Bristol City Community Trust hosted its February half-term football camp at FIVES Soccer Centre, South Bristol Sports Centre last week, with a capacity of 150 youngsters in attendance each day.
Packed with skill sessions, speed guns, target cages and small-sided matches, Lee Tomlin, Josh Brownhill, Hordur Magnusson and Scott Golbourne surprised the participants on Friday as they took time out to visit to the camp.
The coaching sessions took place at South Bristol Sports Centre for just the second time, following on from its recently launched partnership with the club.
“The facilities are unbelievable and to have 150 kids every day just shows how big Bristol is,” said Tomlin.
“I’ve really enjoyed it. You can see how much fun the kids have had and they all want to learn. It’s good for the future of Bristol.”
Community Trust’s head of operations Dan White expressed his gratitude to the players for attending, saying: “I am extremely grateful to the four players for taking the time to come and visit our holiday camps.
“For the children to get the opportunity to play alongside their heroes is something special. All the children and the players left with beaming smiles on their faces.
“Community engagement is vital for the club and these camps demonstrate the club really is based at the heart of the community.
“This is the second time we have delivered our camps at South Bristol Sports Centre and once again it has been hugely successful, both in terms numbers and the standard of delivery.
“Our relationship with the venue is continually strengthening, and we now deliver several sessions at South Bristol Sports Centre each week, for males and females of all ages and abilities.”
The Trust will be hosting a football-fun holiday camp over the Easter holidays. The dates will be released shortly, so keep an eye on the Trust’s website.
To view images from the camp, click here.