Morecambe Football Club Academy has completed its latest soccer camp on the Isle of Man and young Manx footballers have given the experience a resounding thumbs-up.
The Shrimp’s first visit to the island at Easter was a sell-out success, with the Club inundated with requests to come back.
Academy coaches have been back in Ramsey this week, to deliver a five day coaching programme for youngsters aged 6-16 years. The coaches helped young players develop their football skills, focussing on technical and tactical aspects of the game.
In addition, Academy coaches provided elite sessions; for talented players from local clubs. Morecambe hope that for the best talent, they can offer a possible pathway into the Academy and ultimately a scholarship with the Club.
Head of Youth Stewart Drummond said, “We’ve once again had a fantastic reception on the Isle of Man.”
“We found the young Manx footballers full of enthusiasm and willing to learn. We hope that our coaches have enabled participants to improve all aspects of their game.”
“We’ve been impressed with the standard of football at the camp and have identified a number of talented players we wish to invite over to Morecambe in the near future.”
“The support we’ve had from our friends on the Isle of Man has once again been fantastic and we look forward to our next visit.”
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has supported the camp, by covering the cost of travel for Morecambe staff, to and from the Isle of Man.
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward added: ‘The soccer camp was a great experience and we are glad so many local young footballers had the chance to benefit from qualified coaching.
‘The feedback from the youngsters who signed up was extremely positive and we hope to see the team from Morecambe FC Academy on the island again soon.’