Leeds United are kicking off a push to help kids live healthier lifestyles.
The Leeds United Foundation – the club’s charitable arm – today announced plans to run six-week training courses at primary schools across the city.
Its coaches will deliver football training and advice on healthy living.
United are ploughing up to £100,000 into the scheme, which will run on a pilot basis until the end of this school year.
Leeds City Council will contribute extra finances once the pilot stage of the scheme is successfully completed.
United’s chief executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “The Leeds community is the lifeblood of this football club and we are committed to giving as much back as we can to the city.
“In conjunction with the foundation, this scheme will build upon our relationships with local primary schools and give young people the chance to feel a part of the club, whilst staying active and learning about healthy living.
“This is a hugely exciting programme for everyone concerned and we believe it has the capacity to deliver real benefits to children across the city and help the club develop its next generation of fans.”
Leeds United’s long-running Football In The Community scheme was relaunched as the Leeds United Foundation at the start of 2011.