NEW Girls’ Only football sessions are to be held in Haverhill as football returns.
The sessions for 5-11 year olds at The New Croft are being made possible through funding from local business Action Handling.
The sessions, which will start on Monday, March 29th from 4pm-5pm, will introduce structured football activity for aspiring young females and the funding will ensure the sessions are accessible for all.
This will create a huge opportunity for girls to play football within the local Haverhill area, free of charge.
Jonathan Ball from Action Handling said: “We are proud to sponsor Haverhill ladies’ first team but understand If more girls are encouraged to take part, they will start believing they can get to the very top of the game too.
“Everyone here at Action believes a lack of money in the women’s game and a lack of belief among young girls that they can become professional footballers or have a career pathway in football has held the sport back.
“Therefore, we want to change that in our own little way by offering free training sessions for girls aged 5-11 of all abilities in a safe environment with qualified coaches, with the main focus on fun and enjoyment so talent that might otherwise be missed has opportunities to flourish.”
Haverhill Community Sports Association Football Development Officer Kayleigh Steed (pictured above) said: “Such financial support from local business has a hugely positive impact on both participation and opportunities.
“At The New Croft we have a clear strategy to improve the level of opportunities available for young female participants to enjoy playing their football experience in fun, safe, learning environments.
“This funding will eliminate any potential barriers to prevent girls participating and we cannot hank action handing enough for their investment into young people within our community.”
To register for these sessions or if anyone would like any further information please contact Kayleigh Steed on 07772 097974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org