Skills workshop

Football training for children under 11 is coming to a Somersham nursery school. Silks Farm Nursery, on St Ives Road, is one of a handful of organisations chosen by the Huntingdonshire FA to pilot one of the new skills football training programmes. Nurser

Football training for children under 11 is coming to a Somersham nursery school.

Silks Farm Nursery, on St Ives Road, is one of a handful of organisations chosen by the Huntingdonshire FA to pilot one of the new skills football training programmes.

Nursery director Nigel Swaby said: "We were honoured to be selected to participate in this important trial, especially since the Hunts FA were one of only nine county FAs to be chosen to run the initial pilot."

Sponsored by the FA, the National Sports Foundation and Tesco, the programme aims to develop young children's fundamental movement and technical skills.


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Pictured are operations director Selina Swaby and Laura Cornwell, who attended the course on behalf of Silks Farm.

The new course is expected to complement Silks Farm's existing Silks Strikers programme, which has been running since 2005.

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Run for children as young as three, each Silks Strikers session is given by an experience qualified FA coach, with support from the nursery staff.

Silks Farm Nursery School has six in-house level one FA coaches, and receives on-going support from two FA level two coaches.

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