WOMEN’S football in the Burton area has been given a major boost thanks to funding secured by Burton Albion Community Trust.
As part of ambitions plans to recruit more than 40,000 new female players to the game nationally, more than £2.4m in investment has been secured.
That will provide new grassroots girls and women’s football sessions for 14-25 year-olds with professional clubs across the country – including Burton Albion.
The joint new FA women’s and girls’ programme, with investment over the next two years from Sport England, will see season-long coaching programmes take place.
The Burton Albion Community Trust will be starting a specific programme for women and girls over the coming months led by new women’s and girls’ football coach Nicola Mellor.
The trust is working with key partners such as Staffordshire County FA to increase participation levels across the whole of the female game in East Staffordshire with the overall aim of increasing the number of teams within the area.
BACT is also rolling out girls’ only holiday courses and soccer centres starting in February half term for girls younger than 14.
Burton Albion Community Trust development manager Andy Taylor said: “We are delighted to be awarded the funding to allow us to support the growing demand for the girls’ and women’s football in the area and, with the funding, we will be able to engage with young female footballers and maximise participation of female football in East Staffordshire.”
If you’re interested in being involved in the new girls’ and women’s programme email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://burtonalbioncommunitytrust.co.uk/