Chelsea Chatter: What's Your Playing Style?
As well as being a world-class striker, Fran Kirby’s influence extends beyond the pitch. Having spoken candidly about a range of important issues such as gender, mental health and self-esteem, Kirby has contributed to a raised awareness of equality in football, as well as a drive in Women’s football as a mainstream sport. Drawing on Kirby’s positive impact, we are excited to be running a new workshop on Diversity this October. Educating children on this important aspect of the game, we’ll be encouraging new perspectives and critical reflection as we discover to what extent these external pressures can affect performance.
Children will aim to improve their ball mastery skills in these sessions, to imitate the speed and agility that Callum moves at. Being able to move at speed and maneuver the ball, whilst still under control is a key component to success within the game.
Children can learn how to defend like the fast-footed Azpilicueta through a series of drills on defending and passing. Invasion games will encourage children to develop defensive skills within game situations, whilst Chelsea FC Foundation trained coaches will teach them strategic methods to defend when outnumbered.
Take a look at the full timetable here