Earlier this year, Total Football were delighted to take part in and sponsor ‘Silent Weekend’, a county-wide sporting event that was to encourage spectators and coaches to ‘let the players play’, involving a number of players and teams within Suffolk.
The weekend, which took place on the 21st-23rd February was supported and backed by the Ipswich & Suffolk Youth League, South Suffolk Youth League, Suffolk FA Monday Night Football League, Suffolk Girls’ & Women’s League and the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League. Over 350 teams signed up to participate and 500 wristbands were produced to mark the occasion.
During the event, Total Football owner, Ian Cornforth, who is a level 1 coach, in the process of taking his level 2 award, said: “The reason we are sponsoring the weekend is because it is a fantastic opportunity for children to play in an environment where they will not be criticised. Players are faced with making 1,000 decisions in a game and this will make it clearer for them to go out and concentrate on playing football.
“I play a lot of silent football in training which encourages players to look up and pass the ball as they can’t hear anyone. It raises the standard of football because the players become calmer as individuals when in possession.”
The weekend was a resounding success proving to be an exciting and entertaining occasion for all the players and teams involved.
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