Kids Camps Conclude For 2017
The Sligo Rovers Halloween Camp concluded last week and rounded off a magnificent year of kids camps for the club, with close to 1,500 children attending throughout 2017. Our camps, which have grown in popularity year on year, are viewed as an affordable safe environment for children, which helps make new friends while also improving their football skills.
This year also witnessed the introduction of an optional breakfast club from 8.30am each morning. This involved the children coming to The Showgrounds before the camp commenced, having their breakfast with members of the first team while also learning about nutrition, along with a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. This initiative proved hugely popular with close to 200 children enrolling in the breakfast club since its foundation in July of this year.
Speaking on the success of the camps throughout 2017, co-ordinator Shane Crossan added the following " I am overwhelmed with the success of this year's camps. I cannot thank the coaches, parents and of course the kids enough for their support and dedication to all of our camps throughout the year. To see children coming back week after week is personally very rewarding, as that shows how much they enjoy their time here in the club".
First team manager Gerard Lyttle also spoke on the success of the camps in 2017 and stated "When I first arrived to The Showgrounds back in April, I was really taken aback by the amount of children in the ground smiling, laughing and playing football. It was in the middle of Easter camp at that stage and to see such a professional set up for children within the club was very encouraging to see. Both the Summer and Halloween Camps were equally as popular and huge credit must go to everyone involved"
Chairman Martin Heraghty summed up the success of the camps in 2017 by adding the following“We are delighted with the increasing popularity of the camps. We see the Showgrounds as a focal point for football in the community and the various camps certainly help achieve this goal. The camps provide a terrific opportunity for outdoor activity for children of various ages during holiday times and of course introduce new generations to “The Rovers”.
We would like to once again thank everyone who contributed to the success of the Easter, Summer and Halloween camps in 2017. We will be back again in 2018 for plenty more of fun, football and laughter. Until then, we would like to wish all of our participants from this year the best of luck in school and we look forward to seeing you all back in the Showgrounds in 2018.