An exciting new girls' player development centre is throwing open its doors at the Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre from this Saturday onwards.
Aimed at girls aged nine to 11, it will focus on sharpening skills, increasing game awareness and helping players to make new friends through football.
Delivered by FA qualified coaches from Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, each session will cost just £3 per child and run from 10am to 11am on Saturday mornings at the centre, which is situated next to Ewood Park.
The new age group has been created to follow on from the success of the introductory classes that are already running on Friday nights for a younger audience. Any girls aged six to eight are welcome to attend the already established 5pm to 6pm sessions every Friday at the Nuttall Street venue.
Andrew Aspinall, girls football development officer at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, is looking forward to providing more chances for girls to play football. He explained:
"These sessions are a perfect chance for girls who are already keen on the game to come along and sharpen their skills with some extra practice, or help those who are new to the game to find their touch and learn more about football.
"We welcome players of all abilities, whether they're already part of a club and just love playing at every opportunity, or haven't got any previous experience and want to find out what it's like.
"The key thing is to offer the girls new skills, new experiences and hopefully make some new friends along the way."