Leinster and Irish rugby star, Ian Madigan, along with Irish soccer international, Stephanie Roche, are calling on schools from all over Westmeath - and the rest of the country - to take part in a challenge that provides all school-goers, from junior infants right up to Leaving Certificate level, with the opportunity to compete against each other (and their teachers ) in a race or a penalty shoot-out for charity.
The fundraiser hopes to boost fitness levels amongst children and teenagers, and also raise money and awareness for some of GOAL’s programmes for vulnerable children throughout the developing world.
Participants can organise a race or penalty shootout competition in their class or school at any stage between now and the end of June.
GOAL CEO, Barry Andrews said: “GOAL has always used sport as a means to help educate children about poverty. We are encouraging schools from all over the country to get involved again this year, sign up and help us tell young people about some of the big issues taking place in the poorest parts of the world.”
Schools can run their GOAL Sports Challenge at any stage before the end of the school term. For schools interested in signing up email [email protected], contact Maura Lennon on (087 ) 9146837, or visit www.goal.ie