Fyffes Partners with Irish Olympians Phil Healy and David Gillick in Search for Ireland's Fittest School
- by Lilian Diep
IRELAND - On a mission to promote health and wellbeing to today’s younger generations, the Fyffes Fit Squad is back at it again. Rolling out a competitive new campaign, Fyffes has teamed up with two Irish Olympians, Cork sprinter Phil Healy and fellow athlete and Dubliner David Gillick, in an online quest to find Ireland’s Fittest School.
As it embarks on its search, the popular Olympians have recorded a series of workouts that are “fit for even the least active” to develop exercise routines they hope schools will adopt as part of their physical education curriculum, according to a press release.
One school will be chosen as Ireland’s Fittest School, and will receive a visit from Healy and Gillick, the Fit Squad ambassadors, and €5,000 worth of sports equipment ($5,796 USD). Monthly and spot prize rewards will also be presented throughout the competition.
Furthering its commitment to promote fitness and healthy eating amongst the younger generations, the Fyffes Fit Squad program has been introduced to 20,000 plus individuals in a series of live school visits since its inception three years ago. Last year, the team went online when schools were forced to close, and is now looking forward to resuming live sessions in schools when conditions permit.
The competition will run from November through April, and the overall winner will be announced in May. Registration for the competition is officially open online.
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