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Thursday 30 June 2011 | Published in Regional


The first week of the Come & Play football programme saw a huge crowd of children accompanied by their parents at the CIFA complex for fun football and mini games.

Laughter and excitement echoed across the two pitches while some children compared what they had learned from their sessions.

Over the four years of the Come and Play football programme the children have shown extreme improvement with technique and ball skills almost nailing the basics of football while impressing their parents.

The programme heads into its second week and is expected to attract over 100 children aged between 5 and 13 years.

Come and Play is aimed at encouraging young children to play football, pursue good health and physical activity as well as having fun.

According to CIFAs development officer Tuka Tisam the participation of children in the sessions provided a lot of fun and skills.

With come and play in its fourth year I have seen a lot of improvement from all ages with basic ball skills and how the kids enjoy playing amongst their age groups, says Tisam.

Saturdays session will kick off at 9am and finish just before 11am and CIFA encourages parents to bring their kids to the football grounds.