David James visit

David James visits Lancashire

He proved extremely popular after being mobbed by Cadley FC players for pictures and autographs.

Former England goalkeeper David James came to Lancashire yesterday to speak to some of our grassroots clubs and listen to one of our safeguarding workshops.

Lancashire FA is the only County FA in the country to run an Adults in Junior Football course to challenge parents and coaches to look at their role in youth football.

The former Manchester City, Liverpool and Portsmouth player is keen to look at discipline in football and this workshop is something he was interested to see in action.

He also met up with one of the participants in a referee course he funded last year, Maddie Emmett, to see how she’s progressed since taking part in the training sessions.