Rovers players take to the Atlantic waters as they enjoy surf lesson
WITH Sligo Rovers not in competitive action at the weekend, the team swapped their football boots for surfboards instead.
Manager Gerard Lyttle organised a surprise surf lesson in Strandhill with some of the players doing slightly better than the others!
Seamus McGoldrick, surf instructor with iSurfIreland Surf School in Strandhill, was their instructor for the lesson on Friday.
He said: “Gerard Lyttle called me last Wednesday to arrange a surprise surf lesson with the squad on Friday.
“I think the lads got a shock and the really has a laugh and a the squad was in high spirits afterwards.
“They all seemed to enjoy the lesson and really took to surfing,” he added.
In other news, Rovers’ Kyle Mc Fadden and Micheál Schlingerman collected their awards for May and June’s player of the month which is kindly sponsored by local jewellers Wehrlys Bros.
Each month, the fans are afforded the opportunity to vote for their player of the month by means of a public vote on social media.
The club thanked everyone at Wehrlys for their kind sponsorship and continued support of the club.
The club’s 2017 Summer Camps, sponsored by the Sligo Champion, came to a close on Friday after eight hugely successful weeks.
The Summer Camps, which began on July 3rd, provided huge numbers each week making it the biggest summer for camps in the clubs history.
This year also witnessed the introduction of an optional breakfast club before the camp, which also proved very popular amongst the kids.
Shane Crossan, co- ordinator, said they were a brilliant success and thanked everyone, including players, coaches and parents, who helped out in what was a very busy few weeks.