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Children from St Bridget’s Primary School in Glasgow had an amazing afternoon of football and fun as part of the Tesco Bank Football Challenge recently.

The 58 P2 pupils are the latest to take part in six weeks of coaching sessions as part of the Scottish FA’s flagship participation programme and will come together for a finale to remember at the Emirates Arena in June.

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.

Alison Leitch, Deputy Head Teacher at St Bridget’s Primary School said: “It is fantastic to be part of the Tesco Bank Football Challenge. The children had a wonderful day, and one I’m sure they will remember for a very long time."

Scottish FA football development officer Gary Hocknull said: “The Tesco Bank Football Challenge continues to grow from strength to strength and we’re pleased the children enjoyed the session from our coaches.”

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 Glasgow area can benefit and carry on being part of a programme that has been recognised by UEFA as outstanding in its field.”

The other primary schools in Glasgow’s east end taking part in the programme are Aultmore, Caledonia, Carmyle, Garrowhill, Mount Vernon, Our Lady of Peace, Sandaig, St Francis of Assisi and Swinton Primary School.