(Left to right) Ryan Shanahan, Neil Hardwick, Bryson Hardwick, Danielle Webb, and William Webb are grateful to Wolves Soccer Club donating the fields for a clinic.
(Left to right) Ryan Shanahan, Neil Hardwick, Bryson Hardwick, Danielle Webb, and William Webb are grateful to Wolves Soccer Club donating the fields for a clinic. Chrissy Harris

Kids get kick out of clinic

A SOCCER coaching clinic is set to net young players all the round-ball skills they need.

Wolves Soccer Club has donated the fields for a four-day soccer clinic, conducted by ex-Premier League players Adem Poric and Paul Osborne.

The clinics teach all the skills vital for soccer including dribbling and passing.

Michelle and Neil Hardwick’s son Bryson attended the camp in Rockhampton, and the pair is thrilled the clinic is being made available for Gladstone kids.

“We were really impressed with them and we’ll be going back,” Michelle said.

“The kids got totally different skills, and they think about the game more on the field.”

Neil took up coaching his son’s under-8 soccer team earlier this year, knowing little about the game, and came away from the clinic with many handy tips.

The clinic runs in the first week of the school holidays from Monday, September 20 until Thursday, September 25.

Kids from six to 16 can attend.

There is one coach to about 15 players, and at the conclusion of the clinic a giant soccer game is held. The cost is $55 per day and this includes a uniform.

Wolves Soccer Club Brian Niven said the club was happy to donate the fields for the clinic.

“It’s for the kids, so it’s great for them and the development of the game here in Gladstone,” he said.

Anyone wanting information can go to www.totallyfootballacademy.com.au or contact Adem Poric on 0439 757 718. Nominations can be found online or at the Wolves Soccer Club through Brian Niven on 0401 417 485.



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