31st January 2013
Midnight Football and new Midnight Dance sessions start up this weekend
This year’s Bank of Scotland Midnight Football sessions kick off again on Saturday evening at the Clickimin Leisure Complex, offering free indoor football for young people between the ages of 12 and 16 years. New this year is a Midnight Dance programme for teenagers to learn some new dance moves with dance instructor, Jane McLaren.
Midnight Football leagues have taken place across Scotland for over five years, led by the Scottish Football Association, to provide an alternative activity for young people on evenings and weekends.
Midnight Football sessions in Shetland have proved popular with teenage boys, with all equipment, such as bibs and footballs, provided and games overseen by youth workers and neighbourhood support workers.
SIC’s Sports Development Officer, Bob Kerr, says: “Midnight Football has always been popular and we’d like to grow the programme this year with the new Midnight Dance programme, which will be on at the same time at Clickimin. We hope that this will offer more healthy alternative activities for young people to enjoy.”
The Bank of Scotland Midnight Football and Midnight Dance programmes are delivered through a partnership between Shetland Islands Council and Shetland Recreational Trust, with support from the Scottish Football Association and funding from the Scottish Government’s Cashback for Communities scheme.