Free Friday football at Canal Parks

Youngsters bursting with enthusiasm at the start of their Friday football session. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos. NO_F29_Football Street League 01

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High Life Highland, the Scottish Football Association (SFA) and several volunteers have successfully tackled the age old problem of what youngsters can do on Friday evening while having fun and staying fit, writes Iain Ferguson.

Summer Street Soccer is held every Friday night from 7pm until 10pm in Canal Parks, Caol, under the watchful guidance of representatives of High Life Youth Work, Street Work, Active Schools and the SFA.

The idea behind the free event is to give young people a fun, safe space to play football for the sake of playing the beautiful game. No coaching, no stress – just three hours of football.

Participants can take part for the three hours or turn up and leave when they want.

Several local footballers have also lent some ‘feet’ to assist and play along with the children while answering questions and encouraging them to enjoy the sport.

The session is curretnly limited to Fridays during the school summer holidays but there are plans to extend this if demand is there and the right volunteers can be put in place.

Photographs

NO_F29_Football Street League 01: Youngsters bursting with enthusiasm at the start of their Friday football session. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos.

NO_F29_Football Street League 02: Action and fun from the Friday night Street Soccer. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos

NO_F29_Football Street League 03: Action and fun from the Friday night Street Soccer. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos

NO_F29_Football Street League 04: Action and fun from the Friday night Street Soccer. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos