CHELSEA FOUNDATION TO BEGIN INVOLVEMENT WITH SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAMME

The Chelsea Foundation is delighted to announce our involvement with the Premier League School Sports Programme will begin this month.

The three-year funded project will see the Foundation delivering physical activity and healthy education sessions in around 100 primary schools across the five London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Wandsworth, Westminster and Sutton.

This new investment from the Premier League will allow the Foundation to contribute to an improvement in the quality and standards of PE delivered at a primary level by working closely with schools and teachers.

The initiative is in response to the new Government agenda for school sport, putting increased emphasis on the importance of PE in primary schools.

Senior London development officer, Gareth Davies, said: 'The school sports programme is a fantastic opportunity for all young people aged 5-11 to regularly engage in physical activity and to be educated regarding healthy eating choices.

'Chelsea Foundation is proud to be chosen to help deliver such an initiative to establish healthy life-long habits in our young people.'

As well as supporting the Foundation and strengthening ties to the local community, this programme will allow pupils to access high-quality coaching in a variety of sports, leading to improved physical conditioning and fundamental movement skills.

Chelsea's unique programme will include a brief introduction, a nutrition-focused assembly called 'Meal or No Meal', a practical sports session and finally a post-course Q&A session.

Each pupil will also receive a physical activity and nutrition booklet to help educate them regarding correct exercise and nutritional choices, allowing them to improve their school performance and enhance their wellbeing.

If your school is interested in this opportunity to develop the health of your pupils please contact Gareth Davies (Senior London development officer) on gareth.davies@chelseafc.com or 07730 047169