Kids In The City Beat The Summer Heat, By Learning To Play The BFC Way
BFC Soccer Schools organised a Summer Camp for the kids in the city during the months of April and May, in Bengaluru. Close to 150 children between the ages of five and 16 participated in the camp which is offered either as a one-month or a two-month course.
The camps are held in five locations, namely The GameChanger in Mathikere, XLR8 in Hennur, Clarence High School Grounds in Cox town, PlayMania in Bellandur and Sherwood High School in Bannerghatta Road, and divided into five age categories, U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16.
“Our aim in conducting this Summer Camp was to give those kids who are unable to attend the regular sessions an opportunity to be trained by professional coaches of the club, during their summer vacations,” said Assistant Manager of Soccer Schools, Pravruth Harish.
With the first half of the Camp ending in April, an inter- branch tournament was organised at the Kanteerava Stadium on the 30th of the same month. Close to 250 kids from both the Summer Camps as well as the regular Soccer Schools were put to the test in a competitive environment that saw them display all that they had learnt on the very pitch their stars played on just the previous day.
“The advantage with BFC Soccer Schools is that the coaches are very interactive and give all the kids a lot of attention. We did try a few other places before, but I am very satisfied with the way BFC is conducting the course,” said Mrs. Veena, mother of Adhivik Ramakrishnan, who attends the Soccer Schools at The GameChanger, Mathikere.
The Summer Camp, now in its final leg, will host an AFC Grassroots Day program for its kids at the Bangalore Football Stadium on the 13th of May. The event will see children from various branches come together at Bengaluru FC’s training ground and attend sessions on nutrition, good training habits and more.