The recent half term saw another successful Spireites Soccer School held at St Mary’s Catholic High, with thoughts now turning to the Christmas program.
The Soccer School, which was also successful over the summer holidays, proved a hit again during half term with a 6.6% increase of participants compared to the summer.
Running through the half term break, the kids were treated to a visit from players Ian Evatt, Sam Hird, Laurence Maguire and Ryan Fulton on Thursday as they joined them for a kickabout and a Q&A session.
They also came to the Proact for a tour of the stadium and had shots at the new Tommy Lee speed cage which Spireites fans may have spotted outside the stadium before the last Proact home match
Each day of the coaching had a different theme. Monday’s focus was on ball control, On Tuesday they worked on passing, on Wednesday attention was turned to dribbling before moving on to shooting which was geared up towards Friday – the big tournament day.
Activities officer and lead coach Nathan Khan said: “It’s been fantastic to see so many kids up here. We’ve had a lot of new faces this time and it’s good to see the growth of the Spireites Soccer School. We’ve gone from averaging 20 kids a day to 35 kids a day.”
The next Soccer Schools will run from December 21 - 23 and a great opportunity for kids to play football while you get your last bit of Christmas shopping done.
The schools run for kids ages 5-11 from 9am - 4pm each day at a price of £60 per week or £15 per day pre booked. You can also pay on the day at a cost of £20, contact Michael Noon on 01246 269300 (ext. 6007) for more details or to book onto the course.