Session is on the ball

Isos Community Involvement officer Lindsey Porter at Lynemouth Soccer Schools annual presentation event.
Isos Community Involvement officer Lindsey Porter at Lynemouth Soccer Schools annual presentation event.
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Young football fans have been rewarded for their love of the game during a special event.

The children have been attending a twice-weekly soccer school in Lynemouth supported by local housing provider Isos.

Each of the participants earned a trophy during the soccer school’s annual presentation evening.

The hour-long sessions cater for four to 16-year-olds and are led by coach Doug Thoburn, in partnership with Sportszone North-East.

Based at the William Leech Campus in the village, the sessions run on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings and have proved very popular, attracting more than20 children per session.

As well as improving their football skills the youngsters get the chance to take part in internal competitions and play matches, while the soccer school also promotes team working, the importance of commitment and physical activity, and social inclusion.

Isos community involvement officer Lindsey Porter said: “The children have a lot of respect for Doug and we’ve had some great feedback from the local community about the positive impact the soccer school has had in Lynemouth.”