Hundreds of children and young people have been involved in a number of football development opportunities with a host of Premier League football clubs and the FAW Trust during February half term organised through PG10 who are affiliated to Premier League giants Everton FC and are a accredited UEFA fun football football provider. Players who attend PG10 Development Centres from across Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Swansea, Pembroke, Llanelli and far afield, took part in a football development day at the home of Welsh football – the FAW Dragon Park Headquarters in Newport. The children were able to use the world-class training, playing and education facilities used by the eight Welsh national teams.
Players were taken through their paces in technical sessions by top PG10 UEFA qualified coaches. Part of the day was used to educate the children about nutrition and how to lead a healthy lifestyle and how to prepare for games and train professionally. During the week the children also experienced coaching opportunities with Premier league giants Arsenal FC and a stadium tour of the Emirates Stadium visiting Wenger dugout going pitchside and holding aloft the FA Cup and Community Shield. They also enjoyed development opportunities with West Brom FC and Swindon FC.
Peter Griffiths of PG10 Coaching said: “The whole of February half term has been dedicated to developing local children football skills and to inspire them. The week was a great opportunity to promote Welsh football to the next generation and inspire the children to play for their country while also encouraging families and the next generation to support the national side in their 2016 European Championships qualifying matches. We all wish Chris Coleman and his team every success against Israel in March”
Peter added “We have more life changing opportunities for the children which will see them travel to the Spanish FA headquarters in Madrid linking in with Real Madrid FC and also to Bayern Munich meeting the 1st team and watching them train, as well as visiting the home of English football St George’s Park, again to aid player development.”
The next PG10 Soccer Camps are on the 7th 8th April with Manchester United FC which involves a stadium tour of old Trafford and educational workshops and sessions.
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