Foundation host successful Healthy Holiday camps

Foundation host successful Healthy Holiday camps

Half-term camps delivered for families requiring extra support.

The Leeds United Foundation Premier League Kicks team deliver Healthy Holiday camps every half-term and during the Summer holidays for young people who may be harder to reach or are from vulnerable families.

Through the difficulties surrounding COVID-19 the coaching staff have continued to deliver successful sessions over the recent Easter and May half-term holidays, with 51 children taking part in April and 77 attending in May.

The camps were delivered at Meadowfield Primary School (pictured) and Shakespeare Primary School with selected students from each school able to attend and given a Leeds United Foundation drawstring bag including a branded activity booklet, colouring pencils, notebook, water bottle, medal and certificate.

The Healthy Holiday camps involve multi-sport delivery, tournaments and competitions as well as educational workshops to help keep children active and engaged in a safe environment during school holidays. Some of the workshops delivered with the children include sessions around the core Leeds United values such as family, pride and innovation, finance workshops with Barclays, safety sessions with Network Rail and delivery with West Yorkshire Police.

As part of the set-up food is also provided through partners of the club’s official charity, including a packed lunch each day and a Revival Box of food staples to be taken home in the evening to feed a family of four – over 200 of these boxes were provided during the recent camps.

Safety precautions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic were also taken, maintaining secure bubbles as per each school’s risk assessment. A six-week delivery will be hosted across Summer 2021 with the hopes of minimal restrictions dependent on government guidelines.

For more information on the Healthy Holidays and Premier League Kicks programme within the Leeds United Foundation, please contact