Soccer camp winds up

The first East Coast Soccer School’s (ECSS) 4 Day Soccer Development Camp, since the COVID-19 lockdowns, has come to an end, with participants leaving with better technical skills, a newfound confidence, new friends and improvements to last them a lifetime.

3 May 2022


THE soccer camp, offered for 5-15 year olds ready to improve their game on the field, covers a range of areas from technical to tactical, to physical and psychological skills


Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch was invited to present the medals on the final day of the Soccer Development Camp.


“I was honoured to be able to present some of the medals to the very deserving recipients and our upcoming soccer stars. They persevered through all the weather from the beautiful sunshine days mixed in with the rainy days, but through it all they have still participated in and thoroughly enjoyed the soccer school," said. Ms. Tesch.


"I have heard really positive news about the camp from both the participants and their parents and carers who already have noticed a difference, in not only their soccer skills, but also in their attitude.”


Ricky Gallagher, Technical Operations at ECSS says it was a great start to the soccer camp after two years of lockdown.


“ECSS proudly hosted its inaugural School Holiday soccer camp after the first Australian-wide COVID-19 lockdown,” he said.


“ECSS has a goal to develop the complete footballer by providing players with a great place to train, learn and develop their football capability. We have brought together experienced, quality coaches from all around NSW to deliver and execute a variety of precision junior soccer training programs in a professional environment.”


Lisa Bowers, mother of eight-year-old Lucas, who has been playing soccer since he was six and has been involved in ECSS for over a year says the camp is wonderful, not only for their soccer skill development, but also their values and morals.


“The coaches and the people who run ECSS and the camps are really passionate about their program and really incredible mentors for the kids. They focus not only on soccer, but on advocating for well-rounded kids that listen, are social, inclusive, work hard in their academics as well as their sports and they promote good values and morals,” said Lisa Bowers.


“The atmosphere is extremely inclusive and the coaches are firm, fair and great role models.


“To get involved you don’t have to be mad about soccer, you can go to have fun and get better. When Lucas first started he didn’t know anyone but from the moment he started going to camp he’s made friendships that will last forever.


“At first I thought that after four days he would be well and truly over soccer but he loves it and so do I. Parents can go and watch their children and sometimes they don’t even know, so you can really learn and watch how your child interacts, it is really great.”


For more information about the program and how to get involved head to

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