Launch Turn Up and Play Scheme on Anglesey
On Wednesday 22nd April Bangor City FC In The Community, launched its Turn Up and Play (TUP) Scheme on Anglesey with a taster session at Ysgol Llaingoch in Holyhead, the first of 7 schools to participate in the scheme. Bangor City's TUP scheme is being delivered in partnership with the Welsh Football Trust and is being launched in the Holyhead and Llangefni areas through the delivery of taster sessions at 7 schools, 4 in Holyhead and 3 in Llangefni.
The school based taster sessions represent phase 1 of the TUP scheme. Once this is completed the second phase of the scheme will be delivering a 1 hour weekly TUP session in each area. The coaching in each school will be for Years 1 and 2 and the out of school weekly sessions will be for players aged 4 – 7 years. The aim of this project is to get children who currently do not play in a structured environment, to play football, imbue within them a love for the game, develop their basic skills and then signpost them into a junior club. The session at Ysgol Llaingoch was a fantastic way to kick off this project with 25 pupils in attendance, a great group of players to work with, some fantastic skills on show and a great school to work in partnership with!!! Bangor City FC Community Officer Ethan Ray said “this was a great start to the project, and a great scheme to be part of, fantastic way to engage more children within the sport, helping to develop the game and facilitating the development of young footballers. We are looking forward to our 1st taster session in the Llangefni area next week when we visit Ysgol Y Graig”
WFT Club Development Officer Guy Handscombe added ‘‘I am delighted to see the progress already made by Ethan and his team as we see this as a long term project. The aim of the taster sessions is to provide young boys and girls the opportunity to play football but create a sustainable programme at the same time. This will be achieved as there is a pathway for the children to follow, to go from school, into the local leisure centres and into a club environment if they wish. This project will also enable Bangor City Community Programme to create links with schools and job opportunities within the football club. I would like to thank Owain Jones from Anglesey Sport Development for his help and support with this project.’’