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Lancashire FA Girls United to Launch New 3G Pitch in Hyndburn

Girls Utd programme set to arrive at Hyndburn Leisure Centre

Lancashire FA will be hosting its “Girls United” Mini Soccer programme at the launch of the new 3G Astroturf pitch at Hyndburn Leisure Centre, Henry Street, Church, BB5 4EP on Saturday 21st March (11.15am-12.30pm)

The project is aimed at introducing more girls aged 6-9 years into football opportunities that are available within our Grass Roots clubs in Lancashire and also give current younger players to experience “Playing” rather than just “Training” week in week out.  Players can attend as individuals, girls “development squads” from clubs, schools or other organisations that wish to attend.

The session for the players will consist of fun football games and the session will be led by FA Licenced Coach who has an enormous amount of experience working in the female game working within female Football. Female Football Futures volunteers will also be on hand to support.

Coaches and parents should note that someone should be in attendance to supervise your child throughout the session and all players need should be registered in advance of taking part

While the girls are playing football Lancashire FA’s Women and Girls Officer Michael Nadal will be available to chat to clubs regarding the ongoing development of the project and also to answer questions from coaches, teachers or volunteers in attendance.

We would ask that everyone that is attending registers in advance of the day to help with organisation via the individual registration form (If attending with a parent or Group/Team registration form (If attending with a development squad or organisation) Both of these are available on the news page of our website www.lancashirefa.com along with the details of the day. You can turn up on the day but it does help us prepare if you register in advance.

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”.

The long term project is aimed at assisting our clubs to recruit, retain and develop new teams over a longer period of time in readiness to establish teams at U9’s/10’s into their local leagues.

For updated information please follow the Women and Girls Department on twitter @GWFDOLancashire or @Lancashirefa and use the hashtag #girlsunited

To register or for more information please contact Women and Girls Football Development Officer Michael Nadal on michael.nadal@lancashirefa.com or call 01772 624000.

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