February half-term holiday course success

A group of soccer players posing for a picture.

Last week, we welcomed 251 participants onto our ever-popular half-term holiday courses in a bid to keep children in the community active during the February school holidays.

Over the course of the week, boys and girls across the region aged 5-15 took part in sessions in Grimsby, Immingham and Louth. These sessions involved tricks and skills, shooting drills, speed and agility and plenty of competitive matches and were led expertly by the team of Sports and Education coaches here at the Foundation.

Jason Land, Grimsby Town Foundation’s Disability and Inclusion Lead highlighted the importance of running these courses for the local community and said, “It’s super important that we run these holiday camps. Everyone comes and has a great time, first and foremost, meet their friends, develop their skills, and just stay nice and active.”

As well as the three-day football courses in Grimsby, Immingham and Louth, we also ran a girls only course which sold out rapidly and was very well-received. With the recent launch of our girls Emerging Talent Centre and the increase in girls attending the half-term courses, our aim to continue to push the women’s game in the local community is certainly paying off.

“I’ve been a part of running these camps for 7/8 years now,” said Land. “Back then it was just boys and the increase in girls participation grows with every half-term course we do. I think the Lionesses have played a massive part in allowing these girls to realise they can also play football too.”

As a thank you for all their hard work, the club have set up a ticket initiative to give back to all the participants of our February courses, allowing them and one adult to sit in the Osmond end, at a discounted price, for our home game against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday 2nd March.

If your child wants to get involved in our next half-term courses, keep an eye out on the foundation’s social channels for dates and booking information.