More than 250 children from across the borough joined Everyone Active and Boro Soccer Schools to take part in a unique event at Riverside Stadium on Sunday (3 June).
Boro Soccer Schools, and Everyone Active joined forces to deliver a one-off event that provided local children with the opportunity to take part in a range of football activities, in celebration of the upcoming World Cup.
The young footballers were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as they walked out of the players tunnels onto the pitch where they lined up in front of spectators to sing the national anthem.
Following the national anthem, the youngsters went onto play in a series of matches on Riversides Pitch, and were awarded with their very own medals as an accolade of the day. Mascots, Roary and Bee Active joined the children for a kick-about, while Cheerstars generated enthusiasm throughout the tournament and delivered routines on the side-lines to spur players on.
“We are thrilled that so many children were able to join us for this fantastic event. We are passionate about providing opportunities for children across the borough to take part in physical activity and we look forward to welcoming the children and their families for the Ali Brownlee 3km fun run next month.”
Participants and their families will also be entering this year’s Ali Brownlee 3km fun run, which is being delivered by Everyone Active in partnership with Middlesbrough Council on Sunday 1 July.
Everyone Active’s football programme in partnership with Boro Soccer Schools was launched in 2015 and now hosts over 600 children across 50 teams who play their home games at Middlesbrough Sports Village. Sessions are available for children between 3 and 16.