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Scotland and Blackburn Rovers star Jordan Rhodes returns to school

Today (Wednesday 22nd January 2014) Scotland football star Jordan Rhodes returned to his hometown school, Cairneyhill Primary School, in Fife to be unveiled as the newest Tesco Bank Community Ambassador.

The Blackburn Rovers striker is promoting the Tesco Bank Football Challenge project in partnership with the Scottish FA and will also support other activity including the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland and Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools.

Pupils at Cairneyhill had the opportunity to meet the returning hero and enjoyed a football coaching session with Scottish FA staff.

The Tesco Bank Football Challenge is a four-year community programme run in partnership with the Scottish FA. The project introduces football to Primary Two and Primary Three children (six to eight years old) across Scotland to help get them engaged in a healthy and active lifestyle.

A remarkable 72,000 children across more than 1,800 schools in Scotland have now engaged with the country’s leading football participation programme. Teachers and volunteers continue to enjoy the Scottish FA’s in-service programme with over 3,500 now trained to support the growth of football in schools.

Jordan Rhodes, Tesco Bank Community Ambassador, said,

“It’s fantastic to be supporting such a successful grassroots football project and being here at Cairneyhill brings back lots of great memories. The kids taking part today in the Tesco Bank Football Challenge are having fun whilst staying active – which is what it is all about!”

Adele Mills, Community Investment Manager at Tesco Bank, added,

“Jordan is a great example of how much can be achieved at a young age through hard work and determination. We are delighted to welcome him as the newest Tesco Bank Community Ambassador and are sure he will be an inspiration for all the children involved in our programmes.”

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