Record Breaking Summer Camps Conclude

The 2018 Sligo Rovers Summer Camps concluded on a high, after nine hugely successful weeks of fun and football in The Showgrounds in July and August. The camps, which were once again proudly sponsored by The Sligo Champion, proved to be one of the most popular kids camps in the region yet again with over 900 children taking part over the nine weeks.

The children travelled from near and far to participate, with countries such as Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic all represented on the camp throughout the summer. This year also witnessed all participants on the camp receiving an official Sligo Rovers training top along with a free ticket to a Sligo Rovers home game, a participation certificate and also a picture with members of the Sligo Rovers first team.

Camp co-ordinator, Shane Crossan, spoke of his delight on how successful the camps proved to be and said the following:

“On behalf of everyone associated with Sligo Rovers, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2018 summer camps this year. We enjoyed an unbelievable nine weeks with the best of children who just love to play football. The success of the camps could not have happened without the commitment and hard work from all of our coaches over the last two months, and it is very important that their work is recognised. A special mention to Shannon Dykes, who was head coach for the Summer. Her work and organisation of all the activities proved invaluable.”

Sligo Rovers first team manager Gerard Lyttle also spoke on the success of the camps and said “To come in every morning and witness such volume of kids having fun and enjoying themselves in The Showgrounds is fantastic to see. I know Shane and everyone behind the scenes put in a lot of hard work and I’m delighted to say it most definitely paid off”.

Martin Heraghty, Chairman of Sligo Rovers also added “To see The Showgrounds becoming such a hive of activity week in week out is fantastic and I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s Summer Camps. The Sligo Champion are an invaluable partner to have for our football club and I would like to personally thank John and all of the staff for their continued sponsorship.”

The next camp in The Showgrounds will take place at Halloween, with one week of fun and football organised for the children in the region while they enjoy their mid-term break. Details, times and prices will be announced in due course.