Youngsters on the ball for new coaching sessions

Published on: 19 Sep 2013

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Youngsters on the ball for new coaching sessions

Football sessions for 5-7-year-olds are being launched in Filton.

Mini Vixens is a new weekly coaching session for girls and boys aged 5-7 launched by the Bristol Academy of Sport Women’s Football Club.

Following the success of their summer camps, Bristol Academy based at SGS College are now expanding their community programme with the aim of increasing football participation and increasing awareness around the professional female game by giving local children access to positive sporting role models. Delivered by first team players Angharad James and Lauren Haynes, the sessions will be a fun way for girls and boys to get into football with a focus on ball skills and small sided games.

This initiative has been introduced to the Bristol Academy community programme following fantastic feedback from those who attended the summer holiday camps. The club already has a successful school holiday programme for girls and boys, and a Centre of Excellence and Skills Centre for girls. The introduction of Mini Vixens offers opportunities for a younger audience for the first time in the club’s history.

Events Manager, Lowri Williams said: “This is the first time that we have lowered the age to ages 5 and up. We felt it was key to try and engage youngsters that much earlier. The weekly session is a great opportunity to be coached by professional footballers and to pick up some key tips from some of the best.”

Beginning on Thursday 19th September from 5.30pm-6.30pm at the WISE Campus the programme will cost £5 per session or £40 for a block of 10 sessions. To register your child please email Lowri Williams with name, emergency contact number and age: Lowri.williams@sgscol.ac.uk

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