Saints in the Community is the charitable arm of St. Johnstone Football Club, and everyone involved works tirelessly to deliver fantastic projects throughout Perth and Kinross using football as a tool to improve people's lives.
From community coaching sessions and making school visits for the kids, to the fantastic Football Memories sessions and walking football for adults, Saints in the Community is making a huge difference to people's lives throughout the local area.
Here is just a taster of what those involved with the Trust have lined up in the next few weeks!
WEAR RED DAY
On Saturday 6th October, Saints in the Community hosted a Wear Red Day in aid of Show Racism the Red Card whereby all parents and participants were encouraged to wear something red at their Soccer Saturday sessions. Sessions ran at a suggested donation of £4 with half of all total donations going to the Show Racism the Red Card education charity.
Saints in the Community extend a massive thank you to all who attended - they raised a fantastic £348!!
Brogan the Beagle and the St. Johnstone first team players all made appearances throughout the morning while participants took part in fun drills and matches.
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
If you’re struggling with your mental health support is available at McDiarmid Park:
Andy’s Man Club - Monday’s at 7PM in the Muirton Suite at McDiarmid Park. Pop along for a cuppy, a chat and a laugh. It’s okay not to be okay!
SAINTS Academy – Aims to harness the power of football to promote mental health and provide a support structure for those who are affected by a range of mental health and wellbeing issues. Training regularly takes place at McDiarmid Park and participants have an opportunity to attend league fixtures.
The Saints in the Community Goalgetters Holiday programme runs throughout the October Holidays and provides football fun for boys and girls aged 5 to 16-years-old at McDiarmid Park. Simply turn up and play (£5 per session).
McDiarmid Park - 1PM to 2:30PM from Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th October.
Mini Kidz (McDiarmid Park) sessions for 3 to 5-year-olds - 1PM to 2PM (£4 per session) on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th October.
Goalkeepers (McDiarmid Park) for budding ‘keepers aged 9 to 16-years-old - 1PM to 2:30PM on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th October.
Everyone who attends a holiday course will receive a family ticket for a Saints home fixture (one ticket per two-day course).
Walking Football is becoming increasingly popular. It offers an active lifestyle and social benefits while participating in the sport you love! Men and women over 50 are welcomed to attend the Saints in the Community sessions which take place every Thursday at 7:30pm on the synthetic pitch at McDiarmid Park - there is no requirement to pre-book, simply turn up and pay £4 upon arrival.
SCHOOL HEALTH WEEK
The Saints in the Community coaches were invited to attend Balhousie Primary School’s ‘Health Week’ last week to deliver fun team races and physical activity exercises. The Community Trust are always delighted to engage with our local community.
To keep up to date with the latest news from Saints in the Community, you can follow the Trust on the channels below.
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