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Projects Still Game

Providing hope, dignity and a renewed sense of purpose to elderly people

The overall goal of the SPFL Trust’s Still Game project is to provide hope, dignity and a renewed sense of purpose to elderly people in the communities that surround 12 of our clubs. This is achieved through activities that will stimulate awareness in a variety of areas and give the participants a sense of belonging to the football club that can be used to help them become active members in their communities.

“The Still Game project is a fantastic example of how sport can be used to change the lives of people, whether younger or older. Indeed, the Still Game project is particularly impressive since it focuses on supporting the older people in our communities, many of whom are often overlooked nowadays. A great deal of credit should go to both the SPFL Trust as well as all of the clubs involved for delivering such a successful project.”

Olly Dawson, UK Grants Programme Manager, Comic Relief

The main aims of the Still Game project are:

  • Provide hope and dignity to people neglected in society
  • To help them re-engage with society using the football club as the vehicle to achieve this
  • Increase physical activity levels
  • Increase awareness of mental health issues and knowledge of where to get help
  • Participants to lead healthier lifestyles
  • To signpost individuals to places within communities that they can best make use of their skills
  • Bringing young and older people together to tackle inter-generational stereotypes

“The programme was very proffesionally run… with excellent empathy and respect for our age group. The choice of excercise actvities throughout and meeting players from the ICT team was great.”

Robert MacDonald – inverness Caledonian Thistle FC

Interested in getting involved in the Still Game project? Simply click on your club below and get in touch via their contact details.

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