Futsal fun for Drumcree College girls

Knocknamuckley under 14s before play in the Lurgan BBOB\NA Sports Boys' Brigade Soccer Sevens.
Knocknamuckley under 14s before play in the Lurgan BBOB\NA Sports Boys' Brigade Soccer Sevens.

Drumcree College pupils recently wrapped up a girls’ football Futsal programme as part of the Ted Clarke Memorial Trust.

The project, staged under the guidance of AM PRO Coaching’s Aaron McNeill, was designed to increase participation in girls’ football and offer a potential pathway into Portadown Integrated Ladies’ youth structure.

Each student received a certificate from the Ted Clarke Memorial Trust and the project proved a big hit.

“The students had a great time and really improved their skills with the Futsal programme,” said Drumcree College head of girls’ PE, Rhona McKeever. “We are looking forward to working with Aaron and the Trust again.”

For further information on the girls’ football programme or Ted Clarke Memorial Trust contact McNeill on 07971163637, via e-mail info@amprocoaching.co.uk or on social media.

“The girls enjoyed the inclusive programme and the experimenting that comes with Futsal,” said McNeill. “The difference is a smaller ball with less bounce than a normal football and the rules which create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique.

“The girls were able to develop and improve social skills, health, fitness and wellbeing.

“We hope the programme will encourage some students to become involved with Portadown Integrated Ladies.”

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Results from the opening Lurgan BBOB\NA Sports Boys’ Brigade Soccer Sevens fixtures:

Under 14s: Ahorey 0 Knocknamuckley 6 (Ryan Neill, Nicky Brownlee 2, Daniel Greer, Joel Buchannon, Josh Grant); 2nd Lurgan 1 (Nathan Kidd) 7th Portadown 7 (Jack Adamson 2, Lee Upton 2, Bailey Finlay, Morgan Smith, Joshua Smith).

Under 18s: Ahorey 2 (Kyle Hamilton, Nathan Stewart) Knocknamuckley 2 (James White, Matthew Russell); 1st Lurgan 1 (Ross Fairley) Lurgan BBOB Youth Sevens 3 (Matthew Greer, Steven Richardson, Jordan Carson).

FIXTURES: Tuesday, December 15 - (under 14s) Knocknamuckley v Drumcree/Milltown; (under 18s) Ahorey v Lurgan BBOB Youth Sevens. Thursday, December 17 - (under 14s) 1st Lurgan v 7th Portadown.