Football session a hit ahead of new season

PUBLISHED: 20:02 14 August 2014

First team player Syd Camper, presenting awards to participants, pictured with organisers Geoff Stevens and Gregg Turner.

First team player Syd Camper, presenting awards to participants, pictured with organisers Geoff Stevens and Gregg Turner.

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WITH the Premier League campaign kicking off on Saturday, it was the perfect time for the next generation of footballers to hone their skills.

Weston Football Club ran another of its popular school holiday courses and welcomed boys and girls last week.

The five-day programme was again run by the club’s charity, the Sports Active Seagulls Community Trust (SAS).

Geoff Stevens, SAS’ community manager, said: “Over the week they completed a series of skills challenges including speed gun, shooting target, passing tunnel and timed dribble.

“More than 30 youngsters, aged between six and 12, attended and all were presented with medals and certificates for various achievements including best skills, penalties, goalkeeper and the overall best player.”

Manchester United, Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool shirts were all on display as the children tried to emulate their Premier League idols.

Weston forward Syd Camper, who came on as substitute in the club’s first game of the season on Saturday, showed the youngsters a few skills and presented the prizes.

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