What is the Tesco Bank Football Challenge?

Tesco Bank are proud to work in partnership with the Scottish Football Association to deliver the Tesco Bank Football Challenge to school children across Scotland. Both organisations are passionate in supporting Scotland’s children and giving them opportunities to live healthier, happier lives.

The programme involves Scottish FA Development Officers visiting primary two and three children over a period of six weeks, providing both boys and girls with basic football skills training. At the end of the six weeks the children participate in a fun-filled football festival, where local schools come together with the Development Officers for a day of fun and exercise. Teacher training enables the teachers to carry on with the programme long after the Development Officers have finished their 6 week coaching block.

All aspects of the programme have been developed by the Scottish FA with the  Curriculum for Excellence in mind, in that it helps schools reach the Scottish Governments set requirements of at least two hours of quality physical education every week. The programme is designed to develop social skills, fitness and team spirit through football, regardless of ability or gender.

To find out more about the Scottish FA and your child’s Development Officer visit the Scottish FA official website.