Peterhead FC gears up for week of youth coaching

PETERHEAD V ROSS COUNTY'(DUNCAN BROWN)''PETERHEAD'S DAVID COX HOLDS OFF A TACKLE FROM STEVEN SAUNDERS
PETERHEAD V ROSS COUNTY'(DUNCAN BROWN)''PETERHEAD'S DAVID COX HOLDS OFF A TACKLE FROM STEVEN SAUNDERS

Senior coaching and playing staff from Peterhead FC are to run a series of youth coaching sessions throughout Scottish Week.

Manager Jim McInally, as well as youth coach Davie Nicholls and players David Cox and Dean Cowie, will be on hand to give the youngsters first hand advice and guidance.

The sessions, aimed at kids aged between 5 and 14, will take place on the Catto Park astroturf pitches. The emphasis will be on small sided games to encourage all players to get touches on the ball.

Activites will include ball mastery, passing, control, dribbling, shooting, attacking and defending as well as daily skill challenges and the chance to play on the main Balmoor pitch.

Nat Porter, Peterhead’s General Manager, has played a key role in organising the event. He said: “It’s a double whammy in some ways as it’s all based on fun games but it also gives us an oppurtunity to pick up some gems, someone a little bit special.”

“We saw a couple at Easter who we’ll be keeping an eye on - 12 and 13 year olds. We’re trying to work on our youth side and tie it in with our first team. The kids will get a chance.”

“I’m delighted Jim, David and maybe Dean are coming up for the coaching. Let’s hope the sun shines.”

As a reward for their efforts in training, all the kids have been given VIP access to Peterhead’s friendly match with Aberdeen FC on Tuesday 23 July. The game is likely to be well attended as it will be the first oppurtunity many North-East fans have to see Aberdeen’s new marquee signings Barry Robson, Gregg Wylde, Willo Flood and Calvin Zola.

The Scottish Week Coaching Programme runs from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July.