what we can offer at our state-of-the-art facilities here in Kilwinning. Participation in sport can bring a lifetime of benefits and we look forward to helping the children Get Fit, Get Healthy and Have Fun!”
We look forward to welcoming the children back to KSC next Friday when they will learn the importance of eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, with the football hour concentrating on the theme of warming-up before developing their passing skills and cooling down with some static stretching.