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Easter Coaching Courses Enjoyed By Over 100 Children

6 April 2016

Over 100 children aged between five and 13 participated in our Easter Term coaching courses run by the Club’s Foundation Trust.

The two day programme, which included skills sessions, small matches, penalty shootout and crossbar challenge competitions, was very well received.

There were awards for all who attended and individual prizes for the competition winners, presented by Vale players Ryan Boot, Jonathan Kapend and Omar Haughton.

The Foundation also ran a goalkeeper-specific day for young aspiring shot-stoppers with first team star Jak Alnwick making a guest appearance. 

The following week the Trust hosted a similar two-day course and the children were treated to a visit by Vale first teamers Carl Dickinson, Louis Dodds, JJ Hooper, Sam Kelly, Achille Campion, Ben Purkiss and Chris Birchall

Foundation Manager Tom Sherratt commented: “It was fantastic to have such a high number of children taking part and hopefully the experience provided has shown the ambition we have to increase the number of young children participating in sport within our community.

“The course was a huge success and we hope it was beneficial to all who took part and they join us again during the next programme.”

For more information on the Foundation please contact 01782 757066 or email

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