As part of my commitment to local good causes, I have agreed to work with 2nd Chance Football Academy run by former Hibernian and Scotland forward, Garry O'Connor. Garry had played for 8 senior clubs, both at home and abroad whilst also winning 16 international caps so he has a wealth of experience to pass onto the youngsters.
The academy will be running a 2 day festival over the weekend of 4/5 May so fingers crossed for good weather so that the kids can enjoy the time and also get some great pictures taken.
The objectives of the academy are detailed as
To encourage each individual Player to achieve them best in football and school.
And act as positive Role Models in all behaviors.
To provide a disciplined environment where player and coaches take pride.
To promote and support positive out come’s
To recognise and celebrate an individual players success on on off me pitch
As regular readers will know, I am a fan of all sorts of sports and feel that I have a very accomplished sports photographer so I'm looking forward to working with another community project of this type.