The Football Development Centre (MBFDC) staff at Mounts Bay produced another Soccer Camp masterclass throughout the February half term break. In total 75 players aged 4-11yrs attended the two day Soccer Camp which was very successful indeed.
Throughout the camp, the players took part in the following activities:
1. Skill development sessions
2. Crossbar challenge
4. Champions League tournament
5. Penalty shootout
There were also an array of prizes on offer for each age group, listed below are the awards the players were trying to win:
1. Overall player
2. Best attitude
3. Coaches special award
4. Crossbar challenge winner (day 1 challenge)
5. Joe Cole Ball Control challenge winner (day 2 challenge)
6. Tournament winners
7. Early Applicants prize draw
Football Development Centre Manager Mr Lawrence is ever pleased with the success of the centre and said:
‘It is pleasing to see the Football centre is well supported by the school and the community, in particular our grassroots programmes such as the Soccer Camps and Saturday Mini Soccer Centre are very popular. We are now seeing many players who attend push on further be it into a Charter Standard Community club or into our Long Term Player Development Centre (LTPD)’.
‘Our most prestigious programme is the LTPD pathway, which is tailored specifically to our gifted young players and is linked with Plymouth Argyle, Cornwall FA and Cornwall Schools FA representative teams. Within in the last 12 months we have had four players progress into the Plymouth Argyle Academy and an array of players being selected for the district and county squads. Considering the geographical location in Penzance, these players now have the opportunity to progress and are apart of a successful system. It’s pleasing the centre at Mounts Bay is giving these players the environment and pathway to develop whilst enjoying their sport’
‘We are also about to launch a new Girls Football Development Centre which will be open to primary aged girls in school years 3, 4, 5 & 6. This will hopefully engage and develop the female game further and be a successful feeder centre from schools into community participation. The centre will allow the girls to develop their skills further in a pressure free and fun environment. Any girls out there wishing to attend, please ask your school for the information’.
Any further information regarding the Football opportunities on offer (boys or girls), please email Mr Kevin Lawrence, Football Development Officer –