Skills Centre: Play like Jamie Shackleton

Skills Centre: Play like Jamie Shackleton

Three Skills Centres available for youngsters with the Leeds United Foundation.

The Leeds United Foundation have a number of Skills Centres available for youngsters that are looking at developing their footballing abilities.

This is the second phase of the Skills Centre initiative and focused around the art of being a midfielder, titled ‘Play Like... Jamie Shackleton’ - with the young Academy star set to make a special appearance during one of the training sessions to offer advice and support.

Skills Centres are the perfect place for young people, especially those aged from 5 to 12 years, to improve their individual skills and maintain their fitness whilst also making new friends. The sessions are delivered once a week and will be centred around working on a number of key areas for development, including; ball control, movement, passing and receiving and attacking and defending.

All of the coaches from the club's official charity are FA qualified and DBS checked and they encourage every child taking part to learn new skills, be creative, increase confidence levels, work hard, respect each other and most importantly have fun.

Players that participate in the Skills Centre programme will receive an introductory booklet, informing them about the course and including a certificate tracking page for progress.

This phase of the programme will run for 10 weeks, with three locations currently available in Yorkshire, including:

King James School, due to begin on Monday 24th February, delivered from 6-7pm (HG5 8EB)

West Riding FA, due to begin on Thursday 27th February, delivered from 5-6pm (LS26 8NX)

De Lacy Academy, every Friday evening, delivered from 6-7pm (WF11 0BZ)

If you would like to book your child onto the programme, please click here.

Alternatively, you can call 0113 367 6307 for more information on the Skills Centres.