Ca­ley This­tle Hotshots pay a visit to the town

The Oban Times - - Sport -

IT WAS may­hem at Clag­gan park when a pop­u­lar chil­dren’s football coach­ing pro­ject came to town.

Forty-five young­sters turned out last Mon­day morn­ing to register for the week-long coach­ing pro­gramme, Hotshots, which tours the High­lands and Is­lands twice each year.

The pro­gramme, de­liv­ered in Lochaber by In­ver­ness Cale­do­nian This­tle, is de­signed to give boys and girls aged be­tween three and 14 the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in a safe, fun football en­vi­ron­ment.

The club’s com­mu­nity coaches tour with Hotshots twice a year.

Brian Mac­Don­ald, com­mu­nity coach, said: ‘We come to Fort Wil­liam for one week in the sum­mer hol­i­day and one week in the Oc­to­ber hol­i­day.

‘It is al­ways pop­u­lar here and 40 kids is quite a lot for a smaller place. The full week keeps the kids busy and en­ter­tained for a while. All kids can get in­volved and they are keen to learn, which makes our job easy.

‘The coaches try to fo­cus more on games to help them im­prove team­work and in­di­vid­ual skills with­out it feel­ing like hard work for them. It is a good place for them to come. It is re­laxed and maybe dif­fer­ent for them than go­ing to a six-week camp.’

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