March 18th saw Bangor City FC host a Girls only Football and Education Festival for Primary Schools in the Bangor area at the Bangor University Stadium. The festival was run in partnership with the Welsh Football Trust and Coleg Menai.
This inspiring event saw girls from Primary Schools Pen Y Bryn (Bethesda) and Felinheli attending a day of football, education and fun which saw the girls engaging in a range of football activities and games as well as Literacy and Numeracy Sessions. With over 100 children in attendance this was a fantastic day at the football club.
The day saw the children taking part in different football stations on dribbling, shooting, small-sided games and others, which not only enabled them to have fun and develop their skills but also facilitate their participation in a girls only day which will encourage their continued participation in football. The football sessions were delivered by Coleg Menai Level 3 Sport Coaches, who ran the football activities for the participants as part of their Sports Leadership qualification.
Alongside the football sessions the girls were also engaged within Literacy and Numeracy activities taken from our Love Football Read and Count The Game projects which utilise the medium of football and sport to engage children within the development of reading and maths skills.
Following this, Tuesday 29th March saw the community partnership between club and Vi-Ability, Kick Off 3 days of Easter Soccer Fun at The Bangor University Stadium, Nantporth, Bangor.
The camp was a great success with fantastic numbers of children in attendance and playing football as over 50 players attended the day. Overall the camp provided a fantastic way for the children to spend their school holidays, in a fun, relaxed and professional environment, providing them the opportunity to develop their footballing skills, make new friends and most importantly have fun.
Both events showcased the Bangor City FC's progressive nature in getting all children in their community playing football.