Lancashire FA will be launching it’s “Girls United” Mini Soccer programme on Saturday 6th December (11.30am-12.45pm) at Lancashire FA with the help of England Ladies 'star' Fara Williams.
The programme is aimed at Girls aged 6-9 years of age who are new to the sport who are either with Lancashire FA club development squads or who want to too get involved in a local club from a school/community environment or who just wants to get involved in football.
The launch will see the girls involved in a skills/Small sided games based festival led by FA Level 2 and FA Youth Award qualified coaches at the County Ground on the 3g pitch at Lancashire FA and any Girl, club, school and organisation can come along and take part no matter what number of players they have available.
The programme will launch a full season’s worth of Girls United events through 2014/15 which will help local Charter Standard clubs to either start or grow their Girls Mini Soccer squads over a longer period of time rather than trying to develop a new team in a short timescale. More details on the programme will be available on the day for club coaches or parents while the players are enjoying the event.
Coaches and parents should note that someone should be in attendance to supervise your child throughout the session and all players need to be registered in advance of taking part.
Michael Nadal, Lancashire FA Women and Girls Football Development Officer said; “the Girls United project is an exciting opportunity for Lancashire FA to support our clubs to recruit and retain the next generation of Girls Footballers. We hope that the programme to help support our existing clubs to provide an appropriate development programme for their younger players but also assist new Charter Standard clubs to engage in the girls game”.
To register or for more information contact Women and Girls Football Development Officer Michael Nadal or call 01772 624000.
For updated information please follow the Women and Girls Department on twitter @GWFDOLancashire or @Lancashirefa and use the hashtag #girlsunited
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