Free soccer schools aim to tackle “holiday hunger”

Wythenshawe Community

Manchester City FC’s City in the Community delivered free soccer school sessions in Wythenshawe recently in a bid to help tackle “holiday hunger”.

The soccer school at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle CentreĀ  was delivered to youngsters from primary schools in the surround area during the February half term.

Organisers said they wanted to make more impact by tackling the long-standing issue of holiday hunger for young people on free school meals may not have the opportunity to access meals throughout the day, due to food costs amongst other factors.

As well as the free coaching provision, City in the Community (CITC) offered a free nutritious lunch, snacks and water throughout the day, with the aim of keeping young people both healthy and active across the school holidays.

In association with the Wythenshawe Community Housing Group and the Wythenshawe Forum Trust, CITC offered 40 spaces on the half-term soccer schools.

As well as the Wythenshawe delivery, CITC also had courses running at the City Football Academy in East Manchester and Astley Sports Village in Tameside.

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