GOFITBA PROJECT LAUNCHED OCTOBER 2018

Get Fit – Get Healthy – Have Fun!

Local school children in Edinburgh and East Lothian will have the opportunity this October to participate in an exciting, brand new 12 week community project delivered by The Scottish Football Partnership Trust and Hibernian Community Foundation the GoFitba project is co-funded by The SFP Trust and The Clydesdale Bank.

Through a fun and progressive structure, the initiative will offer these young children a chance to enjoy and participate in an hour of fun football-based activity, followed by an hour where they will be taught some basic education around leading a healthier lifestyle through diet and nutrition. The kids will then all sit together to enjoy a hot, healthy meal served at club’s base in the school.

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 this project with Hibernian Community Foundation– a club truly at the heart of the community – and to be given the opportunity to positively engage with local school children to encourage them towards a healthy and active lifestyle.”

Brenda Black of Hibernian Community Foundation said, “We are delighted to be working in association with The SFP Trust on this new project which will see our club welcome 20 local school children over two 12 week blocks. We are always looking for new ways to engage with the local community and the GoFitba project is a fantastic way to showcase what we can offer to young members of our community at our excellent facilities here at HCF. Participation in sport can bring a lifetime of benefits and we look forward to working with the children."