Lewes FC has received funds from the FA to run a series of football coaching sessions for girls.
Thanks to the ‘Be Inspired’ grant, the Rooks will be running six-week courses in Lewes, Seaford and Uxbridge aimed particularly at girls between 13 and 16 years old who want to either try football out or build on existing skills.
The sessions are completely free. According to the most recent Sport England surveys, participation levels in girls football are falling and the FA are keen to reverse this trend. Lewes FC is seen as being in the vanguard of developing the women’s game with a very successful ladies team in the FA Womens Premier League and an all-conquering Girls U16 team.
The club intends to use the free sessions to generally increase interest from young girls in playing football but also to identify players who can form new teams at U14 and U16 levels.
The sessions will take place from mid May and any girl interested is being asked to attend an Open Evening at the Dripping Pan on Wednesday 14th May between 7-9pm. More information on the sessions will be available and there will be the opportunity to sign up. Lewes Ladies will also be training at the same time so it’s a chance to talk to them about what it’s like to play football at a high level.
More information is available from Adrian@LewesFC.com
Lewes Ladies are also recruiting for their new U18s and U23s teams and anyone interested should also come along to the Open Evening.