Shakhtar Social Foundation launches ‘Scoring for Health’ programme in Mariupol
Our member Shakhtar Social launched their ‘Scoring for Health’ programme at schools in Mariupol, Ukraine. The programme is supported by the club and M-Sport Municipal Sports Enterprise and aims to promote a healthy lifestyle, physical activity, and proper nutrition for children.
The official launch event took place in November at the Illichivets Indoor Sports Complex and was attended by 200 children from 10 secondary schools in Mariupol.
Boys and girls competed in shuttle running, dribbling between the cones, jumping on the coordination ladder, keeping the ball on top of the knee, and playing keepie-uppie at 5 locations. All participants received T-shirts and souvenirs from the Shakhtar Social Foundation. They will participate in 15 lessons on proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles along with a visit to the supermarket, sports games, exercises and football festivals.
A European programme to tackle child obesity
The ‘Scoring for Health’ is an EFDN programme which 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. The aim of the programme is 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.
The ‘Scoring for Health’ programme is co-funded by the UEFA Foundation for Children and runs in cooperation with 6 EFDN member clubs in 5 different countries, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK and Ukraine; the clubs being: Shakhtar FC, Chelsea FC, Feyenoord Rotterdam, Club Brugge, Legia Warsaw, Brentford FC.