Law firm Collas Crill is sponsoring the Jersey Football Association’s youth community programme.
The three year deal will support the scheme which is aimed at those between the ages of five and 11 and provides young people of all abilities with the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game.
It is delivered by two full time and seven part-time community coaches and covers a range of activities:
In term In-Curricular Primary School PE Lessons
Weekly After School Skill Sessions
Holiday Fun Weeks
Free Fun Nights for Girls
Support Club Mini Sections
Support Primary School Girls Festivals
Coach Development and Mentoring
Work Experience Opportunities
Brian Oliver, the Jersey FA Football Development Manager, said: “Our community programme puts young people at the heart of the learning process in a way that is fun and engaging. Thanks to the support of Collas Crill, we are able to provide qualified coaches to develop a player pathway into junior football on the island.”
“Through our various initiatives, we are enabling young players on the island the chance to develop their skills and be the best that they can be.”
Dionne Gilbert, partner and head of the CSR committee in Jersey, said: “Corporate social responsibility is about supporting and understanding the needs of our community. While the programme is vital in encouraging good health and wellbeing in young people, it also teaches much more; it shows young people how to work in a team, encourages all abilities and genders and provides an essential mentoring service for coaches – all things that are hugely important for the growth of our society.”