Stevenage FC Foundation, in partnership with the English Football League Trust and Ferrero are delivering the +Sport Move and Learn Programme, which is an imaginative and flexible schools based project which combines physical activity with interactive, curriculum based learning in the classroom. The programme focuses on the importance of encouraging young people to be physically active, to eat a moderate and balanced diet and to lead a healthy lifestyle.

After a successful application to join the programme at the end of last season, the Foundation have been selected to join clubs like Watford, Charlton Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City and 21 other EFL clubs in delivering the programme across the Country.

The +Sport Move and Learn Project is part of Ferrero’s global Kinder+Sport initiative designed to encourage healthy and active lifestyles in children across the world. In the UK the programme has a national target to move 21,300 children, through 192,000 hours of activity and education across the UK and Ireland.

Locally, the Foundation will be delivering the six week programme in 15 primary schools, working with 900 Year 5 students during the 2017-18 academic year. In addition to the schools work, there will be a variety of community events throughout 2017-18 to spread the key messages from the programme and encourage as many children as possible to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

Head of Education & School Sport, Daryl Smith said:

We're delighted to have been selected by the EFL Trust and Ferrero to deliver the +Sport Move and Learn programme to our local community. As the programme originated in Hertfordshire with Watford FC Trust, we're looking forward to expanding its reach right across Hertfordshire.

Head of Foundation, Joe Goude added:

To be one of only 26 EFL clubs delivering a kite mark programme such as +Sport Move and Learn is a great step forward for the Foundation. We received tremendous support when developing the bid from Jim McManus (Director of Public Health Hertfordshire) at the County Council, John O'Callaghan and his team at the Herts Sports Partnership, as well as Joe Capon at Stevenage Borough Council and Louise Gallagher-Smith at Stevenage Sporting Futures. 

The aim for the Foundation is to always compliment existing provision and we look forward to working with these partners to embed +Sport Move & Learn into our wider offer.

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If you'd like to discuss +Sport Move and Learn or have any questions then please contact Head of Education & School Sport, Daryl Smith via [email protected]