Young players get on the ball

Player of the course Max Raimes with left, UEFA pro-coach Willie Donachie and right, Trident Soccer coach Shaun Jobson.
Player of the course Max Raimes with left, UEFA pro-coach Willie Donachie and right, Trident Soccer coach Shaun Jobson.

A football coaching course in Stannington proved popular with youngsters.

Trident Soccer hosted a 10-week football course courtesy of Stannington Parish Council as part of its ongoing activities on the recently-drained Stannington football field.

The parish council last year invested in improving the playing area and provided funding for the course, which included small-sided games and improving technical skills, according to Trident Soccer coach Ryan Jobson.

He said: “The children had a great time and were a brilliant group of players to work with and develop. I would like to thank the parish council for provision of coaching at Stannington and for its investment in the recent ground improvements.

“I would also like to thank UEFA pro-coach Willie Donachie for his involvement and my brother Shaun Jobson for delivering the programme.”