Free tickets for +Sport Move and Learn participants
Mon 22nd May 2017
Rangers Ladies striker Sarah Robertson visited school pupils in Glasgow today as part of the Rangers Charity Foundation’s +Sport Move and Learn programme.
Delivered In partnership with the SPFL Trust and funded by Kinder, +Sport Move and Learn is a six week programme designed for primary five to primary seven pupils and is delivered by staff at football club community trusts across the UK.
For 45 minutes each week, pupils learn about different topics – including diet and nutrition, exercise, the human body and hydration – through a series of interactive fun exercises.
They then spend 45 minutes participating in a sporting activity session, which covers football, handball and dodgeball over the six week course.
Sarah who signed originally as a youth player for Rangers Girls Academy side seven years ago, visited Our Lady of the Rosary Primary, Cardonald, to take part in a question and answer session with two classes coming towards the end of their six-week block.
After being asked everything from how many keepy ups she could do, to whether it was difficult to get into football because she was a girl, Sarah gave each pupil a free ticket for themselves and a guardian to attend this Sunday’s Rangers Ladies match at New Tinto Park against Aberdeen Ladies.
Commenting afterwards, Sarah said: “+Sport Move and Learn is a very important programme as it reaches young people at an age where you can have a big impact on them to get into good habits before they go up to secondary school.
“I was delighted to go along and speak with the pupils at Our Lady of the Rosary about my experience as a football player and to give out tickets to this weekend’s game.
“I want to help build the women’s game and think it will be great for boys and girls to come along and see how good the standard is technically and tactically.”
Rangers Charity Foundation delivers +Sport Move and Learn in 30 primary schools every year reaching 1,800 pupils.
Deborah McGroarty, Principal Teacher and PE Coordinator at Our Lady of the Rosary Primary, said the pupils get a lot out of taking part.
She added: “The football side of the programme develops skills such as sportsmanship and how to be part of a team. The learning side teaches them how to be healthy and what happens to their bodies when exercising.
“The kids say they love that it is ‘actual sports coaches’ who take them and they look forward to it each week.”
To find out more about + Sport, Move and Learn or visit the Community Programmes section of our website or call Jordan Boyd on 0141 580 8640.