Here's how Sports Xtra used fun football to engage kids this summer

These youngsters have been on pirate ships and desert islands

Sports Xtra have spent their summer teaching football skills, in their own unique way to boys and girls across South Wales.

The Cardiff based coaches, have held McDonald's Fun Football Summer Soccer Camps in Cardiff, Newport and the Vale of Glamorgan this year.

Coach Ciaran Bright explains how they've kept hundreds of five to 12-year-olds engaged and entertained throughout the summer.

When we visited them at Newport Fugitives Athletic Club, he said: "Firstly, our aim is to make sure the children learn key skills each day, whether it's dribbling, passing or shooting and get the chance to put them into practice with a World Cup tournament in the afternoon.

"But as well as that, we use a range of fun themes keeps the younger ones engaged.

"We find some of them drift away if we use technical terms that they don't understand.

"So one day they could be on a pirate ship, the next day on a desert island or even in outer space.

"But we have some older children who play for clubs and have a good knowledge of the game, so they get to hear more technical terms."

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