Local schools attend coaching sessions
30th September 2014
Children from seven local schools flooded into the Swans Development Centre at Cwmdu last week to take part in a day of coaching sessions.
Boys and girls from Talycopa, Craigfelen, Clydach, Glais, Craig Cefn Parc and Birchgrove Primary Schools all attended the activity day, with Year 11 students from Birchgrove Comprehensive also there to pick-up some coaching tips.
Swans Academy and Community Trust coaches gave the year six students a tour of the new facility followed by a morning session of training, drills and skills before a tournament in the afternoon with some of the club's Under-18s players joining in the fun.
Academy coach Jackson Moody said: "The event was all about helping to create a pathway for more children to get into sport. We have been teaching them skills and lessons that they can not only use in football, but also transfer to other sports.
"I think they really enjoyed the session. It was open to all abilities, we had a lot of fun and I hope we helped inspire them to get involved with sport.
Max Davies, from Birchgrove Comprehensive, was one of six year 11 students there to help local primary school children to build up their football skills alongside Swans coaches apart of their B-Tech course.
"It was a brilliant day," he said. "Helping with football festivals like this will only help me qualify for future coaching courses and get a career in football and sport.
"It's a great opportunity for us because we get to see what young talent is on offer for the future."