Aviva Soccer Sisters open bookings for 2017
The Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter camps programme is open to girls between the ages of 7-12 years old and gives them the chance to play football in a fun environment with girls of their own age and ability. The camps cater for girls of all levels of skill from those who have never played up to those who play regularly. It is aimed at attracting new girls to play football, but to also foster the enjoyment of those already playing the game.
The Aviva Soccer Sisters programme is now in its eleventh year and had been a part of the huge increase in participation in the girl’s game at a grass roots level since 2006. Over that period there have been almost 26,000 young girls participated on the programme.
The 2017 Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camps will be taking place in 125 locations across the country providing 3,000+ girls the opportunity to get involved. The two day camps are all overseen by FAI accredited coaches and for €30, the girls will also receive an Aviva Soccer Sisters Umbro kit (Jersey, shorts & socks) and a football, as part of the camp. A full list of camps is available on www.soccersisters.ie
Aviva’s sponsorship has helped us to expand the number of venues across the country in 2017 and Aviva will also host a number of competitions over the coming weeks. Book before 28th February and be one of 30 lucky participants that will be selected to attend our Aviva Soccer Sisters Golden Camp, which will be held in FAI National Training Centre. Book now to be in with a chance www.soccersisters.ie
A further competition will take place for ten of our host clubs to bring ten of their participants to the Soccer Sisters Festival of Football at the Aviva Stadium in May 2017. This will give young players from all over the country the chance to play on the famous Aviva pitch.
Sue Ronan, FAI Head of Women’s Football, said; “Over the last decade the Soccer Sisters has become a very important programme for introducing young girls to the game and has been one of the main reasons we’ve seen a huge growth in numbers at underage level. The next step is to create proper links from this programme to the clubs so these young girls will continue in the game and become the stars of the future.”
Mark Russell, Sponsorship Manager, Aviva Ireland, said; “Aviva are delighted to be involved with the Soccer Sisters programme for 2017. We want to help expand the reach of the Soccer Sisters camps across the country to help get more clubs and schools involved in 2017. Along with the Aviva Soccer Sisters camps in clubs and schools there will also be the Easter Camps and the Nursery Academy which gives girls from 5 – 8 years old the chance to try football in a fun environment. This is another of Aviva’s grassroots programmes along with our sponsorship of the IRFU’s Mini Rugby that we are helping to create the heroes of tomorrow who will hopefully be wearing the green jersey in years to come.”