Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has reminded families about the ongoing virtual winter games being run by the Joy of Moving initiative. Following a successful virtual Joy of Moving Home School Festival in the summer of 2020 where over 250,000 children got involved, the EFL Trust and Ferrero launched a new virtual Winter Games pack which will help inspire children to get moving in the toughest months for activity levels. And there is still time to get involved.

Research shows that children’s activity levels drop significantly in the winter months compared to the summer months (68 mins in summer vs 48 mins per day in winter). To help inspire families to get active at home during the winter months, the Joy of Moving Winter Games takes families on a Winter Adventure, with an exciting selection of games and activities that they can play at home. The games, which have been developed in line with the Joy of Moving methodology, are suitable for all abilities and help to encourage children to get moving through play. See more here and below.

The Joy of Moving programme is an unbranded CSR project by Ferrero. Together with the EFL Trust, the Joy of Moving programme has been supporting children to get active for more than seven years. The Joy of Moving programme is based on methodology which is designed to inspire children to move through play, and in doing so, build up their physical fitness, motor coordination, cognitive functions and creativity and life skills – helping to develop positive habits for adulthood. It is delivered across the country with the help of over 70 EFL Trust club community organisations, including Brentford FC Community Sports Trust.