Cardiff City FC Foundation is pleased to announce it will be taking part in a number of activities as it pledges its support to the #iwill campaign.
#iwill is a UK-wide campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20-year-olds as possible by the year 2020. Through collaboration and partnership, it is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action, working to embed it in the journey of young people and create fresh opportunities for participation.
#iwill asks supporters to highlight the benefits of youth social action through new and existing events and activities.
Students and coaches at the Foundation will be aiming to do just that by hosting and participating in activities during the week commencing on Monday 21 November.
Students on the Foundation’s Strikers Education Programme will be showcasing how they can make a difference on the Tuesday 22nd November by building a park bench whilst attending a workshop at NU Life Furniture.
Such Youth Social Action improves social mobility through development of character strength and skills. It also shows the double-benefit of youth social action, to young people and their communities, and why they should get involved in the #iwill campaign.
There is also an engaging activity set to take place on Thursday 24th November. The Foundations BTEC Level 3 Futsal students have organised a game against the Foundation’s Walking Football Team.
Walking football is a variation on the beautiful game where running, jogging and sprinting are penalised. It aims to reintroduce players to a match situation whilst helping to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.
Futsal students will be integrating what they’ve learnt from being coached and competing in Futsal into a walking football session. They will then compete against our experienced and successful walking football side.
The game will help break down barriers between the two generations, as well as increasing Youth Social Action engagement in health & well-being care.
Amongst other positive impacts, the Foundation hopes the experience will create a generation of lifelong volunteers.