Caley Thistle Hotshots pay a visit to the town
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.’