Schwarzer offers tips at soccer school

Mark Schwarzer was the surprise guest at one of our Chelsea Soccer Schools last week.

The Australian popped in to see the youngsters, aged between six and 13, on our goalkeeping-specific Soccer School on Thursday afternoon.

The Soccer School ran from Monday to Thursday at our Cobham Training Ground, with Schwarzer conducting a Q&A with those in attendance, before signing autographs and posing for photographs with the budding young goalkeepers.

‘It was a pleasure to come along and meet so many young kids who want to be goalkeepers,’ said Schwarzer.

‘Goalkeeping is a very unique part of football so it is good to see the club identifying this and giving kids the chance to learn more about what it entails.’

Operating across Essex, Sussex, Kent, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Middlesex and London, our Soccer Schools are a fantastic introduction to the game, our club and our unique coaching philosophies.

A wide range of ages are welcome, with the sessions providing an introduction to the game for four to five-year-olds before the regular soccer schools take over.

A typical day at a Chelsea Soccer School is divided evenly into training sessions to develop skills and small-sided games and mini-tournaments to aid team work.

The Chelsea Foundation's dedicated coaches all hold valid DBS, FA Coaching, Safeguarding Children and First Aid certificates to ensure the highest levels of both coaching and safety.

All soccer schools are also dedicated to promoting the Chelsea Foundation's values of fair play, respect and discipline as well as encouraging team play and developing social skills.

For more information on any of the courses in your area and to book click here.