Fun Weeks

Soccer Summer Schemes 2007


Nutty Krust

CIS Mini Soccer Funday with Tullyvallen FC

The start of spring sees everyone heading for the green fields of Newtownhamilton High School, Armagh for the CIS and Northern Bank Mini Soccer Funday.

The coaches and volunteers of Tullyvallen FC provided fun coaching sessions and competitions for children aged 6-15 from all over Newtownhamilton and Altnamackin area.

Malcolm Roberts, Grassroots Development Officer for Newry and Mourne, was there to oversee proceeding and also to pass on coaching tips to the staff that have all recently taken the IFA Level 1 Award. He commented,“ The volunteers have put in a tremendous effort to make this happen. I would like to thank those volunteers and also CIS and the Northern Bank who have funded this event.”

CIS Mini Soccer Funday with Tullyvallen FC

Over 80 children gave their vocal support in congratulating the coaches before tucking into a BBQ and socialising in the grounds of the school. A special thank you to Principle Mullins for the use of the school.
Malcolm Roberts went on to mention, “that in a time where facilities are at a premium in Newry and Mourne we are grateful that the school has been made available for this successful community event.”

For information please contact the Grass Roots Office for details : 028 30313244

The Newry and Mourne Grassroots Development Road show eased to the end of summer last week in Cullyhanna, South Armagh.

Together with Nutty Krust the coaching weeks were experienced throughout Newry and Mourne. 13 courses close to 400 children aged from four to sixteen, utilised eight venues from Newry City Football Club to Kilbroney Country Park.

This summer we entered into what we hope to be sustainable partnerships with local football clubs and community groups.

“By empowering the community we can offer coaching to many more children and dually encourage local volunteers to get more involved” said Malcolm Roberts;

Fun Week

“Take Cullyhanna for example. Although the numbers were small the children didn’t have to travel to Newry to participate, which historically has been a barrier.” With more coaches receiving Level 1 Awards the pool of volunteers in expanding. Therefore the different programmes the Grassroots Development Centre coordinate can grow.

And now summer is over the schools will receive coaching both in curriculum and after school.

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Malcolm Roberts

For information please contact the Grass Roots Office for details : 028 30313244