Rochdale AFC’s Football in the Community Trust has enjoyed a fabulous summer entertaining local children at their popular multi-sports courses which were held during the six week holidays.
Youngsters took part in a whole range of activities including football and basketball at six different venues across the Borough – Littleborough Sports Centre, Soccer Factory, St Mary’s Primary School, Siddal Moor Sports College, Wardle High School and Whitworth Community High School.
As well as the multi-sports sessions, the Trust also spent time with kids at Redwood Secondary School, and enjoyed a successful venture with Rochdale Borough Housing, delivering coaching to over 100 boys and girls.
As part of the venture, the children spent time at Spotland taking part in sessions involving football, athletics, volleyball and basketball, plus tours round the Stadium. Some lucky children got the chance to meet Captain Peter Cavanagh and Joe Rafferty who took time out of their busy schedule to have a chat with them and to answer any questions.
They rounded off a busy summer working with Wardle FC Juniors during the last week of the holidays, with Football in the Community coach Martin Payne, coaching the newly formed under 10s team, who will be playing on the pitch during half time at Saturday’s derby against Bury.
Wardle FC Juniors
Details of the next set of multi-sports sessions will be announced in due course.