By MARTIN COBBOLD
Salvation Army FC have shown further evidence of their desire to have an active role in the local community with the announcement they are to offer free football training sessions for those in school years 1 and 2.
It is a venture that has been a desire of the club for some time and the organisers are excited at the prospect of adding to the club’s list of ventures.
The sessions will begin on Saturday, March 5, at Chilton Fields, their home ground, and the one-hour sessions will begin at 9.30am for both boys and girls. All coaches are FA qualified and CRB checked to both Salvation Army and Suffolk Football Association standards.
The children should all have football boots and shin pads, a bottle of water and must wear weather appropriate clothing. Register your interest by speaking to either Mark, 01449 677539, or Ian, 01449 614805. Alternatively, you can contact the club via firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the pitch the First XI continued to show signs of promise under new manager, Sam Dickie. Despite three consecutive defeats, there have been encouraging improvements in the recent games. There was a narrow 1-0 defeat to Somersham, in which Army deserved much better and only a last gasp equaliser prevented the side from taking all three points against Hoxne. It was an important point for the Army and it ended a poor run of results. Even more importantly it was another excellent, hard working performance from all the players involved. On another day, Army would have scored five but all the signs are there that a good run is just around the corner.
The Reserves have also shown signs of improvement; they are beginning to score goals again, which has been difficult since the unfortunate retirement of Mike Walsh due to injury. The defensive unit has also improved and hopefully some more positive results will be the reward for the hard work being put in.
- For more information, visit www.salvationarmyfc.co.uk