All change for primary kids’ football matches
City council backing smaller sided games
ABERDEEN City Council today announced plans to transform kids football to help produce more future Scotland stars.
Currently primary school teams play 11-a-side and nine-a-side matches, one of the few remaining areas in the country to do so.
From August, Aberdeen City Council will be endorsing smaller sided football.
The change ties in with the SFA’s National Pathway for primary school children aged between five and 12.
Aberdeen FC manager Craig Brown has backed the proposals, insisting they are integral to the future success of football.
He said: “Small sided games offer boys and girls far more touches, more decision making, more goals scored and more fun – yet has all the ingredients of the real game.
“If we want to raise the overall standards throughout the country, then this has to be the way forward for primary school children.”
A spokesman for Aberdeen City Council replied: “We will work closely with schools, volunteers and the SFA to ensure we have everything in place to deliver the National Player Pathway.”
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