News from Saints in the Community

Saints in the Community is the charitable arm of St. Johnstone Football Club, and everyone involved works tirelessly to deliver fantastic projects throughout Perth and Kinross using football as a tool to improve people's lives.

From community coaching sessions and making school visits for the kids, to the fantastic Football Memories sessions and walking football for adults, Saints in the Community is making a huge difference to people's lives throughout the local area.

Here is just a taster of what those involved with the Trust have lined up in the next few weeks!


FOOTBALL FOR ALL

In collaboration with Family Fund and The SPFL Trust, both St. Johnstone Football Club and the Community Trust have a new Football For All campaign.

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, they provided support to 6,233 families in Scotland.

This new scheme will provide free match tickets to families who benefit from the Fund and we are delighted to be part of this!

To apply for tickets, please email: ticketsales@perthsaints.co.uk

SAINTS KIDZ

Reminder: The Saints in the Community ‘Saints Kidz’ programmes, open to every boy and girl in P1 to S2, has now restarted!

Saints Kidz Soccer Mondays - McDiarmid Park from 5-6PM

Saints Kidz Soccer Wednesdays - McDiarmid Park from 5-6PM

Kinross – Saints Kidz (Wed) - Loch Leven Campus from 5:30-6:30PM

Pitlochry – Saints Kidz (Wed) - Pitlochry Recreation Ground from 5:30-6-30PM

Blairgowrie – Saints Kidz (Thurs) - Blairgowrie Campus from 5-6PM

Saints Kidz Soccer Saturdays are for the following age groups:

Mini Kidz (3 to 5 year olds) from 9.30 – 10.30AM

Champion Kidz (P1 to P3) from 9.30 – 10.30AM

Premier Kidz (P4 to S2) from 10.30 - 11.30AM

The charge for all listed sessions is £4, payable upon arrival.

TEA DANCE – A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

Following on from the success of their first 'Trip Down Memory Lane' Tea Dance, Saints in the Community has teamed up with PKAVS once again to bring this free event back!

The charity groups are inviting all unpaid carers and the people they care for to take a Trip Down Memory Lane with them again - tea and cakes will be provided!

The tea dance will be held on Wednesday 12th September at McDiarmid Park from 2-4PM, where there will be an opportunity to dance and listen to your favourite classics. Places must be booked for this event as there are limited spaces. All song requests will be added to the event playlist.

For more information and bookings contact Marlena on 01738 567076 or Marlena.Nowaczyk@pkavs.org.uk

A DECADE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Last week, the Saints in the Community staff attended a civic reception with the Provost - hosted by Perth & Kinross Council - to mark a decade of Show Racism the Red Card.

In partnership with Show Racism the Red Card Scotland, our coaches have delivered workshops to schools in Perth & Kinross, using the context of football, to help tackle and raise awareness of racism engaging with over 10,000 local pupils!

SAINTS ACADEMY

Two teams from Saints in the Community took part in the Scottish FA’s Mental Health & Wellbeing League Cup at Stirling University this week.

Both teams won two of their five games, competing against teams from other clubs such as Queen’s Park, Clyde, Partick Thistle, Stenhousemuir and more.

The League Cup aims to harness the power of football to promote mental health and provide a support structure for those who are affected by a range of mental health and wellbeing issues. It has been running since February and is due to complete in November. We wish the teams luck for their next round!

WALKING FOOTBALL

Whether you have played football previously or not, the Community Trust’s Walking Football programme provides participants with a fun and informal alternative option for increasing physical activity levels.

Open to both men and women over 50, the rules are simple; the ball should remain on the ground, no tackles from behind, no offside rule and importantly… walking only!

Sessions take place every Thursday at 7:30pm on the synthetic pitch at McDiarmid Park - there is no requirement to pre-book, simply turn up and pay £4 upon arrival. Go along and give it a go - you might just enjoy it!


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