Footgolf, a score with the children!

On the 13th of October, 38 children from three different schools across Leeds came along to Leeds Golf Centre for a friendly Footgolf tournament. Headed by Joe and the rest of the academy team the children enjoyed a fun-filled day, with lots of smiles and laughter made possible by The Parklane Foundation and their initiativecalled Access to Golf, a scheme giving those who normally wouldn't have access to these facilities the chance.

The children filtered in for a quick brief with Joe, where they received a drink and snack then headed out towards the first hole. The tournament soon heated up when they were told there would be some friendly competition with the other school and also a prize for the best teacher.

The lovely weather meant for an even better day, the children were running down the course trying to get that perfect shot. Teachers were trusted to keep track of scores which were totted up at the end.

When the children finished their final hole, they made their way inside where they received fruit, sandwiches, chips, snacks and a bottled drink, all courtesy of The Parklane Foundation.

The Parklane Foundation helps to build better futures within local communities through fundraising initiatives, community-inspired projects and national charity partnerships.

After they were finished they all headed outside to see who was crowned the Champion. While the winning school and teacher were given their trophies, each child received their own medal to take home with them. All three schools were also given some golf teaching equipment to take back to school to utilise, really encourage them to carry on.

Days like these bring children from these inner-city school to facilities that they wouldn’t normally have access too. Access to Golf programme is working alongside schools for a long-term partnership to keep these children coming back to use what is available to them.


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