Hugely successful FAI 'Soccer Sisters' camps return to Offaly

The soccer camps have been hugely well received

Justin Kelly

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Hugely successful FAI 'Soccer Sisters' camps return to Offaly

Hugely successful FAI 'Soccer Sisters' camps return to Offaly

The FAI and Aviva have announced the return of the FAI Soccer Sister Camps which will take place at six locations across Offaly during the Easter school holidays. Aviva is calling on girls between the ages of 6 and 14 years old to sign up and get involved. 

Now in its twelfth year, the initiative is designed to give girls the opportunity to develop their skills, have fun, meet new people and stay active.

The Aviva Soccer Sister Easter Camps continue to grow with 140 camps taking place nationwide this year, up from 125 camps in 2017 when 3,400 girls participated. The FAI and Aviva are expecting over 4,000 registrations for this year’s camps which will run for two full days during the Easter school break. It is open to all girls between 6-14 years old of all abilities and gives them a chance to learn the skills of football in a safe and fun environment.

The participants will enjoy an action packed two days of training provided by the FAI and each participant will receive a full Aviva Soccer Sister kit including a limited edition Soccer Sister jersey and a football. At the end of the camp, each girl will be presented with an official FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters completion certificate signed by Irish Women’s National Team player, Katie McCabe and Colin Bell, Women’s National Team Head Coach.

Tyler Toland, Sion Swifts and Republic of Ireland player, said: “Having been a Soccer Sister myself, I know first-hand how these camps can help girls fall in love with the sport. Football is a fantastic game that has brought so much positivity to my own life and getting involved at a young age has been a key part of this.”

Mark Russell, Sponsorship Manager, Aviva Ireland, said; “Aviva is delighted to be involved with Soccer Sisters as we enter our twelfth year. We want to help expand the reach of the Soccer Sisters camps across the country and with 140 camps in 2018 we hope to get over 4,000 young girls playing. The Soccer Sisters initiative aims to introduce new players to the game but it’s also about fostering the enjoyment of those already involved to ensure we keep young girls involved in sport and hopefully create future holders of the green jersey.”

To register for the Aviva FAI Soccer Sisters Easter camps go to www.soccersisters.ie

To find out what other Aviva Soccer Sister initiatives are happening in your local clubs or schools before then please email soccersisters@fai.ie. You can follow the latest news on Aviva Soccer Sisters through our Aviva’s Twitter, Facebook and following #AvivaSoccerSisters. 

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