Our first week of summer camps proved very popular with over 80 children joining the coaches at Battery Park.  A typical week at camp includes themed days.  On Tuesday we have CRAZY HAIR DAY follow by MORTON’S GOT TALENT on a Wednesday.  Thursday is FANCY DRESS DAY and the week ends with WORLD CUP DAY on a Friday when all the kids are designated a country e.g. Scotland, Italy or Brazil and all play in teams in a football tournament.

Our second week of camps are still being delivered at Battery Park but additionally at Wemyss Bay and on the first day there were over 100 children attending.  GMCT caught up with Head Coach at Wemyss Bay, Paddy McAlees, who gave us a rundown of what’s been happening this week.

Paddy is delighted with the kids that have attended this week saying “the football camp is running along fantastically.  The camp is full and all the kids are having fun and learning new football skills.  The recognition stickers are rewarded for listening, learning and teamwork”, and this has been a hit with all the kids, in all of the camps that have been running.

McAlees added “on Wednesday during our Morton’s Got Talent day all the kids were enthusiastic and enjoyed taking part.  Event winners were our dancing queen Hollie Glancy with her rendition of Cotton Eyed Joe which got all the other footballers up dancing.  Stand up comic Noah Robertson kept the camp entertained with an old classic Knock Knock coach Paddy joke which had everyone smiling.  On Tuesday it was Crazy Hair day and our winner at Wemyss Bay was Blair Harkins with his curly colourful hair doo”.

Sounds like it’s been all go down at our Wemyss Bay camp and Paddy would like to add “congratulations to all the budding footballers for making the camp a huge success”.

Camps still run at Battery Park for the next 4 weeks along with camps in Dunoon.  Next week there will be an additional camp at Port Glasgow.  There is still time to grab your place on any one of these camps by booking online.


Our CEM, Tom Elliott is thrilled with the attendance at all our camps so far and pleased with the enthusiasm of all the kids taking part.  Elliott said “the coaching staff and volunteers are working really hard providing an excellent standard of coaching and this is confirmed when we see the kids keeping active and playing football with smiles on their faces”.

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