Children at St Peter’s Cross Keys C of E Academy in Farndon welcomed visitors from the Lincolnshire Bombers into school to learn some American Football skills.
Alan Chambers is Head Coach of the Lincolnshire Bombers Academy, where he coaches players between ages 13 to 19 years. He said, “I am here today with a couple of senior players and coaches, Brian Carter and Toby Wilcock, to let children experience American Football and to teach them some basic skills. The children are really enjoying it because it’s a little different to the usual sports they play at school. Sport as a whole is great for children of course, and so any sport is good. But we know that American Football offers opportunities to players of varying skillsets, speed, or agility. There is always a position for everyone to play. It’s great fun for children and we are enjoying teaching them.”
Nick Rhodes-Yeomans is Sports Coach at St Peter’s Cross Keys C of E Academy. He said children at the school are given opportunities to experience a wide range of sports in a comprehensive timetable which supports children’s core strength, health and wellbeing. “Ahead of Superbowl LVII, St Peter’s KS2 had American Football opened up to them as a sport with coaching provided by Lincolnshire Bombers. The children absolutely loved the experience and were engaged throughout, with smiles all round following some amazing touchdowns and touchdown passes. Tom Brady eat your heart out!”
Nick said the visiting coaches were able to get children having fun and learning new skills. “I’m so happy with the delivery of the workshop and how it was received by the children. I can’t wait to keep developing and introducing new sports to our St Peter’s children.”