The Chicago Bears, one of the most successful professional American Football teams, visited us at Deeside Leisure Centre on 18 July as part of their Mini Monsters Clinics.
The aim of the visit was to provide free youth coaching for boys and girls between the ages of 7-12. The 90-minute programme stresses the importance of healthy eating, physical activity and proper hydration through fun, non-contact American football drills. Participation was open for children and young people regardless of experience with American football or level of physical capability, and around 100 children from local schools in Flintshire attended the event.
Chicago Bears alumnus Kaseem Sinceno, former tight end was on-site to help lead the clinic at Deeside Leisure Centre, in addition to Bears Manager of Youth Football & Community Programs Gustavo Silva.
Commenting on the Mini Monsters Clinics coming to the UK for the first time, Silva said: “It is a great opportunity to spread the joy of American football with young boys and girls in Flintshire. The popularity of Flag football is growing in the UK, and we are thrilled to bring Mini Monsters, with our unique take on skills and drills, to inspire more young people to enjoy the sport and adopt healthy physical habits for their future.”
He also added: “The session in Flintshire was fantastic. Seeing the children throw themselves into something new and having so much fun was great. Not only did they learn new skills, but they learnt about hydration and healthy eating, which sets them up for life. We really had so much fun in Flintshire, and we hope to come back soon!”
We would like to thank the Chicago Bears for visiting us and hope that everyone in attendance had a wonderful time.