Wolves pumped-up for debut of new inflatable pitch
FOOTBALL: The Warwick Wolves are preparing for their first holiday camp of the new year.
Starting on Monday and held over two days, the holiday program includes group coaching, warm ups, activities, skills and drills to improve young players' game skills and introduce new players to the sport ahead of the upcoming season.
Through a grant from Holden, the Wolves purchased an inflatable pitch to be used with their training and development programs, which will be unveiled for the first time next week.
Previously the club had hired similar pitches from the Brisbane Roar and Toowoomba clubs.
The pitch gives young players a fun and safe environment to develop their skills.
Warwick District Football Association official Paul Butler said the camps had been well received by players and families since they began five years ago.
"The kids come along and have some fun; it's not just about football but to learn ball skills and enjoy themselves," he said.
"We usually have around 60 kids take part and it is a great introduction to the sport.
"We really try to attract some of those younger players from six to eight years old to build up some basic skills and have fun."
Mr Butler said he hopes to attract more women to the sport this year.
"We probably have around 25% of enrolments are from girls which is great to see but we would love to build on that," he said.
"We will be trying to build on that with our women's teams.
"It would be great to be able to field a women's team into premiers on a Saturday but we need to have the right number of players at the right age group."
The Wolves Development Academy Holiday Soccer Program will be held at Queens Park on Monday and Tuesday from 10am-2pm.
The program is open to children aged 6-12 years.
Registration costs $60 for the two days with a canteen available for lunch and drinks.
To register or find out more information, email registrations@warwick- wolves.com.au or phone Rebecca Butler on 0428 715 663 or Paul Butler on 0423 647 890.