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Mini Kickers Receives Press Coverage

Canvey Island Youth FC's Mini Kickers programme has received coverage from The Echo as the initiative continues to gather momentum nearly two years after being started.

Mini Kickers takes place at The Sid Cope Recreation Ground at Waterside Farm every Saturday between 09:30-11:00 and is aimed at boys and girls aged 3-7 years old.

Every young player receives a complete football kit free of charge with sessions costing just £1.00 to help with running costs.

On the programme, Canvey Island FC Director Chris Sutton said: "The Mini Kickers scheme has been a huge success for the club as a whole.

"What has been particularly pleasing is to see is the access that Canvey Island Youth FC Chairman Paul Smith and his committee have given to children of all ages and abilities to sport, and of course, Canvey Island FC.

"Our youth section is going from strength to strength every year which is key to the future plans of how we position our football club. It really is a huge success story for us.

"On behalf of the board of Directors I would like to thank Paul and his youth committee for their tireless work in making Canvey Island Youth a key part of our community and the number youth section in the area!"

In the article, journalist Maurice Richmond spoke with parent Lenny Dawkins from Rayleigh who takes his five-year-old stepson Archie Burrell to training each weekend and says the youngster can’t wait to attend.

He said: "It's excellent and he absolutely loves it. He can’t wait to go to training and is always talking about getting his boots on. What’s really good is that they are encouraging kids to get out there and be active rather than staying on their computers all the time. The coaches there are really great."

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The full article can be read on the Echo website here.