Everyone knows the impact that Angelo Alessio’s team are making on the pitch this season, and that same fine work is being carried on away from the field.
Local engineering giants Precision Tooling have been one of the signings of the season since they put pen to paper on a sponsorship deal with the club’s community arm, the Kilmarnock Community Sports Trust (KCST), this summer.
And thanks to that generous support from businessmen Allan Brese and Graeme Ross, KCST coaches have been able to kick-off several transformative projects to help young people who need it most across Ayrshire.
The school programme which runs from September to December is a 4 week programme during school hours and six weeks of sessions for girls after school. The funding allows KCST coaches to go into local primary schools and deliver fun football taster sessions for primaries 1-7 and engage the whole schools in physical activity, health and well-being.
Go Fitba is a 12 week programme aimed at East Ayrshire primary schools. It’s two hours of educational and football fun – delivered to 16 local young people.
They got the chance to follow in the footsteps of their heroes and enjoy sessions on the Rugby Park pitch. The sessions consist of motor movements, social interaction and team building skills.
The session then goes inside where the young people get a 2-course meal which includes fruit and soup for starter before going onto a healthy balanced main meal.
Precision Tooling’s support has allowed us to provide this to two schools – Hillhead Primary and Shortlees Primary
KCST had plenty of exciting, fun filled programmes across the October school holidays; with lots of events across East Ayrshire and a programme at Rugby Park
Popping into various schools throughout the week, our expert coaches put on a variety of games such as football, tennis, volleyball, along with the chance to get their creative juices flowing with arts and crafts classes, a special IT Lounge and, of course, the famous Hexagol with the best time across the week being 28 seconds!
In addition to this – 30 children from the community got the chance to spend the week at Rugby Park in a special programme. Youngsters had the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite players: getting the chance to watch the team train and get autographs,
A fun afternoon of Killie quizzes, football fun on the street pitch and a 2-course healthy meal provided by the Kilmarnock FC hospitality team followed to round off a perfect day.