A special Daily Mile has taken place at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park to join global celebrations of World Daily Mile Day and highlight the positive benefits that daily activity has on the physical and mental health of children.
Children from Fane Street Primary School joined Northern Ireland international Niall McGinn, Irish FA Foundation director James Thompson, Daily Mile Northern Ireland co-chairs Dr Barbara McConnell and Dr Brenda McKay-Redmond, Stranmillis University vice-president Dr Ken Gibson and final year Early Childhood students to celebrate World Daily Mile Day with a Daily Mile around the famous pitch at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.
Irish FA Foundation director James Thompson said: “The Irish FA Foundation inspires a love for physical activity amongst young people in schools and communities across Northern Ireland and we were delighted to host this special World Daily Mile Day celebration to promote the benefits of Daily Mile activity for all children and young people.”
Daily Mile Northern Ireland co-chairs Dr Barbara McConnell and Dr Brenda McKay-Redmond said: “It is an historic occasion to celebrate World Daily Mile Day with the children of Fane Street Primary School, who represent 44 different world languages, at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.
“The Daily Mile helps children to run, jog, walk or roll for 15 minutes every day with an ethos of physical activity for fun and encourages children to be aware of their health and make connections with their peers and teachers. This famous venue and the support from the Irish FA will hopefully inspire more young boys and girls to participate in the Daily Mile and maybe even become Northern Ireland footballers of the future."
Further information on World Daily Mile Day and the Daily Mile is available at