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Physical literacy is to have the competence, confidence and motivation to enjoy a variety of sports and physical activities

Last season the Ghajnsielem Redcoats started to evolve from a baseball and softball club into a sports club. This was done in order to make it easier for those enrolled with the Club to practice more than one sport as it is widely accepted that children need to play different sports to develop properly and achieve physical literacy. In simple terms, physical literacy is to have the competence, confidence and motivation to enjoy a variety of sports and physical activities.

In addition to the Active Start – Young Multisport Athlete programme for children 4 to 6 years old, and the Basketball programme for boys and girls 7 years and older, that were successfully launched last season, the Redcoats are introducing the Fundamental Skills AcademyMinors (children 7 & 8 years old) and Fundamental Skills Academy – Juniors (boys & girls 9 to 11 years old). These two programmes will cover six different sports, athletics, baseball, tag rugby, football, basketball, and volleyball.

There will be various fun games intended to help the participants to learn fundamental skills related to each sport respectively. Another objective will be to prepare those who participate in these programmes to be able to play these sports. The Fundamental Skills AcademyMinors will be every Friday from 5pm to 6pm. The first session will be on October 23, 2015. Whereas for the Fundamental Skills Academy – Juniors there will be two sessions per week, on Wednesdays and Fridays. These sessions will be from 6pm to 7pm. The first session will be this Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The practice sessions for both programmes will be held at the Gozo College Ghajnsielem Primary School.

 Once enrolled with the Redcoats, boys and girls can attend any of our programmes intended for their age group without having to pay additional fees. The enrolment fee that covers the period till the end of May 2016 is €50. Parents can bring their children for the first few sessions to see if they would like to join the programme.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 99429422 / 77556091 or by e-mail on [email protected].