Jeane Freeman, MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley and Minister for Social Security, met with Ayr United Football Academy’s Football for Life group at Somerset Park.
The Minister was very interested in the programme of Walking Football, Football Memories, Walking Group and the Donald Cameron Shed project.
A Scottish Government consultation on ‘A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections’ finished at the end of April and the Football for Life programmes are all successfully supporting individuals in the community to live a healthier lifestyle in which friendships are being made, loneliness is being tackled and social connections are being strengthened by an impressive programme of weekly Walking Football sessions at Troon, Prestwick, Ayr, Maybole and in future Girvan, weekly Walking Groups leaving every Tuesday from Somerset Park and monthly
Football Memories events being run at the Ally MacLeod Hospitality Suite and the Carrick Centre, Maybole.
The Minister complimented the Academy for its ‘fantastic outreach work’.