In addition to lunchtime cover, TNS FC also provides extra curricular activities for boys and girls of all ages.
Coaches sign children in and out of sessions and provide structured handover to parents. These sessions typically run from the end of the school day until 4-4:30 pm. Sessions are provided to encourage regular activity in children to help combat inactivity and childhood obesity. In addition, provide children with the necessary skills to progress further with their favorite sport and provide a pathway into secondary sport. Sessions include:
- Two qualified coaches
- Structured sessions with emphasis on skill development
St.Martins School – After school club
The New Saints Community Foundation team are providing structured after school football sessions for children in Key Stages 1 and 2.
Sessions are priced at £3.50 and run every Friday from 3pm – 4pm at the school.
Woodside Primary School – After school club
Located in Oswestry, the Woodside Primary School after school club offers multi-sport sessions with the aim of working on key fundamental skills and movement patterns.
Priced at £3.50 a session and running Wednesdays 3pm -4pm, this club is designed for Key Stage 1 ages.
Ysgol y Waun – After school club
Ysgol y Waun in Chirk will be the host for two after school multi-sport sessions. Working on key fundamental skills and movement patterns and playing a variety of different sports.
These session are priced at £3.50 with Key Stage 1 scheduled on Tuesdays 3pm – 4pm and Key Stage 2 on Mondays 3:15pm – 4:15pm.
Girls Hub Ysgol y Waun – Girls Football Hub
Introducing the first girls hub at Chirk school, this football session is an introductory football session developing grassroot skills to girs, sessions take place 4.30-5.30pm
Gobowen School Parent and Toddlers
Every Monday children and parents can take part together with a qualified coach, fundamental skills to develop movement awareness, sessions take place 3pm – 3.45pm
Meadows Hooping and Zumba – After school club
Children at The Meadows School can brush up on their hooping and dance skills, as well as socialize with their friends and stay physically active, sessions take place on Mondays and Wednesdays 3.15-4.30pm
Catholic School Hooping – After School club
More hooping with Shelly to develop skills, balance, social skills and stay physically active, every Tuesday 3.15-4.15pm
Moreton Hall School
Over the course of the school year The New Saints FC Foundation have been providing weekly football coaching sessions to primary boys at Moreton First, the preparatory school of Moreton Hall School, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry
What began with a school-time weekly football session soon grew into a second session, which takes place at Park Hall Stadium, home of the Champions of Wales – giving pupils the opportunity to play on the Club’s 3G pitch.
Leading these sessions has been Lead foundation phase coach and under 16s head coach Jason Brindley.
Jason said of the sessions:
“It has been a privilege and a joy working with the school. The school and staff have been very welcoming but none more so than the boys themselves. Their enthusiasm to learn and improve is amazing. We incorporate ball mastery skills in to each session – the idea is that players get comfortable with the ball and learn to manipulate it through different skills. I like to challenge the players’ thinking, my main coaching style being Q and A, the boys really respond through this and are extremely bright, giving great answers.”
“We focus a lot on 1v1s with the younger players. We want players to be comfortable in that situation and to feel confident to take on and beat a player. We want to make Messis not Milners. Whichever position you play in a football match you will always come up on a 1v1 situation and we want players to be able to master that, whether in or out of possession. We want players to be brave with the ball, to be creative and use skills that we have practised through the ball mastery. All sessions are linked to past learning and then aim to challenge the players further. We consider the 4 corner model and all sessions are designed to challenge players in all ways for the most holistic development.”
Jason concluded by adding:
“What’s most pleasing for me is the players’ attitude. They sprint down to the pitches and are so full of energy. They love the game and you can tell through all the smiling faces. They have been a joy to coach and work with and I for one am delighted for it to continue so I can challenge and develop the boys further.”
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