SPFL Trust & Partner Scottish Water Nominated For Football Business Award
Written By SPFL Trust Media Centre
The SPFL Trust has been nominated for a prestigious award because of a project which works with thousands of children in Scotland.
The Football Business Awards, which will be held at Stamford Bridge on November 5, shortlisted the Trust’s H2-O programme for the Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme category.
Derek Allison, SPFL Trust Operation Manager, said:
“To be a finalist in the Football Business Awards 2015 in the category of Best Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme is a great achievement when you consider the other finalists nominated.”
Simon Burton, a partner of the Football Business Awards, said:
“Football’s raw heartbeat has always been in the community, so it is no surprise that the CSR category is one of the most fiercely contested in the Football Business Awards.
The work of the SPFL Trust is exceptional and this nomination a great testament to the work of the team.”
The H2-O project is aimed at 3,000 primary school children and is delivered in partnership with Scottish Water and three professional clubs – East Fife FC, Elgin FC and Queen of the South FC – and is of no cost to participants.
The Scottish Professional Football Trust acknowledges that the success of the project, with our partners at Scottish Water, would not have received the recognition it has without the great work and professionalism of the Clubs and their coaches who have delivered the programme in the many schools in their areas.
Sessions are split into two 40-minute parts: an interactive classroom based session focusing on ‘The Water Cycle’ and ‘Our Bodies and Water’, and a physical activity session.
Kids are rewarded with a voucher for a free family match ticket to a game at the respective clubs, a certificate and a water bottle.
The Football Business Awards celebrate the unsung heroes working behind the scenes in the football industry.
Article written by Ryan Rowe.