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We All know that it’s important to stay fit and active for our general health and well-being, and with government statistics showing a concerning rise in childhood obesity and a severe decline in outdoor socially active play throughout the UK, it’s important that we encourage our children to stay active and engage in physical activity.

Junior football is a great way for children to get involved in sport. As well as the positive impact on their health, there are lots of other benefits, such as making friends, learning new skills and building self-confidence which in turn harvest’s motivation to achieve these benefits.

Football also improves social, communication and team building skills – to be successful on the pitch or playing a game, the team must work well together, which means communicating with each other when “passing the ball” or getting past the “Bull Dog”. It can also help to building parent / child bonds – football is an opportunity to share something that you both love.

Playing sport regular will also generally give children more energy, which in turn can lead to greater stamina and physical ability, and improved mental agility. It can also give greater focus, and is a positive addition to a child’s routine, giving them something healthy and enjoyable to focus on.

SK Sports Academy is a local sport and football development Academy who last month launched its latest centre in Bishops Stortford at Parsonage Lane Community Centre. The focus is to introduce young children from the local community to sports, and learn the basics with other likeminded children of the same age.

The Soccerkidz Development centres run all year round with weekly sessions during school terms. Over the School holidays the Academy runs multi sports camps through associate schools within the local community to help raise awareness, participation and funds for the needs of schools and clubs.

The aim of the development centres is to teach, build, challenge and progress the physical and mental attributes of the local children. From specialist, weekly coaching classes, they encourage, inspire and motivate their Soccerkidz to try their best and have fun doing it

If you would like a free taster session for your child (Aged between 2 to 5 years) then email: SKACADEMY@MAIL.COM. Sessions are on Thursdays at Parsonage Lane Community Centre, Bishops Stortford from 11:00 to 11:50. Visit their Website for more details:


PLAYER OF THE WEEK 3 (Autumn Season)

PLAYER OF THE WEEK 3 (Autumn Season)

15:30-16:15 PM for ages 2 to 5 Years
@ Parsonage Lane Community Centre

17:00-17:50 PM for ages 4 to 5 years
17:00-17:50 PM for ages 6 to 8 years
@ Bishops Stortford - Bishops Stortford High School

Coaching Dates - Autumn Term 2:

December - 1st / 8th / 15th

Coaching Dates - Spring Term 1:
January - 5th / 12th / 19th / 26th
February - 2nd / 9th

Coaching Dates: - Spring Term 2:
February -23rd / 30th
March - 2nd / 9th / 16th / 23rd / 30th

Posted on November 29, 2016 and filed under EYFS, football, coaching.