Call­ing all bud­ding young foot­ballers

The Oban Times - - Sport -

BUD­DING young foot­ballers are be­ing in­vited to sign up to a num­ber of foot­ball coach­ing ses­sions that are tak­ing place across Ar­gyll and Bute this sum­mer.

The ses­sions, which are be­ing or­gan­ised by Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil, are open to young peo­ple aged three and up­wards, with dif­fer­ent ses­sions de­signed specif­i­cally for each age group.

Mini Kick­ers is aimed at chil­dren aged three to four and fo­cuses on de­vel­op­ing their ba­sic mo­tor skills and giv­ing them a good phys­i­cal and so­cial foun­da­tion for foot­ball and gen­eral sports.

Soc­cer Week is for young­sters in pri­mary one through to S1. These ses­sions help to de­velop ba­sic skills through foot­ball and will be de­liv­ered in fun ac­tiv­i­ties which fo­cus on agility, bal­ance, speed and co- or­di­na­tion.

The third cat­e­gory is a res­i­den­tial camp for nine- to 15-yearolds.

The coun­cil has teamed up with the Scot­tish Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion to of­fer young peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend a five- day res­i­den­tial camp in Oban.

This camp will en­able foot­ball stars of the fu­ture to ex­pe­ri­ence the life of a pro­fes­sional foot­baller and take their skills to the next level with highly qual­i­fied and ex­pe­ri­enced Ar­gyll and Bute/SFA coaches.

The coun­cil’s head of com­mu­nity and cul­ture, Don­ald MacVicar, said: ‘This is a great op­por­tu­nity for young peo­ple to get in­volved in foot­ball, while keep­ing fit and mak­ing new friends at the same time.

‘These ses­sions are al­ways very pop­u­lar and I would urge any­one wish­ing to at­tend to sign up as soon as pos­si­ble to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.’

For more in­for­ma­tion about what events are tak­ing place in your area, and to sign up, visit the Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil web­site and see their foot­ball brochure.

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