The winter sessions of Newry Mini Soccer Centre at Newry High School are coming to an end.
The indoor sessions have been well attended and being indoors the centre opened its doors to Mini Kickers who are aged from 4-6. A grateful parent Mrs Loughran commented that the Mini Kickers session was “invaluable as it promoted an all-round development of movement, balance and basic skills”.Pictured are some of the Mini Kickers who have enjoyed the indoor sessions.
Malcolm Roberts Grassroots Development Officer for Newry and Mourne, who co-ordinates the centre said “ To see children coming to the centre at a young age is terrific and we hope to encourage those children to continue their interest in sport by offering activities that are enjoyable and inclusive as well as promoting skills development.
He went on to say “ To have the benefit of an indoor facility through the winter is great and I would like to give a big thank you on behalf of all the children to Newry High Principle Mr McVeigh who has supported the Grassroots scheme from the start.
You can download an MSC application form by clicking here.
Any interested parents can call Malcolm on 07894614301
Or download an application form from the Newry and Mourne District Council website www.newryandmourne.gov.uk
The Mini Soccer Centre will be moving to Newry City FC, The Showgrounds at Greenbank Industrial Estate starting on 18th May at 5.30 â€“ 7pm
Warrenpoint Town FC kicked off their new CIS Mini Soccer Centre on Easter Saturday 7th April at their Milltown Road ground. Over 100 boys and girls attended the fun packed sessions, which included inclusive games coaching for 5-8 year olds and squad coaching for 9-14 year olds.
16 volunteer coaching staff was there to assist the children, under the direction of Michael Gray and CIS Mini Soccer co-ordinator Marty McGivern.
Also in attendance was Michael Carr, Mayor of Newry City. Who commented on the enormous effort put in by the club and its members to offer the local community the opportunity to play soccer in a safe and friendly atmosphere.
Representatives from Club sponsors the Quays and Newry Building supplies were very pleased with an excellent turnout and paid tribute to the organisers.
Malcolm Roberts, Grassroots Development Officer for Newry and Mourne said, "The CIS Mini Soccer Centres have found, in Warrenpoint Town FC, a perfect partnership. The club is progressive and through their coaching structure deliver quality coaching. By introducing soccer to youngsters through inclusive games that develops their all-round physical skills and offering older players a more in-depth coaching session for performance, the coaching staff are definitely building a club for the future.”
Warrenpoint Town FC CIS Mini Soccer Centre starts at 10am â€“ 12noon.
Contact Michael Gray on 07802664375.