Global E&C Supports Aberdeen Sports Village to Launch New Initiative to Help Children Get Active
The Launch of Energise Programme
Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) and Global E&C are collaborating to launch a new initiative that provides free sports opportunities to local school pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Recognising that not all children have the same access to sports programmes, the launch of Energise has been developed to change that. The program will provide access to a wide range of sports and fitness activities, including swimming, athletics, rugby and football. It will be open to pupils from local schools who don’t typically have access to extra-curricular sport, with the goal of encouraging regular participation in physical activity.
Graham Morrison, Head of Sports at Aberdeen Sports Village, said: ‘We believe that sport plays such a vital role in the development of children and we want to ensure that all children have the opportunity to experience the physical, mental, and social benefits that sports provides. Our Energise initiative will provide free access to sports facilities, kit, equipment and coaching to pupils across schools in Aberdeen. We’re excited to see the positive impact that this initiative will have on the lives of these children and their communities.
The initiative is supported by the national lottery and Aberdeen energy service provider, Global E&C. Commenting on the programme, CEO of Global E&C – Terry Allan – said: ‘We’re delighted to be part of such an exciting initiative and supporting our local community in this way. Every child should have the opportunity to experience the benefits of sports including physical fitness, teamwork and self-confidence.’
After a successful trial period, the programme is set to officially launch next week and there are already over 80 children who are on the waiting list. This announcement comes as the cost-of-living crisis continues to play havoc on communities and individuals and is hoped to relieve some of the burdens on the families looking for support for their children.
The Energise programme not only provides the access to sport but also food, warmth and showering facilities.
Anyone interested in learning more and getting involved can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01224 438900.