Published: 12th November 2015
Dundee United today officially launched KIKO United, its new partnership with Dundee City Council’s Kick-It Kick-Off learning centre. The project aims to use the power of football to help school pupils with additional support needs. Young people who take part in Kick-It Kick-Off were in attendance to officially launch the new phase of the project at Tannadice. Dundee United officials and youth player Matty Smith were joined by Dundee City Council depute education convener Councillor Gregor Murray and education officers at the event. Councillor Murray said: “Kick-It Kick-Off has been running successfully in the city for over 15 years. “A recent initiative of the project has helped a group of young people to focus on health and wellbeing issues and it has made a positive difference to their lifestyles. “I would like to thank Dundee United for forming this partnership with Kick-It Kick-Off and look forward to hearing about new developments in the future. “Dundee United have provided brilliant resources that have included the use of the GA Arena, tours of the stadium and access to first team players.” Community Manager Gordon Grady added: “Dundee United have fully embraced the Kick-It Kick-Off project. The initiative completely ties in with our community objective to educate young people through the powerful tool of football and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.” Kick-It Kick-Off is part of Dundee City Council’s Children and Families Department and offers learning support to children and young people from city primary and secondary schools.