Thirty youngsters aged 7-12 years from Dawlish and surrounding areas enjoyed a two-day ‘Football in the Community’ course at Dawlish Community College during the Half Term break. The course consisted of structured coaching sessions together with ‘fun orientated competitions’ and small sided games.
The coaches for the course included ex Dundee United, Exeter City and Torquay United player and current First Team Manager Chris Myers alongside Dawlish Town Assistant Manager and midfielder Adam Shearer who heads the ‘Football in the Community’ department at Dawlish Town.
Shearer commented “As coaches we were really pleased with how the youngsters applied themselves over the two-days. Some players really showed some potential and as a result of this, one player has been invited to train with a ‘Plymouth Argyle Youth Development’ centre.’
All of the players on the course received T-shirts, Match Tickets and certificates. There were also trophies, medals and prizes for competition winners.
Adam Shearer also added “The last six weeks has been a really busy and productive period which has seen us visit and work in several schools in the Dawlish and Teignmouth area to promote football and generally raise awareness of ‘healthy eating’ and ‘regular exercise’. This term shall be even busier as we are taking on more schools. We have been giving FREE match tickets to all pupils and it has been great to see many of them attend our First Team matches and show a genuine interest in Dawlish Town Football Club’