Volvic water sponsorship

Danone/Volvic has agreed to sponsor Hotshots LDN with water for all of our participants. 

This is an amazing opportunity for us and will further aid us in not only providing excellent football sessions, but also gives us the chance to further show the children why staying hydrated is so important during physical activity, especially a sport as demanding as football is. We can now also ensure that every child has enough water to perform and concentrate to the best of their ability during our sessions. The days of forgetting to pack a water bottle for your little ones are finally over!

On Friday 17th February we received the first delivery. We received 1000 water bottles, all child friendly, half of the bottles had sports cap on them to minimise spills and the other half had Star wars and Frozen characters on them which should make drinking water a bit more fun for our mini shots (4-6 year olds).

We'd like to say a massive thank you to Danone and Volvic for believing in our vision of enhancing a happy and healthy lifestyle in children through football.

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Why is football a good introductory sport for children ?

There are certainly many advantages of football for children and one of the best advantages is to increase their fitness and to show them how important regular exercise is from a young age.  Football is also an aerobic sport and getting kids involved in playing will surely enable them to maintain their health better as they grow up. Playing Football regularly shall also create muscle strength, especially in the legs. This results in higher energy levels which will enable them to maintain focus better on tasks over time, as their stamina and all-round fitness levels improve.

Apart from the physical benefits of football to children, there are various life-skill benefits as well, that the majority of parents may not understand at the beginning.  Football is a team sport and being that, it is a perfect way to help a child develop social skills and make new friends as they get to interact with new people of a similar age, with one common interest at least.  In this sport, players are supposed to work and collaborate as a team and for that communication skills are very much important.  This develops great communication skills amongst the kids and teaches them how to get their point across and take on board instructions to implement immediately, as well as helping them to be a part of a team, where all players are expected to contribute and adjust to enable the team to work most effectively.

Another benefit of football for kids is that it is an amazing way of promoting self-image and confidence.  One of the main factors that distinguishes this sport from other sports is that it is completely based on team work and recognition of other team members as one unit.  This enhances the children’s self-esteem and leadership skills.

One more benefit of football for kids is the competitive aspect. The sport introduces them to competition and teaches them how to win gracefully as well as the importance of de-briefing and communicating amongst team mates what went wrong if they were to lose,  giving them an understanding of how to approach that situation differently next time.  It gives them a motivation to strive for. Learning about competition and how to deal with its ups and downs is necessary for every child, as they will be in many competitive environments throughout their lifetimes, whether it be at School or work. With all of the skills the kids learn, they take them forward in their life’s and they will be a winner for sure in future as they know how to support others as well as gaining the knowledge of how important team work is when it comes to achieving a target. These kids will later in life know that one cannot be selfish and think about himself or herself only.