Carniny Youth Football Club added another important accolade to its ever-increasing roll of honour at a recent event.
A group of young people from Carniny Amateur and Youth FC who were part of the clubs TEENAGE KICKZ programme recently received their course completion certificates which included the Irish FA level 1 football coaching award.
It was carried out by Joe Doherty from the Irish Football Association along with education on the misuse of substances lessons carried out by the local PSNI.
The project was funded by the Policing & Community Safety Partnership and was benefited by young people from Carniny Amateur & Youth FC.
The dozen people who have acquired this qualification are now qualified and will be able to carry out coaching duties within the club to many of its younger members.
Club secretary Billy O’Flaherty MBE stated: “On behalf of the club we would like to thank the Irish Football Association and in particular Joe Doherty for carrying out the training, to the generous funding from our partners in the PCSP and Ballymena PSNI for taking the lessons in relation to substances.”
‘FIRST SKILLS’ COURSE
Last week also saw some of the youngest Carniny Youth Players complete a Coerver Coaching ‘First Skills’ programme within the local club’ Football Development Centre.
The young players age 5 upwards were put through their paces under the watchful eye of Austin Speight from Coerver Coaching Ulster and Carniny Coaches. All the players received a Coerver Certificate before the sessions took a break for the Christmas Holidays.
FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
The FDC will resume with Coerver on 11th Jan 2016. As a ‘Coerver Partner Club’, a further 10 week session is planned in the New Year. Any parents interested in getting their child involved in Coerver Coaching with Carniny Amateur and Youth FC should contact Davy Boyd 07803974402 for more details.
The coaching is open for children born 2012 upwards. For further updates please follow the club on twitter, @CarninyYouthFC and on their Facebook page ‘Carniny Amateur and Youth FC’ and official club website - www.carninyyouthfc.co.uk.
Carniny Amateur and Youth FC are currently on the look out for enthusiastic aspiring coaches to join their progressive local football club.
The club are particularly interested in recruiting coaches for their Football Development Centre currently catering for children born in 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2009. Coaches will have the opportunity to achieve Coerver Coaching Diploma award and will also be progressed by the club through the Irish FA Coaching ladder.
If anyone out there thinks they would like to start out on their coaching career, please get in touch with the club.