Football day for girls only

a GIRLS-ONLY football day is to be held at Wirksworth Leisure Centre on Tuesday, April 19.

Organised by the Derbyshire County FA in partnership with Derbyshire Dales District Council, the event is the second of its kind to be held in Wirksworth and runs from 10am-3pm.

It is aimed at individuals of all abilities, rather than teams, between the ages of 8-16.

Angie Harper, Women, Girls and Inclusion Football Development Officer for Derbyshire County FA, explained: “We’ll be concentrating on skills, drills and team building so we’d love to see as many girls from Derbyshire Dales district coming along as possible.

“Wirksworth Colts provides a strong presence in the area for girls football but across other parts of the district, provision is sometimes a little sparse, so we are looking at raising the profile in the area and getting as many people involved on the day.”

Anyone interested in taking part is asked to call Wirksworth Leisure Centre for a booking form on 01629 824717.