Valhalla Foundation embarks on South Liverpool quest
Wednesday 12th September 2012
Valhalla Foundation announces expansion into South Liverpool
The Widnes Vikings Valhalla Foundation has announced a unique partnership with the 2020 Decade of Health and Wellbeing in Liverpool to work closely with Primary Schools in South Liverpool.
Valhalla staff will be busy working in schools in Garston, Speke and Wavertree during this academic year delivering specialist coaching and related activities based around the themes of the Decade of Health and Wellbeing agenda of "Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, and Give".
Schoolchildren from the participating schools will also visit Stobart Stadium Halton for "Vikings Experience" Days, mini-festivals and match day experiences.
A Valhalla spokesman commented: "This is a really exciting opportunity for the Valhalla Foundation to lead the way into South Liverpool. Our Foundation coaches have already worked with some of the schools as a pilot project and the enthusiasm of these Liverpool children was infectious.
"There is no doubt that this new unique venture will see an army of Liverpool children and their families become Vikings fans and who knows, we may unearth some Vikings Super League players of the future".
Pictured: Andy Hull (Director, 2020 Decade of Health and Wellbeing, Liverpool) receiving a signed Widnes Vikings shirt from Tony McDermott (Chair, Valhalla Foundation), Roger Harrison, (Valhalla Foundation Manager), Ben Morris (Valhalla Foundation Community Co-ordinator), and of course Kemik the Viking to mark the beginning of the partnership.
Image by Ste Jones