220 junior Black and Ethnic Minority players participate in the ‘Easter Football Festival’
On Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th of April, over 220 junior Black and Ethnic Minority players between 7-19 years of age participated in the ‘Easter Football Festival’ at the Channel View Leisure Centre in Grangetown, Cardiff. The Welsh Football Trust and Dynamic Sports Development delivered this festival with the support from Street Games and Cardiff City FC Community Foundation to promote the Cardiff City ‘football 4 all’ sessions in centres around Cardiff.
Apart from creating more playing opportunities for BME players, the main objective of the festival was to raise as much interest as possible from players to register and attend the ‘coaching 4 all’ sessions that were delivered by Cardiff City FC. It was an also an opportunity for any talented players to be scouted by the club.
The festival was split into two days - the first day for 7-13 age groups and the second for 14-19 age groups. The first day consisted of plenty of 4v4 fun football for the younger age groups and plenty of coaching sessions delivered by qualified coaches. The second day had a more competitive approach with players playing in a 5-a-side competition.
All players who attended had a fantastic day, playing mini football games, and taking part in number of coaching sessions. They also went home with certificates, medals and t-shirts that were provided by Street Games.
The Welsh Football Trust would like to thank Dynamic Sports Development and all the volunteers involved making this event successful.