The first ever Whitby Town Soccer School session went down a treat with locals – with over 50 children turning up to the Turnbull Ground to play under the floodlights.
The Soccer School, set up and run by David McTiernan, is designed to bring academy coaching to Whitby and reconnect the club with the community in and around the local area, developing players for the teams in the town.
Joining McTiernan on the coaching side is the club’s captain, Dale Hopson, along with the club’s former goalkeeper Shane Bland.
There will also be a new face this week, with much-respected local coach, and former Whitby Town player, Allan Price joining the team to help out.
The first session, held at the Turnbull Ground under floodlights, was well attended, and McTiernan is hoping to see even more new faces there in the coming weeks and months.
“We all really enjoyed working with the kids, they were all excellent,” McTiernan said.
“The attitude of all the players was great, and they looked to be enjoying the session.
“There was some real talent on show, and all of us hope to develop these players alongside their junior coaches going forward.”
Friday’s session is, once again, completely free. It runs from 6pm-7pm at the Turnbull Ground.