Officially the football season is over but not for youngsters at Little Trinity Nursery in Kidderminster, who look forward to their weekly football-training sessions thanks to the help and support of local football club Kidderminster Harriers.
With more girls and boys than ever taking part, every Tuesday sees lots of smiles, giggles and excited feet as the children from two to four years of age eagerly anticipate their latest coaching session in the ‘beautiful game’ that is football.
Little Trinity Nursery manager, Gaynor Carter, said: “We introduced football into nursery about five years ago with the help of Kidderminster Harriers Football Club, and since then it has flourished and become extremely popular with all our children and their parents who love to see their little ones learn how to kick and chase a football.”
A fantastic way to keep fit and to make the best of the great outdoors, and the indoor gym when wet; playing football with Kidderminster Harriers is now part of the nursery’s regular sports activities and one of the many physical undertakings the nursery encourages, with ball skills aiding the development of gross motor movement as well as co-ordination, balance and listening skills.
Added Miss Carter: “As part of their Early Years Physical development all our children have the opportunity to join in weekly ballet sessions, swimming and PE sessions in the gym as it’s essential that from an early age children have access to as wide a range of activities as possible.
“Having plenty of physical exercise with their friends, and in the safe environment of the nursery, it’s a huge advantage for them to be taught by a highly qualified and experienced person; they can learn new skills and have loads fun at the same time!”
Rebecca Butler, Kidderminster Harriers Community Trust commented: “I always have a great time coaching the children from Little Trinity Nursery. From playing chasing games to knocking over the cones with the footballs. They always have a smile on their faces.”