First training session – “Testing the waters” – 15/09/2016

AoF hosted its very first football training session for adults of all abilities on the 15th September at Te Whea artificial turf. There were rainy days leading up to the session but the sun decided to come out and it was the perfect night for our first training.

In total there were 14 players who participated in this training session where the majority were from AoF’s MeetUp group. The first session was comprised of exercises and drills to determine the skill and fitness levels of the players. As it turns out, most of the players were experienced footballers playing futsal/indoor while only a few were easing themselves back into football after an absence or injury.

Due to the experience of the players, training sessions will now be kicked up a notch to better push the players to develop their touch, skills and fitness. AoF’s sessions will still cater for true beginners to encourage adults to give the sport a go. Its fun, exciting, and you will be surrounded by a great bunch of people who just love the beautiful game.

Overall, the first training session was a success with a great turn out of a great group of people. The idea of the sessions was well accepted and of value as it offers something different – organised and structured sessions for adults consisting of technical exercises to further develop skill sets.

I look forward to the sessions to come!

J – 16/09/2016