Exeter City’s half term fooball proves a real hit

10:56 26 February 2013

Exeter City

Exeter City's half term football courses were very well supported

Archant

More than 350 children took part in Exeter City’s Football in the Community roadshows during the half term holiday, making the most of the dry - if cold - weather to learn new skills and make friends.

Events were held in Exmouth, Sidmouth, Crediton, Tiverton, Honiton, Feniton, Okehampton, Exeter and Barnstaple for boys and girls aged between five and 14, while there were also special courses for three to six year olds and a disability holiday camp.

Children were also introduced to futsal - a fast-paced form of indoor football with five players per side - through a special event at the University of Exeter’s Sports Hall for them to explore the game credited by players such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as important in the development of their careers.

“The weather was fantastic for us this half term,” says Scott Walker, sports development officer for the Football in the Community charity. “Although children do need a bit of down time during the breaks from school, they also need plenty of physical activity. They have all really enjoyed the events and gone home smiling and, thanks to it being dry, not too muddy.

“There’s no pressure on any of them to be fantastic footballers - anyone can come along and it’s actually a really good opportunity for teamwork and, most importantly, to have fun - the events are as enjoyable for us as for the children.”

The team are now preparing for the Easter holiday roadshows, which will run from Tuesday April 2, to Friday April 12, and more details will be announced soon.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 20:35
Exmouth Sea Angling Club member Darren Bell of Exeterwith a 14lb 12oz 7 drams blonde ray caught during a trip to fish in the Bristol Channel. This is a new club record for the species.

Exmouth Sea Angling Association’s Darren Bell set a new record for the club in terms of catching blonde rays last week, writes Si Boeree.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:46
Parade des Figaros lors de l inauguration de la Solitaire du Figaro Eric Bompard cachemire 2015 - Bordeaux le 22/05/2015

The final countdown is on the start of the 2015 Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire, writes Steve Birley.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:30
Sidmouth sailing - the Scorpion championships. Guy Revill and Jack Rea racing on Day Two.

Over the bank holiday weekend, Sidmouth Sailing Club hosted the Scorpion Southern Area Championships and Round Two of the 2015 Silver Scorpion National Circuit.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:28
Cricket

Sidbury entertained Withycombe Rugby Club Dads in what was their fourth outing of the season.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:28
Close up view of tennis racket and balls on the clay tennis court

Budleigh Salterton Tennis Club is hosting a Great British Tennis Weekend next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:27
Exmouth Harriers at the Chagford Two Hills race; (left to right); Anthony Hatchard, Dawn Teed and Hugh Marsden.

Three Exmouth Harriers were on parade for the Chagford Two Hills Race, writes Cathy Newman

Read more
Yesterday, 07:27
Exmouth RFC award winners with their trophies

Exmouth RFC held their 2015 Awards Evening to honour the stars of the campaign on and off the Imperial ground turf, writes Jan McCarthy.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:27

Playing in Division Four of the Exeter and District Over-60s League, Budleigh Men have made an encouraging start to the season by winning all four matches played to date, writes Paul Griffin.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:27

Taking place for the 210th time, the Saturday morning Killerton Park Run had a record number of finishers, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:22

With the season now in full swing, Madeira bowlers have had a busy week, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life
Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder