Taking up a sporting pursuit is an extremely worthwhile endeavour for children throughout the UK – and junior football clubs are set to be sought out by parents looking to boost the self-esteem and sporting prowess of their children.
Football is the UK’s most popular sport and, in order to ensure the continued success of British football, it is important that the sport is encouraged at a grass roots level. Junior football clubs can be found in boroughs across the country, such as Pannal Ash JFC, in North Yorkshire and encouraging children to partake will invariably be beneficial for all concerned.
Boosting The Confidence Of Kids
It is apparent that those children, both boys and girls, who partake in sports, will often have more confidence and self esteem and this points to the benefits of signing a child up to a junior football club. There are also a multitude of health advantages that can stem from playing sports at a young age and football in particular provides a good cardio-vascular workout as well as improving faculties such as balance and agility.
Few feelings can match the sheer joy of scoring your first goal on the football pitch and junior football clubs are the ideal environment to nurture any potential footballing prodigy. Elements such as encouraging fair play and teamwork are core values of most youth football teams and this is something which is likely to stand children in good stead in later life.
Focus on Fitness
Physical fitness and well-being amongst children in the UK has increasingly come under the spotlight in light of obesity concerns. Playing for junior football clubs has a vast array of health benefits for children and parents will be eager to find a suitable club for their child or children in 2010. Just some of the health benefits which can arise from playing football between the ages of 8 and 16 include:
- Making Fitness Fun – By making sporting activity fun, it will en