Workhorse Generation, the community arm of East Stirlingshire FC completed our first EVER community engagement sessions in two local primary schools. Club director Fraser Cromar was joined by first team manager Pat Scullion and new signing defender Jamie Pyper at Bantaskin and Hallglen primary schools recently
Sessions with the kids included talking of the importance of eating and drinking healthily as well as keeping active. The pupils also had the opportunity to ask pat and Jamie questions on all things football as well as their personal experiences of playing games and what they liked to eat and drink through their playing careers, however no visit would have been complete without getting the footballs out and showing the guys some of their silky skills!
Before leaving we had one final treat, All the pupils from the four classes visited are invited along with two adults each to our first home game of the 2023/24 season to cheer Pat and the boys on!
On top of that Workhorse Generation have also asked the schools to nominate two pupils each who have done something exceptional this year, this doesn't need to be simply academical, It can be for doing something well, for overcoming a difficult spell or simply for being kind and caring. The pupils nominated will then be invited to a home game as club mascots this coming season where they will again meet Pat and Jamie to lead the team out of the tunnel.
Fraser said ''Community engagement is key to building the foundations of this club, we want to build the club in a way that fans and the community are proud of. From day we one we have been transparent about the need to improve things on the park. However, to realise the ambition of having a sustainable and socially responsible football club that is fit for the future we need to be active off the park also, this initiative is just the first step of that process and more to follow shortly.''