Maiden City Soccer hosted their first ever Academy Open Day which welcomed over 100 people to Lisneal College recently.
On the day, Maiden City Soccer opened its doors to allow everyone in attendance an opportunity to see their holistic and comprehensive approach to player development.
The day began with Academy Director Paul Kee addressing the assembled parents, players and guests on the coaching philosophy of Maiden City Soccer and a brief overview of what the day involved. This was warmly received and those in attendance found it informative.
Parents and visitors were then free to sample demonstrations involving current Maiden City players on everything from technical and tactical aspects on the pitches, match analysis sessions using video technology, conditioning sessions from the MSC sports scientists and MCS physical literacy for early years and community programmes.
Parents also learned more about our child welfare and child centred approach to coaching.
In attendance on the day was MSC partner team wear supplier Next Level Sports who launched our new 2015/16 Adidas training wear and match day kits.
Parents also had the opportunity to speak to representatives from BossUK, Maiden City Soccer’s official partner and sports management agency regarding the role of agents and representatives in the game.
Speaking on the day, managing director Gareth Jones said: “It’s a great opportunity for us to meet with the parents and players from Maiden City Academy and let them know exactly what we do for those players who start out on the professional ladder.
“To be invited to a day like this has been fantastic and the work that is put in by the coaching staff at Maiden City prepares the boys for a life in and out of the game.”
Maiden City Soccer would like to thank the staff at Lisneal College, Lorna, Mark, Davy and Tom for their support in the organisation and build up to the day.
Over the last number of years an excellent relationship with the staff of Lisneal College has been developed and MSC could not do without the use of their excellent facilities for their teams.
Additional thanks goes to Seamus Mellon of The Mellon Group, Doherty’s Home Bakery, Pennyburn Industrial Estate; Different Class Menswear, Carlisle Road; APM Marketing & Filmmakers; Aspire Fitness and Performance, Springtown Industrial Estate; Core Gym, Coleraine and McDonalds restaurants for their support throughout the day.