Mossend FC is pleased to announce that they have received a whopping £2000 from NHS Lanarkshire’s Health Improvement Fund to set up a new team for children who were born in 2005.
The money received will allow the coaches of Mossend FC to arrange the set up of the new team, consisting of 6 and 7 year olds from across North Lanarkshire, allowing them to take part in regular organised football matches on Saturday mornings.
Mossend FC has been in existence since 1963 and is run solely by volunteers, who are also parents of the children. The volunteers coach the children, helping them to make healthy, informed lifestyle choices.
Mark Leonard, Manager of the 2005 team, said today:
“We are delighted to have secured the financial support of NHS Lanarkshire. These funds will assist with our initial set up costs for kit, venue hire and participation in the Lanarkshire Football Development Association Match 4's at Ravenscraig on a Saturday morning.
"Mossend Football Club has a proven track record of having a positive impact on our children and the wider Communities across North Lanarkshire. Our new team for children born in 2005 aims to continue the traditions and ethos of the club, by nurturing not only the football skills of our player but help them make positive lifestyle choices as they grow into young adults.
"I would like to also thank Christine Reid of NHS Lanarkshire and Strathclyde Police, particularly Constable Alan Mulholland of Bellshill Police Office who suggested Mossend FC 2005 team as a new partner to promote NHSL health campaigns in the coming year.”
Christine Reid, of NHS Lanarkshire, added:
“Bellshill and Motherwell Health Improvement Team are delighted to work in partnership with Mossend Football Club 2005 who are improving the skills, confidence and fitness of children and parents in the Bellshill and Motherwell area. Being physically active as a child makes it more likely you will continue healthy activities into adulthood”.