Football selection to take place for international sporting event in Coventry – Coventry City Council


Other athletes are expected to join the Coventry squad for the International Children’s Games as the football selection event takes place in the coming weeks.

The final selection event for the city’s young athletes is six-a-side football for boys and girls.

The girls’ selection will take place on Tuesday, May 10, from 3-5 p.m., while the boys’ selection will take place on Thursday, May 12, from 3-6 p.m., both at Butts Park Arena.

Sky Blues in the Community will run the selection events and talent scouting throughout the process to help finalize the football squads that will represent the official Coventry team – sponsored by Properties of bericotte and Glencar building – during the International Children’s Games from August 11 to 16, 2022.

Athletes don’t have to be members of a club to try football.

Andy Williams, Director of Business, Investment and Culture, Coventry City Council, said: “I’m sure the football selection will be well contested and it’s great to see there are so many interest from the young people of the city, all eager to represent their sport. and their city.

“It will be great to have more boys and girls from Coventry added to our already strong squad of athletes. This is the last of the seven sports taking place at the Games for which we have not yet selected athletes. I hope everyone enjoys the tryout sessions.

Shaun Pierce, Football Development Manager, Sky Blues in the Community, added: “Sky Blues in the Community is really looking forward to helping select the football team for the International Children’s Games to represent the team of Coventry in August.

“It was a privilege to be asked to support this event and I’m sure the standard on the day will be really high.”

Selection will be based on the ability of individual athletes across all teams attending the practice sessions. Selection will not be based on top performing teams.

To book your place on the girls and boys football selection events for Team Coventry, email [email protected]

Please note that tryouts are only open to those who are currently in grades 9 or 10. Entrants must be 15 years or older as of December 31, 2022 to participate.

Keep up to date with the International Children’s Games by following ‘@coventryicg2022’ on Twitter, Facebook and instagram.

Sign up for the Coventry ICG 2022 newsletter to receive updates straight to your inbox.

Find more information about Coventry team sponsors Properties of bericotte and Glencar building on their websites.

Head to the Coventry ICG 2022 website for more information and the history of the Games.


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