By Caitiona Kenny firstname.lastname@example.org @TheNationalist
Clanwilliam Park was a hive of activity last Saturday as the club hosted its annual Family Fun Day. Clanwilliam’s younger players gathered with their families and friends for an evening of games, food and player awards.
There was a great buzz around the club with fun activities organised by the Clan coaches and volunteers including: 3-legged races, egg and spoon and sack races. A special Soak-the-Coach area was also available where the children could have great fun testing their aim and whilst some children were displaying great strength in the tug-of-war, others were flat out on the 5-a-side soccer pitch. In another area of the pitch, the older players were giving it their all in a very sporting game of tag rugby.
“It’s fantastic to see the wonderful kicking techniques of our younger players as they took aim at the penalty target rings,” said Hon. Secretary Jerry Cotter. “The games culminated with a super obstacle course challenge, where 4 teams made up of players of all ages went head to head at a pulsating pace through the course. It was a lovely sight to see our older players helping and encouraging our youngest players through the course.”
The smaller children enjoyed a bouncy castle supplied by Ian Quinlan and the parents were able to sit back and relax on a lovely afternoon whilst more volunteers masterfully manned the barbeque cooking burgers for all in attendance at the end of the games.
At the end of the afternoon there was a medal and awards presentation for all the players. The Tommy Ryan trophy was presented to Adam Roche and there was also special mention for the Clanwilliam U11 side who won the cup in the National Joe Moran Festival of Rugby in Naas earlier in the year.
The Clanwilliam minis section also made a special cheque presentation for €400 to Marie Harold- Barry, representing South Tipperary Hospice, from the proceeds of a cake sale during the season.
“Overall, the Clanwilliam F.C. Family Fun Day was a resounding success and the great numbers in attendance really enjoyed their afternoon,” said Jerry Cotter. “Thank you to all the volunteers who made the day and we look forward to the season ahead.”
Clanwilliam Minis ( 5 years and up) are back training on Friday, September 2, at 6.45pm in Clanwilliam Park. All are welcome.
Special thanks to all the parents and families for their continued support.