The Easter sunshine was welcomed by our youth sides who turned in a bumper festival of football that we have sorely missed during the recent lockdown.
Team sports at grassroots level were allowed to resume from 29th March as part of the roadmap that will hopefully see the whole of the Prescot Cables footballing family preparing for a normal season this coming July and August. Some of the teams also enjoyed some additional coaching sessions from Cables first team manager Craig Davies and first team Coach Dean Baker.
With no time to waste the Cables youth teams, coordinated through the Michael Corless Soccer Schools, were straight back into training as their fixtures went ahead over the Bank holiday weekend, with some great football on display.
The Under 6s side played their first games since being formed and gave an excellent account of themselves while the Under 9s side enjoyed a good game in the Saturday sunshine with young Finn Morris getting a hat-trick. The Under 13s turned in great performances in both of their weekend fixtures.
The Under 9s are in cup action on Saturday with a derby match against Knowsley South so look out for an update on this and all of the other action after the weekend.
Great to see everyone back
Cables Under 9s manager Liam Gorman said of the return to football: “It’s great to see everyone back and so keen to get going again. This lockdown was hard for everyone, but the kids have missed out on so much football already it was a real blow to have to stop again for so long.”
As with the senior teams, our youth coaches turned to the internet to keep things ticking over, Liam was keen to point out the benefits of getting back out on the pitch. “Although we did the Zoom training sessions, nothing compares with the real thing, so I’m delighted that they are all so fresh and keen to make up for lost time. We’ve all missed it. I think there’s been lots of pent up energy building since January so I think we’ve seen plenty of goals, some ‘firm’ tackles and also lots of smiling kids as a result of us being back, long may it continue.”
Promising start for the girls
The good news was made even better with the newly formed girls section enjoying an increase in participants as they set about forming teams to participate in the FA Wildcat leagues. We’ll keep everyone well informed as this exciting new chapter for the club develops.
Club Co-Chairman Jamie Weston was delighted to see the youth teams back in action and their potential shaping of the clubs’ future. “Ultimately, I would love to be here in 10 years’ time with some of these kids having progressed through the age groups into the Under 18s, the reserves and ultimately, in the first team.”
“That is the dream,” he added.