Community Football this Friday


Ronaldo, Beckham, Messi are names we know and recognise. These footballing legends have achieved worldwide notoriety, household names with an international following but becoming the best players in the world hasn’t happened overnight, it’s taken years of hard work, determination, personal sacrifice, dedication and a real passion for their chosen profession.

Footballers come from a mixture of backgrounds, some are privileged but the majority have had to earn their notoriety from humble grass roots beginnings. They were all ordinary kids once until talent spotted, then nurtured, trained and coached until eventually standing out from the crowd they found their way to the very top of their game.

Football is accessible to all, with the right kit and facilities life becomes easier but kicking a ball around is something most of us have probably done at some stage in our lives and it’s good fun. Thankfully it doesn’t involve computers or mobile phones, a great team building sport, popular with both male and females alike, good exercise, outside in fresh air.

Free Community football is available this Friday, January 10 in Rye at Tilling Green Community Centre, run by Skiltek Football, a Rother District Council and Active Rother partnership initiative, kindly sponsored by The Hastings Sofa Company. The twelve weekly sessions will be delivered by Skiltek’s FA and UEFA qualified coaches between January and April. For further details and information please email

Free Community Football this Friday at Tilling Green Community Centre

For those aged between 5 and 8 the first training session starts at 4:30pm to 5:30pm. From 5:30pm to 6:30pm its the turn of the 9 to 12 year olds.

Skiltek Football are bringing their tried and tested formula to Rye to help promote and build junior football in the town. If you fancy a structured kick about or know someone who’s kids might not know its now available, please spread the word and tell as many as you can, they need your support and are keen to make this work. Who knows, your child may be the next Pele’, Beckenbauer or Maradona but they need to take part to get noticed.

This is just one of many sporting activities available locally, further announcements and articles will follow to try to encourage and promote sport. If you have any stories which are sport related and you want to share them please don’t hesitate to let us know, Rye News is keen to support all sporting activities but we need to know who’s doing what, where and when. We can do the rest.

Image Credits: Skiltek Football , Nick Forman .

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