Swansea City soccer camp success

15th August 2014

Lee Trundle turned up in Llanelli to surprise around 60 young footballers who took part in the latest Community Trust run Soccer Camp on Thursday.

Coaches from the Development Centre and clubs school project were on hand to give passing, dribbling and skills coaching sessions before the youngsters played each other in a mini World Cup during the afternoon session.

The Soccer Camp at Llanelli leisure centre was open to children of all abilities from age five to 13.

Thursday's session was the latest run by the Community Trust, with others taking place Neath, Haverfordwest, Pontardawe and Llantrisant in the coming weeks.

Nigel Mathias, Schools Regional Co-ordinator at Swansea City Community Trust says:

"These sort of events are massively important, this is only our fourth camp and we have had a great response so far, the amount of Swans shirts here today just shows the support we have in the community.

"These sessions also help us spot stars of the future, since November we've had 45 referrals from camps and Schools projects to our Development Centres, two of those went directly to the Academy.

"It's also been absolutely fantastic to have Lee Trundle come down today to meet the youngsters, answer their questions and give some football advice.

"There is still time for children to get involved, we have another seven camps arranged for the coming weeks.

11-year-old Ellis Dickenson, from Llanelli told us he enjoyed taking part.

"It's been great to be involved with and to get training from Swansea coaches.

"We played a World Cup and I got lots of touches on the ball and scored lots of goals.

"It was fun to meet Lee because we all got to ask him lots of questions about his time with Swansea and what he likes about football."

Club Ambassador, Lee Trundle says he enjoyed meeting the young players and answering their questions.

He said: "The best thing is you don't know what they are going to ask you.

"They wanted to know everything from who I thought the best player in the world was (Christiano Ronaldo) to who did my hair style.

"These sort of camps are my favourite, not only are these kids our fans of the future we could also have some players of the future here as well.

"It's important as a club we get out there, do community events like this, meet young fans and see what talent is on offer.

"It's great for these lads to practice their skills, meet new people who love football and get training from some of our coaches as well.

You can find out where the next Community Trust Soccer Camps are here - http://www.swanscommercial.co.uk/community-soccer-camps