Utilita Power of Sport
Supported by Britain's leading supplier of Pay As You Go energy, Utilita, this programme provides a fun football programme for children and young people at risk of of poor health and well-being. Because health matters.
The health and welfare of our community is vital to us at the United Foundation. With Britain's growing issue of an overweight population and sedentary lifestyles our partnerships with the NHS and Change4Life targets children who are inactive, at-risk of becoming overweight or obese, We involved them in regular, structured physical activity. We place a real focus on engaging children in some of the most disadvantaged areas in Leeds.
Pupils at Middleton Primary in Leeds became the first school to learn how the speed and movement of Leeds United stars Kalvin Phillips and Ronaldo Vieira transfers to scientific energy output and the number of sprints and miles required to power their home electricity and watch their heroes on Sky Sports.
Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips said: “I’ve really enjoyed meeting the children involved with the Power of Sport programme and helping them understand how our sprints and movement in a game relate to energy in the home.
“It’s great to see pupils link their favourite sports with important and sometimes complex, science lessons. The enthusiasm and desire to learn has been inspirational and really impressive.”
We believe in reigniting the basics– eat well and exercise more. These key messages also outline the importance of a healthy lifestyle including education on food and health, smoking and the importance of regular physical activity.
Our ‘stealth’ approach also encourages parents and families to partake in physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices via the use of ‘Healthy Living Days’ and galas. By using football based activities for innovative learning material, we hope to inspire children and young people to improve their diet and nutrition and live a healthier lifestyle.
For more details or to sign up your school or child for the Utilita Power of Sport programme, email us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0113 367 6307