Fit to Play is a health and wellbeing project with the aim of “inspiring and motivating” children to make positive lifestyle changes and raise future aspirations!
The Fit to Play project is a direct result of Hull City’s promotion to the Premier League. An opportunity to apply for funding from the Premier League and Professional Footballers Associations Community Fund was presented to us, with a maximum £300,000 available. This could only be achieved with a guarantee of local support. We have been fortunate to acquire funds and expert guidance from Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, NHS Hull and NHS East Riding.
The project is specifically aimed at children aged 9-10 (Year 5), however, we hope to influence a wider audience e.g., the peers and family members of the children we work with.
The links below direct you to our advice pages, each page contains downloadable activities for children e.g., games, puzzles, examples of things to do and places go and competitions.
Emily is here to give you tips on general health and well being. She is always pushing herself to be the best on and off the pitch.
Cameron's here to show you a very important section; Balanced diet. He knows that if he doesn't eat healthily it will affect his performance on the pitch.
Josh, the star striker for the team, is always exercising and being active to help him score goals every week.
Jack will show you how alcohol, drugs and smoking can seriously damage your health.
Mae is the team physio. She is always setting goals for the team so they don't end up on her physio table!
The main outputs for this three year project include.
The project has been up and running since April 2009, the response from the schools has been excellent.
If you would like more information about this project then please do not hesitate to contact our Community Health Team on 01482 304758 or email@example.com