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Go Fitba Easter Sessions

29th April 2022

Young people all over Scotland took part in Go Fitba  during the Easter holidays. The young people enjoyed a healthy lunch before getting out onto the football pitch. The football sessions include; learning new skills, developing skills and having fun playing games. Boys and girls have the opportunity to make new friends, be active and build their confidence.

CashBack Football Communities focuses on those at risk of entering the criminal justice system and communities most affected by crime. Football brings together young people and helps build a sense of community.

The young people sported their colourful bibs and enjoyed playing in the sunshine. The Easter Go Fitba sessions encouraged the young people to spend time exercising outdoors.

 Thanks very much for allowing my 2 children the opportunity to take part in the free football camp over the week while the schools were on holiday. Having 3 kids I would’ve found it financially difficult to pay for such an activity for both the children so this was amazing for them to attend for free.

They thoroughly enjoyed the camp and spoke very positively every day about the fun they’d had and how much they liked their coaches. For this I am truly thankful for…The football camp gave them the opportunity to meet new friends and have fun while I had free time to do other things (mostly catching up on housework) knowing that they were being cared for. Thanks again.

Parent

The partnership with SFP football via Go Fitba has really helped so many children and it’s a very humbling project.

Paul McNeill, Head of Community Football for the Scottish FA

CashBack for Communities is a unique Scottish Government programme which takes funds recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and invests them into community programmes, facilities and activities largely aimed at diverting young people at risk away from potentially criminal or anti-social behaviour.

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