Poole Town Under 7’s
At the beginning of the 2014/15 season – Claret Catering were invited to sponsor the under 7’s Poole Town football team.
Well – just look at them, how could we refuse!
Poole Town Youth football club were founded in 1984 and have a great footballing reputation in the area.Â They are a family club and all their coaches are FA qualified and CRB checked.
As football is our National game and so enthusiastically played within our community being involved at this grass roots level is a real privilege for us.
The owner of Claret Catering, Dawn Thompson, has been along to watch them play and cheer and whoop along with the teams family and supporters. It was fantastic to watch children so young take such an active part in the game all working together and shouting out to their team mates. While all the time listening to the positive encouragement from their coach.
I was very proud of their display of great sportsmanship at the end of the game, willingly shaking hands with their opponents.
FA research has shown that the top 6 reasons why children play football are :
Trying my hardest is more important than winning
I love playing football because it is fun
It keeps me fit and healthy
I like meeting new friends through football
Its a really good game and I love it
I like playing with my friends
Interestingly adult values are quite different to those of the children!
(Source: The FA U7/U8 Youth Development Review)