Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Warriors in the Community’s Primary Schools Programme
At Stenhousemuir, we found out more about the club's Warriors in the Community Programme.
The League 1 club currently works across 14 different primary schools in the area, delivering after school football with sessions taking place in games halls and outdoor facilities, where these are available.
For our visit children from both lower and upper parts of Stenhousemuir primary school took part in a session on the pitch at Ochilview.
They were joined by first team stars Ciaran Summers and Willis Furtado who took part in an impromptu penalty shoot-out and cross bar challenge at the end of the session.
In all Stenny has more than 55 volunteers working across their programmes.
William Hoggan, head of community football explains that there's activity for everyone available from the Maroons with many of the projects delivered on the pitch, itself.
"We deliver to 18 different schools [in total], from pre-school right the way up," he said. "We've got disability football and girls' football. There's also walking football.
"Where we are, we are right in the heart of the community itself."
Our visit to Stenhousemuir highlights the Warriors' community football programme which offers free school coaching to local primary schools.
Around 60 kids will be having a ball on the park at Ochilview.
Warriors in the Community also runs a wide range of programmes including those which focus on:
The SPFL Trust works in partnership with Scotland’s 42 professional clubs and external agencies to promote, support, fund and administer activities which help meet the identified social needs of the people of Scotland.
Our purpose is to use football’s unique presence to assist Scotland’s people to achieve their goals and improve their life chances.
Our vision is to work with SPFL clubs to use the unique power of football to engage with communities.