Joy of Moving moves online to support families

The Joy of Moving programme, operated in the local area by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, has been supporting Year Five children across EFL Communities in the UK for the past six years. The Joy of Moving programme has consisted of two elements; the Move and Learn project and Joy of Moving Festivals. More than 300,000 children have been introduced to moving and learning new skills all while having fun and playing.

Now, in challenging times with restrictions on movement, the programme will be online to help more families benefit from the fun games and activities. The aim is to teach children how to enjoy moving through play and to help them develop positive habits for their future. These are great games to play with your children to get them moving and most importantly playing.

The games and activities are based on the unique Joy of Moving methodology, developed by Ferrero with key independent parties including Foro Italico (Rome University) and the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI). This methodology inspires children to move through play across the world, whilst developing key skills in four major areas: physical fitness, motor coordination, cognitive functions and creativity and life skills.

This is not just another set of exercises or a cardiovascular workout which can often switch children off and make them feel under pressure. This is a method of offering a series of fun games to play with your family, in a way that they will enjoy. The games are short and bite sized, to get children moving and having fun! They can be done at home in a lounge, garden or any space you can find!

This will complement Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s #BeeatHome initiative that is keeping people active during the Covid-19 outbreak. A full range of what is on offer with #BeeatHome can be seen here.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the Joy of Moving games and activities on our social media channels and you can find them all on You’ll find a range of games and activities you can do at home including Elastic Bridge, The Mirror and The Cap Race. Join in to experience the Joy of Moving and bring that joy into your home! Share your fun moments through #JoyofMoving.