Talented young footballers got to showcase their abilities and fine-tune their skills when they laced up their boots for a Reds In The Community camp at Meadow Vale in Seaton.

The three-day camp, which was hosted by Seaton Juniors as part of a Workington Reds project to strengthen links with local clubs who supplied players for the club’s Performance Centre, saw youngsters practise their attacking and defending skills with the help of coaches.

Open events have also been held at Lakes College at Lillyhall and Gosforth Primary School this week to give players across the west of the county the chance to take part.

Coach Brian Dawson said: “The camp we did at Seaton was a little bit different, aimed at a specific club.

“We like to give something back to the clubs in the summer and it’s a financial gain for them as well.

“There was a good turnout at Seaton with more than 30 children on some of the days.

“They’re good for us because it builds relationships with the clubs.

“It also gives us an opportunity to identify players in their own environment who may not be able to come up to the camps at Lakes College.”

Other clubs which have held the camps include Millom and Whitehaven AFC.

n Players who are interested in taking part in the open camps should contact Brian Dawson via email at ritc@workingtonafc.com