Football training sessions are being held at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre during the autumn.
The sessions, organised by Durham County Council, include ‘On the Ball’ junior football coaching for 5-to-11-year-olds every Monday (4.30-5.30pm).
The courses, which cost £2.50, are aimed at helping youngsters – including the most inexperienced players – to learn football skills and build their confidence in a fun and exciting environment.
Durham County Council’s Neil Trainor, who co-ordinates the On the Ball sessions, said: “Junior skills coaching is an excellent way to improve your football talents or learn new techniques, whilst enjoying time with friends.
“All coaches are qualified to a minimum of FA Level 2 in Football Coaching and each week there will be a range of fun contests to get involved with including the cross bar challenge and target shoot outs.”
Sessions are also being held at Shildon Leisure Centre (5-11 years, Thursdays, 5-6pm) and Spennymoor Leisure Centre (5-9 years and 10-14 years, Fridays 5-7pm).
Further information is available by contacting Durham County Council on 03000 266 442 or visit www.durham.gov.uk/ontheball