Berwick Rangers Community Foundation coach and founder of MGM Sports Coaching Matty Moor has hailed the response to the club’s 2016 Summer Camp, as announced last week.
“There’s been a fantastic response to the latest Camp already, with over 30 kids signed up in both the 5-6 and 7-10 age categories, in fact both aren’t far away from being full already.
“MGM used Old Shielfield last month to host a ‘taster session’ for kids to come along and get a feel for what our sessions are about, and it turned out to be a really successful couple of days.
“Jonny (Fairbairn) took the older group for sessions which included working on shooting and 1v1’s, whilst I took the younger children for a session I made which included fun games and mini-matches.
“So while there is some concentration on improving, the heavy focus is on fun and enjoyment. My aim at the start of every session is to ensure every child taking part has a fun time, it’s as simple as that. My job is to devise a session that ensures all involved can enjoy it, no matter their ability.”
And it’s clear that Matty doesn’t just rely on his football sessions to create a fun environment for the kids, as he continues:
“This year we’ve got a Euro 2016 themed-day planned where the kids will design a poster for a country who are participating in the tournament, with the best poster winning a prize.
“We’ve also arranged for numerous challenges throughout the day, with old classics like crossbar challenge and chipping the ball in a bin making an appearance, with successful youngsters winning sweets.”
And the Community Foundation’s head coach also revealed that he’d be enlisting the help of club captain Jonny Fairbairn again this Summer in a bid to ensure his regulars are satisfied!
“The kids always ask me if Jonny will be helping out. That just goes to show how much they enjoy his input.
“He’ll be back again this Summer to help out on selected days. He’s been a fantastic help, he’s brilliant with the kids, he’s a top role model and most importantly the kids love him, so I’m delighted he’ll be involved again.”
Matty finished by commending the club’s Community Foundation for a new initiative this Summer which will see all 2016 camp participants walk away with a free replica shirt and season voucher.
“It’s great!”, says Matty. “What kid wouldn’t love a brand new shirt and season-ticket? The Community Foundation has been excellent this year in delivering sessions in the community and hopefully this step will win the support of even more youngsters!”
Remaining places for the 2016 Summer Camp are limited, so it is advisable to book ASAP to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made by contacting Matty on 07470 032678.
Information of dates, age brackets and cost can be found here.