One of the long term goals of TrustSTFC is to ensure that local families and schoolchildren get an interest in Swindon Town FC, and so back in February we decided to run a FREE football fun day for local primary school children, to help promote the club.
A registration website was promoted in local primary schools, and we didn’t know what to expect. The response was overwhelming – 135 children signed up within 24 hours, and we had to close down applications.
The day itself was a huge success. The weather was great, and the kids and families all had a fantastic time, as the video above shows. We also funded smoothies for the children, to encourage healthy drinks and snacks, which they enjoyed immensely!
Although we don’t do many of these days, it’s important to remind families and school children of their local football team once in a while. The Town population is large and diverse, and comes from many different parts of the UK, and indeed the World.
We need to show them there is more to football than the Premier League or Barcelona – a quick count up of the Swindon Town shirt wearing children came to just a measly four shirts out of the lot!
We need to do better, come on people – support your local team…