September 29th, 2016

Free football sessions for Solihull youngsters

Updated: 5:40 pm, Jun 30, 2015

A PARTNERSHIP between Solihull Moors, Safer Solihull and Tudor Grange Leisure Centre has been set up to offer professional football coaching to young people across the borough.

The coaching scheme has already engaged around 70 youngsters since it began in May and it is hoped participation will continue to grow.

The Partnership first approached Moors following concerns that the 3G pitch at Tudor Grange was being used unauthorised and unsupervised by large numbers of young people.

This provided Moors, along with the council’s Neighbourhood Services Team, with a chance to bring their community programme to Tudor Grange every Saturday afternoon from 2-4pm.

“I’m delighted to see partnership work paying off at Tudor Grange,” said Coun Karen Grinsell, Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities and Partnerships.

“The opportunity for young footballers to receive a good standard of coaching from qualified coaches is one I hope they make the most of this summer.”

Any residents that would like to put their boots on and get involved in the free sessions simply have to turn up at the 3G pitch and report to one of the coaches.

Moors’ community manager, Barry Walker, added: “This is a fantastic initiative which allows young people to experience quality football training and meet lots of new people.”

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