Budding footballers at West Leeds Juniors are set to benefit from a healthier diet, thanks to a link up with Armley-based The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP).
TRJFP is a global network of pay as you feel cafés, which originated in Armley with Armley Junktion. Set up by chef Adam Smith, it diverts food destined for waste and uses it to create delicious and healthy meals.
Speaking about the partnership, West Leeds Juniors chairman Jamie Grand said the partnership would provide help and information around healthy eating for local youngsters as well as a series of soon-to-be-announced events. Mr Grand said:
“We are delighted to be working alongside a charity which has achieved so much. Adam Smith has inspired us to want to educate young people on healthy living, and this partnership gives us a real opportunity to bring this to life.
“We will be looking to hold some specific events in the weeks and months ahead, including Pay-As-You-Feel Bistros and a Health and Wellbeing day at our First Touch Football classes.
“Together, we will be providing our members with regular advice and information around healthy eating and lifestyle choices.”
Mr Grand said the partnership would top into a key aspect of the club’s philosophy – health and wellbeing.
Awards and warehouses
The Real Junk Food Project was a judges’ choice winner at the recent prestigious Fortnum and Mason Food and Drink Awards 2017. Last year they opened the world’s first food waste supermarket on Grangefield Industrial Estate in Pudsey.
West Leeds Dispatch’s Anna Riley recently paid the warehouse a visit to check on their progress:
First Touch Football sessions
Youngsters are invited to try West Leeds Juniors’ First Touch Football sessions, an introduction to the world of sport through football for children in Year 1 at school.
Sessions run every Saturday during school term in the sports hall at Swallow Hill Community College, Armley.
New members are always welcome and the first session is free.
For further information contact Jamie Grand on 07957 320857 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.