Monday, September 2, 2013
Free top-class training for North Devon children proves a big hit
The highly acclaimed FA Tesco Skills programme proved a hit in North Devon as it held its launch days last Tuesday and Thursday.
112 children were given the opportunity to take part for free at Sandymere Complex in Northam, with Bideford Blues kindly offering their facilities.
The event showcased the FA Tesco Skills Programme’s foundations, which are The FA’s ‘four-corner’ coaching model, developing children technically and psychologically, as well as physically and socially.
Sallie Mckay Roper and Jamie Creek from Tesco in Bideford have provided the Devon FA Tesco Skills team with invaluable support in making local children aware of the fantastic opportunities and they were on hand to provide children with free drinks and fruit on both days.
Each day finished with a prize draw and four lucky children - Rocco Miller, Jesse Bunker-Wood, Charlie Beckley and Oliver Garnett-Smith - won a guided tour around Wembley Stadium, while Zach Ernest and Daniel Arnold each won an England shirt.
After two years of trying to get the programme down to North Devon, the team will be back to run more free sessions for children during the October half term. Visit www.TheFA.com/TescoSkills to book places. For more information contact the Devon FA Tesco Skills team leader Marcus Lincoln at Marcus.Lincoln@TheFA.com.