Published: 23/01/2017 16:25 - Updated: 23/01/2017 16:35

Forres Area Soccer Sevens need coaches

FORRES Soccer 7s are desperate for volunteers to keep the club running.

Can you help out at Soccer Sevens?
Can you help out at Soccer Sevens?

And despite a plea in the Gazette earlier this year for people to get more involved, the sports club is now at risk of having to cap its numbers for the first time in its 24-year history due to the lack of volunteers.

The club is now issuing a desperate appeal for people to come forward to ensure that it can continue to accept as many children who want to join. The club currently has 12 coaches, but to run successfully it needs around 20 more.

Shaun Moat, chairman of the Soccer 7s, said: "The last thing we want to do is cap numbers. We currently have 104 children aged between 4 and 12 years old registered with us, and there are new registrations coming in every day. Our ethos is that we don’t turn anyone away, but in reality, if we don’t get more helpers, we may have to consider capping the number of young players we can accept."

Volunteers range from team coaches and assistants to people who help set up the pitches and activities on match days, to those that help run the kitchen.

Shaun added: "We don’t need people to know the game of football, we just need people who are enthusiastic about sport and getting kids active.

"We can take anyone from age 16 upwards to volunteer. Maybe there are youngsters out there who need to carry out volunteering for their CVs or Duke of Edinburgh award, maybe you are retired and want to do something that will help you get more active. The club runs from February to October and we stop during school holidays. At this stage, we would like to hear from anyone, in whatever capacity they may be able help."

If you are interested in helping the Forres Area Soccer 7s contact

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