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Arouna Koné’s Saturday camp set up in Ashton
9:44am Friday 18th October 2013 in Sport
Ashton Town Football Club and SMS Coaching's highly successful Saturday morning 'Kick it like Koné' football sessions are being expanded into a soccer school during the upcoming half-term holiday.
Everton player and Ivory Coast international Arouna Koné’s Saturday camp has been set up to provide quality coaching sessions - for boys and girls aged between five and 12 in a safe and enjoyable environment.
All coaches are UEFA/FA qualified and CRB checked and the camp will run for five days from 28 October to 1st November.
Arouna will be down on at least one day to pass on his skills, experiences and give out certificates and prizes.
While the camp will allow the children to have fun and learn new skills and techniques they will also be raising awareness and making money for Arouna’s foundation.
The foundation was set up in 2007 and its aim is to build a football academy, school and hospital in Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast.
The area suffers from real poverty and lack of education.
Arouna – himself – has ten brothers and five sisters and would play football barefoot until he got his first boots at the age of twelve.
While this background has made Arouna passionate about his foundation back home he is equally as determined to help the local community in the north-west of England where he has settled.
DETAILS OF 'KICK IT LIKE KONE' FOOTBALL CAMP COST: £35 for 5 days or £10 per day.
DATES: 28 October to 1 November.
LOCATION: Ashton Town Football Club, Edge Green Street, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan WN4 8SL.
COACHES: All are UEFA/FA Qualified and CRB checked.
WHAT TO BRING: Football boots/Astro/Trainers - Shinpads - Plenty to drink - Packed lunch.
Clubhouse will be open for refreshments throughout the camp.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: SMS Coaching - Joe Farmer: 07917 732483. SMS Coaching - Tom Dann: 07500 088929.
Ashton Town Football Club - Mark Hayes (Chairman): 01942 701483.
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