Dragons give back to community

Canterbury Utd coaching clinics taking place this weekend. Photo by Canterbury Utd

Canterbury United continues with its annual coaching event this Saturday 22 November at ASB Football Park.

For the past three seasons the Dragons have provided 2 or 3 free coaching clinics per season to kids aged 6 to 12. This is a small gesture to give back to the community while the kids have an unforgettable experience.

Head Coach Devine says “It’s important for the team to be part of the community.”

“Engaging with the kids is not only a lot of fun for the players, but also a positive way to give back to those who support us week in week out.”

This year Canterbury United received an incredible 130 registrations which means the coaching clinic is split up over two days. The first 100 kids will receive their hour training by the Dragons this Saturday while the next group has to hold their nerves until Saturday 6 December.

After the hour training every kid receives a certificate of recognition and there is time for photos and signatures.

Devine laughs: “Some players aren’t used to all the attention, but there is no escape when there are that many kids standing in front of you.”

Registrations for Saturday 6 December still open, contact lars.sieger@mainlandfootball.co.nz

Story by Canterbury United

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