MORE THAN A MIDFIELDER Mackison said he is determined to be more than a midfielder who scores goals, however, but wants to assist his team in winning games. “I promised my coach that I want to score 20 or more goals this season and give as many assists as possible to help the team,” he said. “We will just continue to do the good work and don’t get complacent and keep on working hard.” Asked about his team’s title chances, he said: “Definitely, KC can win this year. I am positive I can continue scoring and help to lead the way,” he outlined. Averaging almost two goals per game so far, the player will be hoping to lead his team again with a win over Ascot High when KC play them at the National Stadium at 3 p.m. today. “I am doing good so far, we just need to keep training hard and continue the good work and always remain focus and calm and follow the coach’s instructions,” he stressed. Kingston College (KC) attacking midfielder, Rashawn Mackison, is backing himself to score around 20 goals and provide many assists this season’s ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup football campaign, as he hopes to lead the ‘Purples’ to a long-awaited Manning Cup title. The quiet, but skillful player dictates KC’s plays and orchestrates their attack from the centre of the park each game. Courtesy of Mackison, a man of the match on the three occasions that KC have won, he has netted seven times, despite missing two penalties against Denham Town. He scored four goals in that game, one in the St Mary’s College opener and two against Papine High, last Friday. “This season, I trained a lot harder in pre-season, I am a lot older now and I have more experience,” he noted of improvements that have brought more success.
Parenting Support in DonegalParenting today is no easy task. There is no doubt that our children can bring us the greatest joys, but at other times, we can feel like tearing our hair out.We all know the saying “it’s different times we are living in” and with these different times children are facing difficulties and challenges that the generation before them did not encounter. These new challenges facing children bring new challenges for their parents. While there have been many benefits of modern day Ireland and the technology that has accompanied these changes we need also to be aware of the difficulties that our young people are facing.As parents, we all need a toolbag of old and new skills to help us along our Parenting Path. In addition to the advice we can get from the wise old heads of our parents before us, reading books and looking up websites can provide us with very useful information and many new ideas on how to manage the various situations and scenarios we face as modern day parents.Another very effective way of getting the support you need as a parent and filling up your Parenting Toolbag is by attending a Parents Support programme. The Parents’ Plus Programmes are evidenced based programmes that focus on parenting skills that parents have found to be effective.The Programmes are free to parents with a small contribution towards the cost of the Parent’s Manual. The Programmes are being facilitated through the collaboration of Community Services, HSE and Tusla Child and Family Services. They are open to all parents in the community and in addition to focusing on parenting issues the groups also provide parents with a good social network. Parents are given the opportunity to come together and look at the issues they are facing in a relaxed and friendly environment over an eight week period with sessions lasting two hours per week. The Parents Plus Early Years Programme (for parents of children aged 1-5 years) is starting in the Family Resource Centre, Donegal Town next Wednesday 14th October from 10:30 – 12:30. The Parents Plus Children’s Programme (for parents of primary school age children) starts in Carrick Day Care Centre on Tuesday 13th October 7:30 to 9:30pm. Contact Katy at 0749733111 for further information on both these programmes.Places are still available for the Parents Plus Children’s Programme which is due to start in the Lifford/ Clonleigh Resource Centre covering the Lifford, St. Johnston and Carrigans area. Contact Deborah at 074 9148551 ASAP for further information and to reserve a place.To book a place on the Parents Plus Children’s Programme being run in Milford please contact Margaret at 074 9155055. The Programme is open to all parents across the Fanad peninsula.Depending on the level of interest, programmes are scheduled to take place in Letterkenny, Raphoe, and Inishowen after Halloween and anyone interested in these programmes should contact firstname.lastname@example.org .Parenting is a challenge but remember “Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation”. – C. Everet Koop, M.D. PARENTING PROGRAMMES SET UP ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: October 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Tags: Adamson Fahadallan okelloCAF Champions LeagueCAF Confederations CupFC ZurichKCCA FCMustapha KizzaSwitzerland Okello (left) poses for a picture with Zurich Chief Scout Adamson Fahad (Right), in Zurich. (PHOTO/AGENCY)ZURICH/SWITZERLAND – KCCA FC attacking midfielder Allan Okello is understood to be in Switzerland as he hopes to secure a move to FC Zurich.The 20 year old departed the country in the wee hours of Sunday morning and will hold week-long trails with the Switzerland Super League side.Okello had a stop-over at Aturtuk Airport, Istanbul in Turkey at 9:30 AM before setting off by noon to Zurich where he touched down at 2:20 pm and was received by the Sporting Director/Chief Scout Adamson Fahad.If the trails are a success, Okello will complete the move at a fee expected to be around $1m.In the past few weeks, Okello has been training with both the AFCON and COSAFA bound Uganda Cranes squads. He was allowed to leave the COSAFA camp last week and will not be part of the championships in South Africa.Okello has been training with both the AFCON and CECAFA squads. (File Photo)A KCCA FC academy graduate, Okello has impressed throughout his two full seasons at the 13 time Uganda Premier League champions.He has featured prominently for KCCA FC in CAF competitions including the Champions League and Confederations Cup.It is believed that it was in those two competitions that Okello caught Zurich’s eye and invited him for the trails.Okello is expected to start training on Monday, 27th May 2019. He will also play two trial matches on 29th and 31st May before returning to Uganda on 1st June 2019.Okello becomes the second KCCA FC player to depart for trails in Europe in the current off-season.A month ago, Left-back Mustapha Kizza had trails at Spanish top tier side Rayo Vallecano which did not work out.Kizza (12) had trails at Vallecano last month.Kizza returned to Uganda and was named one of KCCA’s captains for the upcoming season.Comments