The Academy delivers a challenge
On Wednesday 8th September Ayr united Football Academy in conjunction with the Community Safety Officer, Paul Scully, organised a Skills Challenge for young adults aged between 12 and 18, who were selected by the local Community Safety Officers to take part.
The kids that took part don’t have much to do at night and this gave them the opportunity to take part in a organised football event. The challenges on show included
* The Kaka Challenge, which saw the kids show off their keepie-uppie talents,
* The Shooting Challenge where the kids had to beat a target time to score four goals, two with their right foot and two with their left foot, and
* The Dribbling Challenge where the players were to dribble through a group of cones at different distances apart and try to beat the time set by the coach.
They then took part in small sided games giving the kids a chance to show off their skills, to compete against each other and to compete in a mini tournament. The night was a great success and was enjoyed by everyone. The next step for the kids that took part will be the Night Leagues which start on Oct 1st 2010. The League winners will be given the chance to train alongside Ayr United Football Club’s first team players during the Christmas period.