This week Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) marks the beginning of the countdown to the Coalfields Community Cup which will be played at New Central Park, home to Kelty Hearts FC on the 19th June.
The two finalists will qualify and go onto represent Game On Scotland at CRT’s Home International Tournament (14-16 years old), played at Manchester City’s Etihad Campus, and compete against Game On Wales and Game on England for a chance to win the highly fought after title in July.
The Home Internationals have been hosted by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust for over ten years with aim of raising aspirations, building confidence and creating once in a lifetime experiences for young people from coalfield communities across the three countries. This initiative is only one of Game On Scotland’s core offerings with the aim to improve health and well-being, Skills and employment prospects for those from former mining communities.
CRT Game On development manager Sean Laid, said: “We’re delighted to be able to get the much-loved tournament off the ground again after a short hiatus due to the pandemic. For the last 20 years, CRT has championed the role of sport and physical activity within coalfields communities.
“The CRT’s Home International Tournament provides a once in a lifetime experience for those who qualify as they will be able to play at a world class football facility which many of us only get to see on TV!”
For those interested in taking part in this year’s Coalfields Community Cup, there are opportunities to attend the weekly ‘Game On Football 5ives’ sessions aimed at 11-17 years old. Each session is facilitated by fully qualified coaches at the ‘Turn Up & Play’ sessions. For latest sessions, programmes and news please follow @gameonscotland via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and website.