An­other hugely suc­cess­ful sum­mer camp at the Show­grounds

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THE 2018 Sligo Rovers sum­mer camps, spon­sored by the Sligo Cham­pion, con­cluded on a high re­cently,

Af­ter nine hugely suc­cess­ful weeks of fun and foot­ball at the Show­grounds in July and Au­gust, the camps proved to be one of the most pop­u­lar kids camps in the re­gion yet again with over nine hun­dred chil­dren tak­ing part over the nine weeks.

The chil­dren trav­elled from near and far to par­tic­i­pate, with coun­tries such as Spain, Por­tu­gal, Italy, Poland and the Czech Repub­lic all rep­re­sented on the camp through­out the sum­mer.

This year also saw each par­tic­i­pant on the camp re­ceiv­ing an of­fi­cial Sligo Rovers train­ing top along with a free ticket to a Sligo Rovers home game, a par­tic­i­pa­tion cer­tifi­cate and also a pic­ture with mem­bers of the Sligo Rovers first team.

Camp co-or­di­na­tor, Shane Crossan said he was de­lighted with how suc­cess­ful the camps proved to be.

“On be­half of ev­ery­one as­so­ci­ated with Sligo Rovers, I would like to thank ev­ery­one who par­tic­i­pated in the 2018 sum­mer camps this year”, he said.

We en­joyed an un­be­liev­able nine weeks with the best of chil­dren who just love to play foot­ball.

The suc­cess of the camps could not have hap­pened with­out the com­mit­ment and hard work from all of our coaches over the last two months, and it is very im­por­tant that their work is recog­nised.

A spe­cial men­tion to Shan­non Dykes, who was head coach for the Sum­mer.

Her work and or­gan­i­sa­tion of all the ac­tiv­i­ties proved in­valu­able.”

Rovers first team boss Ger­ard Lyt­tle also spoke of the suc­cess of the camps.

“To come in ev­ery morn­ing and wit­ness such vol­ume of kids hav­ing fun and en­joy­ing them­selves at the Show­grounds is fan­tas­tic to see.

“I know Shane and ev­ery­one be­hind the scenes put in a lot of hard work and I’m de­lighted to say it most def­i­nitely paid off ”.

Martin Her­aghty, chair­per­son of the Bit O’Red added: “To see the Show­grounds be­com­ing such a hive of ac­tiv­ity week in, week out is fan­tas­tic too see and I would like to thank ev­ery­one who con­trib­uted to the suc­cess of this year’s camps.

“The Sligo Cham­pion are an in­valu­able part­ner to our foot­ball club.

“I would like to per­son­ally thank John Fe­er­ick, Managing Director of the Sligo Cham­pion and all of the staff for their con­tin­ued spon­sor­ship.”

The next camp in the Show­grounds will take place at Hal­loween, with one week of fun and foot­ball or­gan­ised for chil­dren in the re­gion while they en­joy their mid-term break.

De­tails, times and prices will be an­nounced in due course.

This year’s Sligo Rovers sum­mer camp saw over 900 chil­dren par­tic­i­pate. Pic: Carl Bren­nan.

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