We at Esker Celtic Football Club know how important it is to stay fit and active for our general health and well-being.
As a community-based club, we feel it is important to encourage our young people to engage in sport as a fun physical activity.
Children can start playing with a football club from as early as four-years-old and carry on into adulthood.
Apart from offering physical exercise, there are lots of other reasons why your child should join a football team…
- Making friends
Joining a football team will give your child the chance to forge friendships, which can last a lifetime.
- Build self–confidence
A great way for your child to gain confidence is through doing something they love with their friends. They can gain confidence as their ability increases plus develop a real sense of belonging.
- Improve communication
To be successful on the pitch, a team must work together. This means communicating with each other when playing the game.
- Building parent/child bonds
Football is an opportunity for you and your child to share something in common that you both love.
- Improve social skills
Children learn how to communicate with each other as part of a team and with adults such as coaches and referees.
- Increased energy
Playing sport regularly will give your child more energy, improving stamina, physical ability and mental well-being.
- Greater focus
Playing regularly for a football team is a positive routine, it is healthy and gives your child something enjoyable to focus on.