A FOOTBALL event for girls has attracted twice as many youngsters as last year and organisers are hoping to hold a follow-up later in the summer.
Football 4 Girls was held at Wirksworth Leisure Centre and organised by Derbyshire County FA and Derbyshire Dales District Council. Last year’s first get-together was attended by 12 youngsters but this time out, that figure rose to 23 girls aged 8 to 12.
Angie Harper, Derbyshire County FA’s women, girls and inclusion football development officer, explained: “It was a great day and the girls received skills coaching, team building exercises and a chat from the police about personal safety. We are definitely going to have another event, hopefully in the summer.”
She added: “We gave them a goodie bag and included in that were the details for Wirksworth Colts in case they want to take their interest in football any further.”
For further details on girls’ football, log on to www.derbyshirefa.com or email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org.