Street Soccer Is Coming Back..
The FAI & Fingal City Council have launched a new and exciting Street Skills football program. We regularly talk about kids not playing street football anymore and how the games we played as kids were some of the most influential in terms of developing game intelligence. This new method is trying to achieve just that.
Press release 24/02/14
FAI/FCC announce new Street Skillz program in partnership with Swords Pavilions
Exciting new Football participation program is planned for a number of venues in Fingal through the FAI/Fingal County Council and its partnership with Swords Pavilions. Following on the success of “Road to Poland”, “Road to Rio” is a new program called FAI Street Skillz. It is based on street games such as heads and volleys, world cup, three and in, football tennis, futsal and it’s like. It has been devised to ensure participants can enjoy their football with an exciting twist. 10 lucky participants from each venue will then attend a Street Skillz fun day in Swords Pavilions later on in the year.
Commenting on the program Paul Keogh FAI/Fingal County Council Development officer added,
“This new FAI/FCC Street Skillz program has the potential to be hugely successful. The format is for kids to turn up and play, recreating the street games us adults would have played in our youth. We often say let the game be the teacher and this program certainly allows for that. It is open to boys and girls born 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005 and is starting firstly in Skerries Community Centre all weather on the 3rd March from 430pm-6pm. The support from Swords Pavilions has to be acknowledged and their continued support will mean we can deliver our programs in more area’s in Fingal”
Ian Hunter, Centre Director of Swords Pavilions added,
“We are delighted to continue our support of FAI/FCC with the development of the new Street Skillz program in Fingal. It is a fantastic opportunity for the younger kids of the area to learn new skills in an environment that encourages them to give it a go no matter their current skill level. We are also delighted that the program will hold a fun day in at the centre latter in the year to celebrate the skills learnt”
All you have to do, is turn up and play!
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