A series of soccer schools from the award-winning Albion in the Community (AITC) are returning to Sussex this summer.
AITC is the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion and has been providing expert coaching to young people across Sussex during the school holidays since 1990.
All sessions are run by fully-qualified AITC coaches with FA coaching badges and the emphasis is on learning new skills while having fun.
The courses – which run from 10am until 3pm - include shooting, dribbling, fun games, small-sided matches, tournaments and much more. There are also courses aimed specifically at goalkeepers.
The soccer schools are open to girls and boys aged between five and 14 and prices start at just £23 for a single day. A 10 per cent sibling discount is also available. Two-day and three-day courses are priced at £39 and £54.
A spokesman for AITC said: “We want everyone to have a great time, make friends and improve their football skills in a safe, structured and fun environment, whatever their ability.
“Children are also encouraged to appreciate the benefits of teamwork and to develop their self-confidence.
“Our coaches will also be looking out for any promising young players who could potentially be invited to the AITC and the club’s elite training centres, because these soccer schools represent a perfect introduction to our player pathway programme.”
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Courses are being held at the following venues:
Hove: Blatchington Mill School in Nevill Avenue, Hove, between 27th -29th July and also 17th-18th August.
Brighton: Dorothy Stringer in Loder Road on 3rd August and 24th-25th August
Worthing: Thomas A Beckett Middle School in Glebeside Avenue will stage the courses, which takes place between 27th and 29th July and 24th-26th August. Goalkeeping-specific courses will run at the same venue on the same dates.
Eastbourne: Ratton Secondary School in Park Avenue on 27th -29th July and 20th-21st August. The charity is also holding a two-day football and multi-sports course at The Haven Voluntary Aided Methodist Primary School in Atlantic Drive. This will involve other sports; including cricket, tennis, hockey and rugby. This course takes place between 3rd and 4th August.
Hassocks: Hassocks Sports Centre in Dale Avenue between 30th and 31st July, while a goalkeeper-specific course will also run at the same venue on 30th July. There is a goalkeepers’ and strikers’ course at the same venue between the 26th and 27th August.
Haywards Heath: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Hazelgrove Road hosts a course between 5th and 6th August.
Battle: Claverham Community College in North Trade Road will host courses between 5th and 7th August and 27th to 28th August.
Northiam: Frewen College in Brickwall, Northiam, will stage a course between 3rd and 4th August.
Billingshurst: Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School in Loxwood Road, Billingshurst, is the venue for two courses: between 6th and 7th August and then again between 27th and 28th August.
Steyning: Steyning C of E Primary School will also stage a course, this time on 10th and 11th August.
Uckfield: UCTC Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, on 30th and 31st July and again between 26th and 28th August.
For more information on the courses, call 01273 878277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.