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Children from six local primary schools across Kirriemuir had an amazing morning of football and fun at the Tesco Bank Football Challenge Festival on Wednesday, 27th February at Websters Sports Centre as the programme paid a visit to the 150 participants.

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. The project introduces football to Primary two and Primary three children (six to eight years old) across Scotland to help get 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.

Gavin Forrester Active Schools Coordinator said:

“It is fantastic to be part of the Tesco Bank Football Challenge. The children had a wonderful morning at the Websters Sports Centre, and one I’m sure they will remember for a very long time.”

Scottish FA football development officer Craig Pilon said:

“The Tesco Bank Football Challenge continues to grow from strength to strength and we’re pleased to welcome the children to Kirriemuir for this latest festival.”

Adele Mills, Community Investment Manager at Tesco Bank added:

“The Tesco Bank Football Challenge continues to be a huge success.  We’re delighted that children in the Kirriemuir area can benefit and carry on being part of a programme that has been recognised by UEFA as outstanding in its field.”

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