I’m delighted to have been asked to set an art challenge for youngsters by the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation.

The charity have launched a new initiative called Succeed with Stan which aims to engage young people in a series of challenges and events that encourage the 7 values that Sir Stan lived and played by; enthusiasm, respect, honesty, warmth, do your best, sportsmanship and teamwork.

Sir Stanley Matthews Competition

Part of the Succeed with Stan initiative is the Stan’s Super Skills challenges which will be staged every 2 months by the charity. For this first challenge I have asked children to paint or draw a still life of something relating to their favourite football or sports team along with a reason as to why they would want to celebrate the item as a work of art.

The piece could feature their favourite player, favourite kit or maybe an item from the first match that they went to such as a programme or a scarf.

You can find out more about the competition over on their new website: Succeed with Stan.

Succeed with Stan

For any youngsters interested in having a go at this challenge, the Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation have organised a brilliant prize for this one… an England football shirt signed by England international and Tottenham Hotspur star Eric Dier!

The closing date to enter this challenge is the 18th July 2019 and you can find out all about where to send your entries to here.

I’m really look forward to seeing and judging the works of art!

About the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation

The Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation was formed in 2000 and helps give young people access to sports through providing grants to train more sports coaches and partnering with sports organisations to put on training sessions for young people.

Since it was founded the charity has already helped over 500,000 young people all over the world to enjoy sport, completing projects across the UK and in Uganda, Ghana and India.

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