Milngavie and Bearsden primary schools take part in football challenge

Tesco Bank Football Challenge at Allander Leisure. 200 kids from different schools there. Councillor Stewart MacDonald and Mark Grant - GM for EDC leisure Trust'Photo by Emma Mitchell'12/11/13
Tesco Bank Football Challenge at Allander Leisure. 200 kids from different schools there. Councillor Stewart MacDonald and Mark Grant - GM for EDC leisure Trust'Photo by Emma Mitchell'12/11/13

Primary school children from across East Dunbartonshire had an incredible morning of football as the Tesco Bank Football Challenge visited the area for a fun-filled festival at the Allander Leisure centre.

The 240 pupils from Holy Family, Milngavie, Craigdhu, Meadowburn, St Andrew’s, Castlehill and Mosshead primaries are the latest to have taken part in six weeks of coaching sessions as part of the Scottish FA’s flagship participation programme and came together for a finale to remember.

The Tesco Bank Football Challenge is a four-year community programme run in partnership with the SFA.

It football to primary two and primary three children across Scotland to help get them engaged in a healthy and active lifestyle.

Councillor Stewart MacDonald, Chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, said: “The children have had a great six weeks of coaching with the Scottish FA and today marks a perfect end to the programme. They have learnt so many important skills since taking part.”

Scottish FA Football Development Officer Kevin Murphy said: “The Tesco Bank Football Challenge continues to grow across the length and breadth of the country and we’re pleased to welcome the children to the Allander Leisure centre for this latest festival.”

I would also like to extend the thanks to all the school staff, volunteers and our own coaches for the effort they all put in over the course of this programme.”