Saturday, 8 February 2014

Sporting Rootz

Two managers from the Worcester Park Colts Football Club have set up a football school for 5 - 11 year olds to run during school holidays - including the coming half term. Rootz Soccer School has been started by Westley and Jamie to give high quality football coaching to boys and girls in the area, from aspiring players to kids who are a bit bored to those whose parents can't afford a childminder...

The daily sessions run from 9am until 3pm from Monday the 17th of February until Friday the 21st. It costs £50 for one child for the entire week (which works out to £1.67 per hour) £40 for further siblings, or you can turn up on any of the days for £15 (provided there is space available). And yes you can drop them off there for the day.

According to Westley (and their literature) all their coaches are CRB checked, FA qualified to levels 1 and 2, and trained in both child protection and first aid. (I am not doubting any of this, I just haven't made independent checks myself.)

Westley told the blog that they had wanted to kick off the lessons at the Worcester Park Football Club in Green Lane using the new astroturf  (at the back, in place of the old tennis courts) but because of the weather the astroturf is not yet ready so they have had to move the event to Richard Challoner School on Manor Drive North (Malden Manor, KT3 5PE) until the new turf is ready.

They have taken their name from the concept that football and fun starts at the “Grass roots” and this is something they are keep to promote. They believe that when kids are having fun they learn more and that sports like this can help the kids to develop many skills not just football skills.

Click on the 'info' on the right to read more about their philosophy etc. And for more information contact Westley on 07557 003 000, Jamie on 07568 331 593 or see their facebook page here.