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Saints in the Community working with Bertha Park High School to provide positive outcomes for pupils

by Saints in the Community in Inveralmond Industrial Estate, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We hope to engage with as many Bertha Park pupils as we can, and additional funding would allow us to:

  • Increase our delivery from 1 day to 2 days per week throughout term-time
  • Provide all participating pupils with a Bertha Saints training top
  • Provide coaches with branded track suits

In the long term, we hope to sustain the project on an ongoing basis, eventually providing activities for each year group, introducing employability programmes, coach education opportunities and football refereeing classes.

There are also plans to deliver football festivals to feeder primaries, giving potential pupils a taste of the type of activity and learning environment they will experience when they make the transition to Secondary School.


Saints in the Community are engaging more and more with communities in Perth and Kinross.

We use the draw of St. Johnstone Football Club to create positive outcomes for local residents aged from 3 to 93 years of age and, last year, we delivered over 1,000 sessions, attracting just under 20,000 attendances.

Our activities include but are not limited to; Show Racism the Red Card education workshops, Saints Kidz recreational & developmental football sessions, Onside employability and vocational training programme, Saints Academy INclusion Through Sport programmes for adults with learning disabilities or mental ill health, and Football Memories for adults living with dementia.

We were recently approached by Bertha Park High School to engage in a partnership where we could use our expertise to help provide an inspiring, motivational programme for their pupils.

The idea of BERTHA SAINTS was born.

Our UEFA qualified coaches would deliver football and healthy activity sessions on a weekly basis, helping to create a vibrant, effective learning environment, inspiring young people to develop and achieve their potential.

These sessions will benefit a wide range of pupils:

  • those not engaging well in schoolwork
  • those showing potential to improve their football ability
  • those who would find it difficult to participate through poverty or inequality issues
  • those who would benefit from more regular healthy activity

Every boy or girl involved, will be expected to give of their best, show respect, give maximum effort and display a positive attitude throughout the school year.

Early morning fitness sessions will prepare pupils for the school day and guest appearances from St. Johnstone players and coaching staff will provide extra motivation, creating an affinity with the local Premier League Club.

Following a specially devised programme and working in partnership with the PE Department staff, the funding will allow us to provide highly qualified UEFA coaches at the school, one day per week in 2020/21 and enable us to purchase basic equipment needed to deliver the project to the required standard.

OUR VISION 

  • Motivate and inspire young people to be their best
  • Achieve a measured increase in school attendance
  • Increase engagement in school subjects,
  • Improve physical and mental well-being
  • Provide a vibrant training programme, creating positive pathways for any boy or girl with ambition to develop their skills

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A huge THANK YOU + one complimentary family ticket (1 adult & 2 kids) to a Saints home fixture of the Clubs choosing

£25 or more

£25 Reward

A huge THANK YOU + one complimentary family ticket (1 adult & 2 kids) to a Saints home fixture of the Clubs choosing + one A4 team poster signed by Club manager

£50 or more

0 of 15 claimed

£50 Reward

A huge THANK YOU + one complimentary family ticket (1 adult & 2 kids) to a Saints home fixture of the Clubs choosing + signed A3 print of Steven Anderson from 2014 Cup Final + one entry in the Big Draw for your chance to win a signed Saints football

£100 or more

0 of 7 claimed

£100 Reward

Thank You in the matchday programme + two complimentary family tickets (2 adult & 4 kids) to a Saints home fixture of the Clubs choosing + signed A3 print of Steven Anderson from 2014 Cup Final + two entries in the Big Draw for your chance to win a signed Saints football

£200 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£200 Reward

Thank You in the matchday programme + two complimentary family tickets (2 adult & 4 kids) to a Saints home fixture of the Clubs choosing + signed A3 print of Steven Anderson from 2014 Cup Final + one entry in the Big Draw for your chance to win a signed Saints football shirt + company logo featured on Bertha Saints project banner

£500 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£500 Reward

Thank You in the matchday programme + hospitality for two at Saints home fixture of the Clubs choosing + signed A3 print of Steven Anderson from 2014 Cup Final + two entries in the Big Draw for your chance to win a signed Saints football shirt + company logo featured on Bertha Saints project banner

Let's make 'BERTHA SAINTS' happen

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