Red Sky Foundation and Pathway Soccer Help to ‘Kick Start’ Children’s Dreams.
Global Football Experience Provider, Pathway Soccer have joined forces with leading cardiac health charity Red Sky Foundation to provide once in a lifetime experiences for children living with complex heart conditions at some of the world’s biggest football clubs.
Pathway Soccer is a football experience provider making memories for children while working with some of the biggest names in world football. Matchday experiences at treble-winning Manchester City, ‘Spanish giants’ Real Madrid, the ‘German juggernauts’ Borussia Dortmund and ‘Premier League powerhouse’, Newcastle United are just some clubs the organisation has brought in to allow boys and girls to get closer to the action.
Children from schools and Grassroots Teams are taken into the heartbeat of the chosen clubs, where they are given the opportunity to train exclusively with club coaches at their training facilities, tour the iconic stadiums, take in the action of a first team men’s or women’s fixture while also having the opportunity to test themselves in a friendly match against local opposition.
Dan Minhinnett and Sergio Petrucci (2023)
Boldon Girls Football Club (2023)
Pathway Soccer also provide overseas warm weather training camps in Europe and North America, perfect for preparing for the season ahead with a pre-season tour, mid-season conditioning work or a team bonding experience.
The collaboration between Red Sky Foundation and Pathway Soccer is designed to help children build confidence, competence, connections, and the partnership will bring communities and children of all abilities together to enjoy exclusive visits to the clubs in the Pathways Soccer network.
The partnership with Pathway Soccer, gives children the opportunity to exercise and maintain healthy heart function. Research shows that regular physical activity can boost self-esteem, mood and sleep quality – which is incredibly important for children and adults in today’s world.
Dan Minhinnett, Managing Director of Pathway Soccer, explained “I discovered Red Sky Foundation after my son came home from a workshop at his school; he was full of excitement after learning all about healthy hearts, lifesaving CPR and the support they give to children and adults living with heart disease. The organisation made such an impact on my 8-year-old and I’m delighted to form a long term partnership with Team Red Sky to help give poorly children receiving cardiac care the same opportunities we give to thousands of youngsters enjoying grassroots sport.”
“Red Sky Foundation founder, Sergio Petrucci MBE added, “Joining forces with Pathway Soccer’s programme is an extremely exciting opportunity to give the children and the families we support the chance to make some extra special memories with some of the world’s biggest teams on the football stage and I’m thrilled to learn of positive impact we will have on more people.”
Pathways Soccer is inviting clubs and coaches to apply for places on their experience programmes and create unforgettable experiences by visiting their website www.pathwaysoccer.uk.
Pathway Soccer Experience with Manchester City (2023)