BME Inclusion Football Festival
26 August 2014

BME Inclusion Football Festival

On Sunday 24 August, over 60 junior Black and Ethnic Minority players between 5 to 16 years of age participated in the ‘Summer Football Festival’ at the Cardiff Gôl Football Centre.

The event was lead by the ‘Dynamic Sports Development’ voluntary organisation with the support of the Welsh Football Trust. The festival is run annually to provide children from Black and Ethnic Minority communities of Cardiff an opportunity to play more football.

All players who attended had a fantastic day, playing mini football games and taking part in number of coaching sessions delivered by some of the qualified coaches. All players who turned up went home with certificates, medals and T-shirts which were sponsored by ‘Street Games’.

The event doesn’t end here. Every Sunday from the 31st of August, Dynamic Sport Development will deliver weekly football coaching sessions for children who attended the festival day. The sessions will be split into three age groups and delivered by qualified level 1 and 2 coaches who are also from BME background. The coaching school will run every Sunday at the Gôl Centre in Cardiff from 11am – 2pm.

The purpose of the weekly coaching school is to keep young players involved in the game and create a bridge for players and their local clubs. The coaching sessions will help young children to build skill and confidence within a more comfortable zone before having the opportunity to join a local club.