The Tartan Army Children’s Charity has donated £6,000 to The Scottish Football Partnership Trust’s GoFitba Project. This will allow 40 schoolchildren in Dundee to take part in a 12 week football-based health and wellbeing project in conjunction with Dundee East Community Sports Club.
GoFitba provides opportunities for some of Scotland’s most disadvantaged primary schoolchildren (P4-P7) to take part in a weekly two-hour, free to access fun sport and health education initiative. The project takes a holistic approach to teach children the benefits of regular physical activity within a football environment, with each structured session providing the Scottish Government’s minimum daily target of one hour of moderate physical activity. During the second hour of each session, the participants take part in an interactive educational journey with their very own GoFitba learning journal to explore the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle through diet and nutrition. The final component of each session sees the children being served a hot healthy meal and an opportunity to enjoy some social time with their peers. This serves to further enhance the learning experience on diet and nutrition and crucially ensures the children are being fed outwith school hours, helping to tackle food poverty.
Stuart McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer of The SFP Trust said “We look forward to seeing GoFitba develop and grow with the fantastic support provided by TACC”.