Summer Soccer Camp – What a week.

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What a great week! 5 days, 150 kids, 10 coaches, 2 helpers, 1 astro-turf pitch, 2 grass pitches, 100’s of goals, 1,000’s of smiles and countless hours of fun. All good things must come to an end and so it was this afternoon when all of the children received their certificates for their participation in the Newport Town AFC FAI Summer Soccer School.

The club was delighted to host its second summer camp and we hope that every boy & girl who took part had a great time and made lots of new friends.

The camp doesn’t just happen by accident and there are lots of people to thank. Firstly, the coaches who made the camp such a special & fun place from the first minute to the last. Thanks guys, you were all simply amazing.

The boys & girls who were so well behaved, enthusiastic and good humoured all week long. Ye were brilliant.

The parents who were patient and co-operative all week at drop-off and collection times. We know that the car park was ‘fun’ at times, so thank you.

The car park ‘helpers’ who ensured that everything ran smoothly and were always smiling and helpful.

The club Chairman & committee who welcomed the coaches, children and parents to NTAFC with open arms and did their very best to ensure that everyone enjoyed themselves.

The groundsmen (Johnny & Gazza) who made sure that the pitches were in pristine condition all week long.

Our photographer-in-chief, Jody Lenihan, for capturing so many happy images during the week. The old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words was never so true.

Special mention to our ‘American cousin’ the club’s coaching co-ordinator, Aidan O’Brien, currently on coaching duty in the U S of A for all his hard work in the build up to the camp. Aidan, we survived and hopefully didn’t let you down.

We hope we didn’t forget anyone, if so, sorry.

We now all look forward to a few weeks off before the season starts again and look forward to another great year for NTAFC both on and off the pitch. We are a progressive and community based club and based on the last week, the future sure is bright for NTAFC.

Roll on the Summer Soccer Camp of 2016. Thank you one and all.

Images from the camp are available to view here, here, here & here.