Soccer coaching scores with youngsters at Wooler

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Trident Soccer hosted a successful coaching camp at Wooler First School during the May half-term holidays and the course included several young players from Berwick attending the event.

The fun-packed week included five-a-side games, skills coaching, attacking and defending, team work and team-shape and the ever popular speed-radar shoot-out.

The course was attended by Newcastle United Under 21 player Jonni Quinn who answered questions on football, NUFC, work ethic, training, his personal development to being a professional player, passing on his knowledge as well as providing a skills demonstrations for the youngsters. Quinn, from Alnwick, started training with Trident Soccer in 2001 at the Duchess High School and was a member of the Trident Academy team displaying their skills in front of the late Sir Bobby Robson at the opening ceremony of Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre.

He said: “I have really enjoyed my time back at where my footballing career started and the Trident Soccer camps brought back a lot of happy memories. The young players were brilliant and I was delighted to attend.”

Trident Soccer’s Ryan Jobson thanked the coaches, volunteers, parents and children for their support as well as Jonni Quinn for providing encouragement to the youngsters. He said, “Jonni showed immense talent at an early age and has worked extremely hard to earn a professional contract with Newcastle United. He has not forgotten his early beginnings and continues to encourage youngsters to participate in active sport and grass-roots football.”