|TACC Football Club|
TACC were proud to announce the launch in April 2010 of the TACC FC, a concept created by Spartans Community Football Academy and launched with TACC's support.
Each Friday evening at Spartan's ground in North Edinburgh, local children are invited to play football, enjoy a hot, nutritous meal, and spend time with their friends playing pool, WII etc. The children live in one of Scotland most deprived areas and are referred to us by local agencies that work with disadvantaged children.
Spartans manage the programme and provide the facilities and staff, while TACC provide fund the programme.
The plan is to extend the programme to other areas of Scotland.
What is it?
A programme run in conjunction with Scottish football clubs to enhance the health and well-being of children in areas of poverty.
Although the experience will be slightly different at each club the basis will remain the same, offering local children:
In the areas of Scotland where it is most needed, TACC FC will promote:
Outdoor sport and exercise
Ensuring that the children get the opportunity of outdoor exercise at least once per week
Youth football development
Offering the children coaching by the countries top football clubs and qualified coaches
Engaging with adults
In areas where single parent families are common, offering the children the chance to engage with adults in a fun and relaxed atmosphere (as opposed to teachers, social workers and police)
The children will all be referred to TACC and the partner Clubs by local agencies who work with disadvantaged children within the 8-12 years age range. In addition the Clubs may already have identified youths through their various community programmes.
What does good look like?
‘Good’ will be the service being popular and well attended, with more children looking to join than we can accommodate (we would never stop a child from attending even if max numbers had been achieved, we would find a way to feed them), with more and more children being referred and the project being held up as an example of Best Practice in the area.
Would your local club be interested?
If you have links to a football club that you think would be interested in providing this services to local children, and has the facilities and resource to do so, please get in touch with TACC to discuss potential funding.