Celebrations were in full swing on Friday to mark the coronation of King Charles III. All the girls came to school in non-uniform red, white and blue, some wearing crowns,…
To celebrate the ESFA School’s Football week our PE department led a week of footballing activities for girls across the school. Our Pre-Prep girls enjoyed the February sunshine and learnt football skills, practicing their kicking and dribbling technique.
The highlight of the week were our coaching sessions from ex-England and premiership league football players Jack Wilshere and Kieran Richardson for years 4, 5 and 6! We were excited to invite some boys from Lochinver House School to join us, which they were thrilled about! Year 5 had a brilliant session from Jack Wilshere who is an ex-England and Arsenal player and currently the Arsenal U18 Head Coach. In the session he used his experience to share valuable coaching, organising various football drills and ending with game play. The children all came away very inspired to learn more about the game.
Years 4 and 6 were excited to have Kieran Richardson run a coaching session with them. Kieran is an experienced player, having played for England, Manchester United, Sunderland, Fulham and Aston Villa. He ran a great coaching session for the girls and Lochinver House School boys, sharing with them his knowledge and tactics which culminated in games in which they practiced things they had learnt.
The girls are also entering designs for the front cover of ‘The Women’s Football Magazine’, with the hope of getting their design published on an edition later this year.
We would like to thank Jack and Keiran for their time, coaching tips, and their inspiring words to the future generation of both women’s and men’s football! If you would like to see videos and photos of the coaching, these are available on our sports instagram page @stormont_schoolsports.