Last month saw another fun and successful February half-term soccer school run by Preston North End and the Sir Tom Finney Foundation.
Parents had the option of booking their children on to the school for single days or for the whole week.
The 168 participating kids showed up by the carloads to the Playfootball.net complex in Preston each morning, looking forward to an action packed day with their new friends.
Each day, the young athletes received training and help with their technical skills, completed drills and other activities, and played small sided football matches.
Even with all the benefits and fun of participating in a PNE soccer school, a definite highlight for many of the kids was Thursday, when several PNE players, including Joe Garner, John Welsh and Iain Hume, along with many others and Deepdale Duck, came to visit.
The players’ trip included a meet-and-greet, talks with the kids, and getting involved in some games.
The first team is proud to support the soccer schools, and Scott Laird added: ‘It’s important for us as role models and as a team to support the soccer schools and be positive figures for the kids.
“We want to make sure that kids are active, and football is a great activity for that.”
As with all other PNE soccer schools, this weeklong half-term programme was led by PNE’s own qualified and CRB checked coaches to ensure a positive and safe experience for all.