Article Source: East Renfrewshire Culture & Leisure
First Published: 23 June 2021 17:51
Updated: 23 June 2021 17:52
Over 1,500 children from across East Renfrewshire have taken part in the roadshows, which were hosted by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure’s Football Development and Active Schools teams.
The seven participating schools included Carlibar, Hillview and Cross Arthurlie Primary schools in Barrhead, Neilston Primary School, Uplawmoor Primary School and Newton Mearns’ Crookfur Primary and Isobel Mair Primary School.
Pupils got to put their skills into action with an inflatable ‘beat the goalie’ challenge, competed in small-sided games and perfected their dribbling and shooting skills.
Active schools co-ordinator Chris Rose said: “Reaching the European Championships has given us a huge opportunity to inspire children to get active through football. Seeing the children with smiles on their faces, scoring goals and cheering on their classmates was very rewarding.
“It was great delivering this fantastic project alongside our colleagues in the football development team. Their expertise and experience as well as the equipment the team provided meant we could deliver really high quality, fun events.”
The roadshows were organised to celebrate Scotland’s men’s team reaching the European Championships.
Football development officer John Gervaise from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure added: “The power of football to bring people together and create positive experiences is unique.
“It is fantastic that so many pupils across East Renfrewshire got to participate in this opportunity whilst celebrating Euro 2020 being on our doorstep.”
The sports fun will continue this summer as East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure hosts new all star football, sports and multi-activity summer holiday camps and activities for 5-14 year olds. Mini kickers and gymnastics sessions will also run throughout the summer holidays.
All places must be pre-booked. To find out more about summer holiday camp and activities on offer for children this summer, visit www.ercultureandleisure.org/summer.
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