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St John's wins first Strike A Balance football competition

  • 17 February 2011 13:33
  • Posted byTom Flower

Young people from St John’s Primary School in Chorlton were the first winners of the Strike a Balance football competition this week.

The school were presented with their trophy and medals by ex-City goal keeper and CITC’s Executive Manager Alex Williams MBE.

Strike a Balance is City in the Community’s newest health initiative for primary school that will see the community scheme offer a free five-week programme to 120 primary schools in Manchester.

The scheme, which is delivered in partnership with Manchester Healthy Schools and Manchester City Council, will reach 3,600 young people a year and is aimed at 9 and10 year olds.

Strike a Balance will use the example of the diet of MCFC footballers to help young people realise that healthy food does not have to be boring.

Each session covers a different area of healthy eating and is followed by a football session.  Topics covered include:

• The balance of good health
• Why we eat what we eat
• The importance of physical activity
• Cooking healthy, balanced meals

Since the programme was launched in January 36 primary schools have registered to take part in the initiative and every school that takes part in the programme is invited to take part in a football tournament against other participating schools.

For more information about Strike a Balance please contact Healthy Schools Project Manager Lisa Kimpton on 0161 438 7711 or e-mail

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