GoFitba: Big Hearts leading health & wellbeing project in Gorgie/Dalry
Big Hearts is thrilled to announce the partnership with the Scottish Football Partnership Trust to deliver GoFitba, an exciting football based health & wellbeing project for local primary school kids.
Good health and wellbeing is a key component of successful learning and social development in young people.
The 12-week programme, running at Tynecastle Park on Friday afternoons, aims to offer 20 young people the chance to enjoy and participate in 1 hour of fun football-based activity, followed by 1 hour of interactive education on leading a healthier lifestyle through diet and nutrition. At the end of each session the children all sit together to enjoy a hot, healthy meal.
Big Hearts, as charity partner of Heart of Midlothian FC, has been working closely with the Community Football Department of the Club and Gorgie-based charity Health All Round to ensure GoFitba is delivered to vulnerable young people attending the local primary schools in South West Edinburgh.
The Scottish Football Partnership Trust launched GoFitba to embark children aged 7 to 11 on a fun and progressive journey to discover how they can stay active and healthy, in line with the Scottish Government’s ‘Let’s Make Scotland More Active’ 2022 strategy.