The Annual Hearts of Oak Masters Football Club (HOOMFC) “teach them Young” football School Holiday camp will be staged this year from tomorrow to Friday 18th August 2017. The activity which is arguably one of Guyana premiere School holiday activities will be held at the Scot Church ground, Princess Elizabeth road New Amsterdam and the nearby Prison Officers Sports Club and the All Saints Primary School.
The programme, which is in its 20th year, will be held five days weekly from Mondays – Fridays from 09:00hrs -13:00 hrs.
The organisers are catering for youths from age six years and up and will be targeting both boys and girls.
During the camp the youths will be taught the finer points of the game which included both theory and practical. The programme also caters for the developing of their interpersonal skills and relationship.
The practical sessions will entail showing the youngsters the various ways in receiving, passing, shooting, taking, dribbling, goalkeeping and throwing the football among other points. The youths are also expected to be schooled in discipline, etiquette, good table manners and general education which will also include session on HIV and AIDS. Physical fitness will also be an integral part of the sessions.
The main aim of the programme is to have the youths better able to appreciate the rules and regulation of the game, improve their knowledge and skills and understand general sportsmanship and have a better human relationship with others and improve their discipline generally.
The organisers this year is looking to do a few things differently, like offering incentives as a form of encouragement for outstanding performances during the programme.
Certificates and other memorabilia are expected to be given to the participants at the end of the activity.
The HOOMFC is expecting a good response as school is out and the programme has now become a part of the youths annual out of school package.
During the sessions a number of prominent persons are expected to visit and impart their knowledge with the participants during the packed programme.
Once again the HOOMFC is seeking the support of the general public and the business sector for assistance, especially footballs, to make the programme the success it usually is.
Interested persons can make contact with any member of the Hearts of Oak Football Club.
However, despite its longevity and tremendous benefits to society, there have been no words of support from The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) or the National Sports Commission, unlike what is done in Georgetown the organisers informed.
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