Aviva has announced that 130 FAI Soccer Sister Camps will take place across the country during the Easter school holidays. This is a significant increase on the 110 camps that took place in 2016 before Aviva’s return to its supporting role.
Aviva’s renewed sponsorship of the programme, which runs to 2020, will aim to further boost the number of camps available around the country. The Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camps will run for two full days during the Easter school break. It is open to all girls 7-12 years old of all abilities and gives them a chance to learn the skills of football in a safe and fun environment.
Each participant will receive a full Aviva Soccer Sister kit, including a limited edition Soccer Sister Jersey, a “Play Like a Soccer Sister” wristband” and a football. At the end of the camp, each girls will be presented with an official FAI Aviva Soccer Sisters completion certificate signed by Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team player, Aine O’Gorman and Sue Ronan, FAI’s Head of Women’s Football.
Early birds for the Easter Camps who sign up before the 28th of February will be in with a chance to win a place at the Aviva Soccer Sisters Golden Camp, which will take place at the FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown. There are thirty places available for this once in a lifetime experience to live like a professional footballer for a day at Abbotstown, training and eating with the full Women’s National Team.
“The Soccer Sisters Camps are an ideal opportunity for young girls to experience football in a fun, safe environment with their peer group and friends,” said Sue Ronan, Head of Women’s Football with the FAI.
“The 2 day Easter Camps are the first step on the football ladder for young girls and have proved to be a big hit over the past number of years. Many of these girls have stayed in the game, some going on to great heights like playing for their country at underage level, while others continue to enjoy the game at club-level, having made life-long friends along the way.”
“Aviva is honoured to be involved with the FAI Soccer Sisters up until 2020,” added Mark Russell, Sponsorship Manager with Aviva Ireland
“We want to work with the FAI to help increase awareness of the programme and also to help expand and develop the programme.”
“Soccer Sisters is a significant addition to our grassroots sports programmes and Aviva is delighted to have this opportunity to encourage young girls to get involved and stay involved in sport and, – let’s hope – create some soccer heroes for the future.”
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