Brentford FC Community Sports Trust have joined forces with the European Football Development Network (EFDN), UEFA Foundation and six other European football foundations to deliver the Scoring for Health programme. The Scoring for Health programme encourages children from the ages of 7 to 13, and their parents, to adopt a healthy lifestyle and make them aware of the value of eating healthily and being active. One of the drivers behind the programme is the recent work by the World Health Organisation, which finds that obesity in children remains an important public health problem in Europe.
The Scoring for Health programme will run in cooperation with seven EDFN member clubs in six different countries, Belgium; Israel; the Netherlands; Poland; the UK and Ukraine. The clubs involved are:
- Club Brugge
- Hapoel Tel Aviv
- Feyenoord Rotterdam
- Legia Warsaw
- Brentford FC
- Chelsea FC
- Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Scoring for Health programme aims to inspire other grassroots and professional football organisations to face the issue of childhood obesity and provide opportunities for learning and tackling the problem to an even wider audience.
Tomas Abreu, Marketing and Sports Development Manager for the Trust, said: "We are delighted to be a delivery partner for the Scoring for Health programme – working collaboratively alongside six other European foundations. Through this pioneering initiative, and in partnership with the UEFA Foundation, we will be able to make fundamental changes to the lives of hundreds of children.”
The Scoring for Health is just one of the latest initiatives for the Trust’s widely recognised health programmes, which include delivery of Hounslow’s child weight management course for 300 children and their parents, and the Joy of Moving project, which engages over 2,500 primary school children in Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon.
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