It was a busy day at the Aviva Stadium yesterday as the Spar FAI Primary School 5’s was followed yesterday evening by over 100 girls taking part in the Aviva Soccer Sisters Dream Camp.
The girls were from 11 teams that were drawn from 100 football clubs who participated in this year’s Aviva Soccer Sisters camps during the Easter mid-term break.
This years Aviva Soccer Sisters saw a 107% increase on last years figures, with 7,322 girls participating in this years Easter festival throughout the country.
Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team player and Aviva Soccer Sisters ambassador Izzy Atkinson was there yesterday to meet the young players.
“It’s just such a wonderful experience for the girls to get to play out there today. I would have been over the moon to get this experience when I was their age and I’m sure they’ll always remember it,” she said.
“It was great to hear about the big increase in the number of girls taking part in the camps, and I’m sure this will just encourage them all to come back next year. It’s all about encouraging as many girls as possible to play football and seeing them all out there enjoying themselves is just great.”
Players from the Under-17 Só Hotels Women’s National League also took part in the Dream Camp by coaching the girls and refereeing the games.
Coming Soon on Sport for Business: A look at the business behind summer camps, how they are run and the benefit they bring to clubs.