Posted in Sports Participation 2 weeks ago
Brad Collins and Aapo Halme gave up their time to meet participants at Reds in the Community’s Holiday Camps this afternoon.
The Barnsley Football Club players were the latest Reds first-teamers to be giving back to the local community at the Oakwell Indoor Centre.
Brad and Aapo, both of whom joined in the Summer, took part in a question & answer with the Halloween Dance and Soccer Camps participants.
The duo then posed for pictures and signed autographs with all of the children.
Dennis Leman, Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Community Liason Executive, was also present at the visit.
Having attended a number of Barnsley FC player appearances in recent years, Dennis was full of praise for the work of Reds in the Community and the first team at Oakwell.
He said: “It was very good and very positive. I think players have a brilliant impact, especially on the young kids, and that is their role as ambassadors for the game. The impact a player has is immeasurable. Barnsley have been pretty high in terms of player involvement. The players when they come are really good ambassadors for the game.
“Whether they’re young or old, the Football Club is that focal point of the community. The work that Community Trusts or Community Foundations do across the country, and particularly at Barnsley, is excellent.”
Soccer Camps are open to children of all abilities aged 5-14, running from 9am-3pm at the Oakwell Indoor Centre.
Tomorrow is the final day of our October Soccer Camps, while Mini-Kickers is also running for youngsters aged 2-4 from 10am-11am.
To book your child’s place on either session, click HERE.