Over the last nine days, the Clyde FC Community Foundation coaches and volunteers have overcome wind, rain and even snow to deliver another couple of outstanding Easter football camps for local children to enjoy.
The camps, at Stepps Primary School, were available to boys and girls aged between 4 and 14-years-old with the aim of providing a fun and safe learning experience for everyone attending.
Tom Elliott, Community Development Manager, focusses the sessions on learning new specific skills and drills, encouraging teamwork, respect and fairness.
Tom said: “It’s always important for me that children who participate in our camps gain new skills and develop throughout the week, but especially that they have a smile of their faces. The standard this year was at a good level and it looked like they all enjoyed themselves.
“The kids enjoy the Dutch individual games in the afternoon sessions and the coaches would normally tally points on a piece of paper or the back of a register. This year we asked our partners at Q4 Signs to print out a reusable A1 board and the kids have enjoyed seeing their names on it.”
The Foundation team also hand out Player of the Day, Player of the Week and Certificate of Attendance awards to participants with the player awards going to children who have shown good behaviour and sportsmanship as well as some impressive displays on the pitch.
The feedback from parents and children has been great. Simon, 11, said, “It’s just good to be playing football during the holidays.” Connor, 14, said, “It’s great to be out playing football and meeting new people.”
Summer camps will be running during July and August and details of these will be published nearer the time.