Katic and Halliday share Joy of Moving

Tue 17th March 2020

Andy Halliday and Nikola Katic helped to inspire kids from St Mary's Primary School towards a healthier future earlier this month, as part of the Rangers Charity Foundation’s ‘Joy of Moving’ project in association with the SPFL Trust.

The Rangers duo took time out to play football with the pupils, answer questions about their young careers and talk about the importance of fitness and diet, not just for athletes but for everyone.

Commenting on the visit, Halliday said: “It was great to visit St Mary’s Primary School today, see what the children get up to on a daily basis and join in!

“As players, it’s important for us to act as positive role models and I’ve really enjoyed speaking with the kids about living a healthy lifestyle. I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did!”

The ‘Joy of Moving’ programme works with kids aged 9-10 years in schools across the city toencourage physical activity and promote a healthy diet. The children have been learning about nutrition and taking part in football sessions with Rangers Charity Foundation coaches for several weeks, so were able to impress the players with their knowledge and skills.

Rangers Charity Foundation’s Senior Community Executive, Jordan Boyd, added: “It was great to have Andy and Nikola down at the school to see the Joy of Moving progamme in action. 

“As players who have worked hard and made it to professional football, they’re great role models for the kids who can see how important taking care of themselves has been for their careers.

“Joy of Moving is a six week course we run through the school term and it really focuses on educating the students and helping them to build their knowledge and form positive habits that will stand them in good stead for their entire lives. We want to help create healthier communities for the future, and we believe projects like this really work in achieving that.”

1,800 children in the Glasgow area take part in the programme each year, encouraging future generations to embrace a healthy lifestyle.  Thank you to the SPFL Trust and Ferrero UK for their support of Joy of Moving.

Tags: health and wellbeing / education