Success for new technical football sessions in Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 14:30 22 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:30 22 February 2017

Nailsea coaching.

Nailsea coaching.


A Nailsea football coach has found success with new technical sessions aimed at children.

A 22-year-old football coach from Nailsea has found early success with new technical football sessions aimed at children.

Priority Football, which is based at Scotch Horn Leisure Centre in Nailsea, has attracted 40 local children since starting in September.

Rob Prior, who is a Level 3 coach working with Bristol Rovers’ Academy, started the sessions to give local children a chance to develop skills and express themselves in a pressure free environment.

He said: “We appreciate the importance of children growing at their own pace and our focus is on the development the player. Each player has their own ball for the majority of sessions which is perfect, whether they have playing for years or are trying football for the first time.”

Originally offering coaching to five to eight and nine to 11-year-olds on Monday nights (5-7pm), Priority Football has now expanded to a pre-school programme focussing on two to four-year-olds on Saturday mornings (10-11am).

Rob is supported by experienced coach Ricky Paul, who is FA Level 2 qualified and well-known in the local footballing community.

All new players are invited to their first session at Priority Football for free. Anyone interested should visit or call Rob on 07787 426353.

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