Fairtrade Football Tournament

Fairtrade Football Tournament at FVC

Fairtrade Football Tournament

Football and Fairtrade were the winners at Forth Valley College recently (Wednesday 29 March) when 60 primary kids took part in a special tournament.

The Falkirk Campus games hall was the venue for the Fairtrade Football Tournament which attracted teams from eight local primary schools and promoted awareness of the worthy cause.

Organised as part of the Fairtrade Fortnight events – from 9:30 till 12:30 –  the tournament showcased Fairtrade footballs, offered the players Fairtrade fruit and drinks for snacks and showed a Fairtrade film beforehand to highlight the good work done throughout the world to promote Fairtrade.

Teams from Carmuirs, Hallglen, Laurieston, Maddiston, Nethermains, Victoria and Westquarter Primary Schools (P5-6s) took part on the day and each team were presented with their very own Fairtrade football at the end.

Lisa Hachemi, International Support Co-ordinator and also the coordinator of the College’s Fair Trade Committee, said:

“This was a great event for the primary school children to get involved in and it was great to see so many attend and promote the cause of Fairtrade. A big well done goes to all who took part – the winner was Fairtrade on the day!”

Waimun Lee, FVC’s Leisure Facilities Coordinator, said:

“I am very proud of our students who did a very good job of organising, refereeing and marshalling at the event. It proved to be a very vibrant and competitive event and one which all the children seemed to enjoy and we will certainly look to run it again in the future.”

Iain Milligan, Lecturer in FVC’s Department of Care, Health and Sport, said:

“I thought that our students organised a fantastic tournament and were excellent representatives of the college. All of the participating school pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day. Hopefully the Fairtrade 4-a-side football tournament can become an annual event which can be delivered by future sport & fitness students.”

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