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An initiative by games development staff James McCarthy and Paudie Crowley has proven to be a big hit with footballers from clubs across West Cork.
Throughout the month of May, Paudie and James are delivering weekly football training sessions via on line platforms. The sessions are open to boys between u12 and u14 in all Beara and Carbery clubs. The development officers come as a double act with age appropriate skill work and advice to the players.
Speaking on the success of the initiative, GDA James McCarthy notes “the aim of these sessions is to reach out to boys who may be missing activity with their clubs at present. By offering these sessions, boys are getting out and being coached and feel part of something positive and enjoyable. The aim is to help them with ideas on how they can develop their skills at home while providing mental health benefits that physical activity brings”.
Paudie Crowley is delighted with the engagement so far with over 500 players getting involved in week 1 and great feedback from clubs and parents. “We are trying to keep the activity simple but challenging and players can get the sense of being part of a collective training without being together which is a novelty”.