Fun football day for Kirrie pupils

Craig Pilon, Sports Development office with Angus Council, centre, gives some tips to Airlie PS pupils from left: Robbie Campbell-Smit, Harry McTaggart, Alex McTaggert and Georgie May

Craig Pilon, Sports Development office with Angus Council, centre, gives some tips to Airlie PS pupils from left: Robbie Campbell-Smit, Harry McTaggart, Alex McTaggert and Georgie May

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PUPILS from six primary schools in the Kirriemuir area recently enjoyed an amazing morning of football and fun.

They were taking part in the Tesco Bank Football Challenge Festival.

The schools are the latest to have taken part in six weeks of coaching sessions as part of the Scottish FA’s flagship participation programme and are now coming together for a finale to remember.

The Tesco Bank Football Challenge is a four-year community programme run in partnership with the Scottish FA.

Primary two and three pupils take part to help them engage in a healthy and active lifestyle.

Over 50,000 children have now benefited from the Scottish FA’s flagship participation programme, which was recognised by UEFA, winning a silver grassroots award last season.

Scott Nicoll, Scottish FA Angus Council football development assistant, said: “The Tesco Bank Football Challenge continues to grow from strength to strength and we’re pleased to welcome the children to Kirriemuir for the latest festival.”

Gavin Forrester, Active Schools co-ordinator for the Kirriemuir Cluster, added: “It is fantastic to be part of the Tesco Bank Football Challenge.

“The children had a wonderful morning at the Webster’s Sports Centre, and one I’m sure they will remember for a very long time.”

The primary schools attending the festival were Southmuir, Airlie, Isla, Cortachy, Tannadice and Newtyle.