300 children, including 10 from from Kellands Primary School, recently enjoyed a fantastic day of football fun, as the Tesco Bank Football Challenge celebrated the end of the season with a National Festival at Hampden Park.
Scotland international and Heart of Midlothian player Callum Paterson along with Scotland female international and Glasgow City midfielder Leanne Ross were on hand as the children, who have all taken part in six weeks of coaching with the Scottish FA, came together for a fun-filled finale at the National Stadium.
Callum and Leanne also went head-to-head in the first ever Tesco Bank Football Challenge penalty shoot-out competition, each captaining a team of mini football stars who took to the famous Hampden spot in a fun challenge to beat the keeper
Over 100,000 children across every school in Scotland have now enjoyed taking part in the country’s leading football participation programme which aims to get Primary Two and Three children (six to eight years old) active through basic football skills.
The children have the opportunity to take part in activities such as 4v4 games, ball skills and non-competitive challenges.
The UEFA Awarded Programme has also given additional training and support to more than 5,000 teachers through Scottish FA led in-service courses.
Callum said:“It has been a fantastic day here at Hampden, and amazing to see so many boys and girls have a brilliant time on the pitch.
“Initiatives like the Tesco Bank Football Challenge help instil the importance of an active lifestyle at and also gives children memories they’ll remember for a long time.”