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Sports Connections Foundation launches ‘SCF Euro’s Challenge’

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

We've created a fun challenge for everyone to get involved with to raise money for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people and children.

Get involved in the fun through sharing a football trick video and you could win a prize.

As a children’s charity that uses sport to inspire children and young people, we've launched a Euro 2020 football trick challenge for people to take part in to celebrate the tournament whilst raising vital funds for disadvantaged children and young people. The challenge, named ‘SCF Euro’s Challenge’ encourages children and adults to send a short video of themselves doing a football skill or trick through sharing on social media using the hashtag #SCFEUROS.

The skill or trick can be as fun or technical as you like and could range from ‘keepie uppies’ to chipping a ball into a wheelie bin or to scoring a goal in your back garden. We want people to get creative. You do not have to use a football to take part, and could even do the trick with your hands or with another person.

Participants can nominate friends and family to also take part in the challenge. People will share their video to the charity on either Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn using #SCFEUROS. They can use this challenge to raise funds for disadvantaged children and young people through donating £2 by texting 'Donate SCF EUROS' to 88802.

Football is in the DNA of our charity, after being set up in 2010 by former professional footballer Junior McDougald, and so it is the perfect opportunity for us to use the major tournament to help generate vital funds to support more children and young people. Sports Connections Foundation uses its sports related programmes such as Sporting Wishes and Pro-Kick Schools challenge to support, inspire and educate disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people. The charity understands the importance of sport and football in building confidence and developing teamwork skills for children through running its Pro-Kick Schools challenge for the last 10 years.

SCF’s 5 favourite videos will go to a public vote and the winner will receive a prize! The challenge is the perfect opportunity for people to get outside and have some fun whilst contributing to a great cause. It will also see ambassadors of the charity get involved, such as professional footballers Gwion Edwards and Alex Samuel. Stay tuned to our social media pages for more!

Wycombe Wanderers forward, Alex Samuels said: “We’ve all been waiting a long time for the Euros, so it will be great for people to celebrate now the tournament is finally here and support Sports Connections Foundation whilst doing so.

As a kid I used to use a wall in my back garden to bounce the ball off to help work on my first touch, I used to spend hours kicking the ball against it. It was a great way to pass the time and get some stress out!”

Sports Connections Foundation (SCF) is an amazing charity that uses sport to help and inspire so many vulnerable children and young people, and it will be brilliant to see people contribute through the challenge.


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