A NEWLY formed football team is ‘pleased with the improvements’ they have made this year.

The Flint Cubs started training as a development team around February this year due to increased numbers attending the established Flint Town teams.

James Carrington said their vision was, and is, to encourage children of any ability to play and ‘more importantly enjoy football whilst being part of a team’.

He told the Leader: “Our first job was getting the boys to understand the basic skills required to succeed competitively.

“We train every week with the focus on improving the team and continuing to build confidence as this is very important in the game as a well as socially as the boys develop through their lives.

“Over the months the improvement that has been made is very pleasing indeed with the boys learning to take on instructions, understand the importance of positioning and discipline.

“The compliments we are receiving form other opposition managers is very encouraging and shows we are on the right road.”

The Leader:

The group started with five turning up every week for training but soon increased their numbers to ten through word of mouth.

As a result, this enabled them to register as a new team in the Flintshire league and ‘prepare the new starters for regular matches against teams of a similar standard’.

James added: “We have been so lucky in obtaining sponsorship from two local business starting with VRS (Vehicle Repair Specialists) who from the very start have been fully engaged in the programme and have supplied the boys with their playing kits.

“VRS specialise in MOTs, Servicing and all others car related issues and Berry BPI Global plastics who have provided the boys with their training kits.

“It’s really good to see local business backing grassroots football in our case.”