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Youngsters coached in ball skills

PUBLISHED: 03:51 10 October 2001 | UPDATED: 15:18 03 March 2010

IPSWICH Town coaches have thrilled youngsters by teaching them football skills during a fun workshop at Needham Market lake.

Two Portman Road coaches were at the camping land football pitch at the back of Needham Lake running a football skills workshop for about 40 children.

IPSWICH Town coaches have thrilled youngsters by teaching them football skills during a fun workshop at Needham Market lake.

Two Portman Road coaches were at the camping land football pitch at the back of Needham Lake running a football skills workshop for about 40 children.

Youngsters aged from four to 16-years-old were divided into three age groups and enjoyed playing a game, as well as practising their shooting, passing and tackling skills.

Annie Carter, assistant countryside officer with Mid Suffolk District Council who organised the event, said: "They have all been so focussed, so keen. The coaches have been brilliant and have got the best out of them.

"The children have been taking part in a variety of skill sessions to help improve their game, but above all to have a morning of fun to raise money.''

The football session was held in aid of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Needham Lake education centre project.

In a separate event Ipswich Town's community department welcomed 70 children to Portman Road.

The children have all received "simply the best'' awards from the summer soccer courses run by the club throughout the region and enjoyed a morning of fun coaching and games.

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