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A day for the ladies

ACCRINGTON Stanley's first ever ladies day for the game with Chester last Saturday was a huge success.
LADIES day - the supporters of tomorrow.

ACCRINGTON Stanley's first ever ladies day for the game with Chester last Saturday was a huge success.

The club was working with Conference sponsors Nationwide to promote girls and ladies football both locally and nationally, as part of the Building Society's "Supporters of tomorrow" scheme.

Myerscough College distributed information about their successful diploma in football for girls.

And the highlight of the day was an appearance from Everton and England goalkeeper Rachel Brown, who went to school in the town. Rachel refereed a penalty shoot-out by Accrington Ladies and helped out at a training session for the Accrington Girls sides, both events were held on the pitch at half time.

  • GIRLS can kick start their football career with two eight-week courses run by Hyndburn Borough Council for just £10 per course.

Course one is for Under 12s - school year 5,6 and 7 - at St Peters and St Pauls CoE Primary School, Rishton in partnership with Rishton Juniors FC. That will take place on Saturday 17 April between 10-11am.

Course two will take place at Foxhill Playing Fields, Oswaldtwistle for Under 14s - Years 7,8 and 9 - in partnership with Accrington Girls Soccer Acadmey. That will start on Saturday 1 May from 10-11am.

Contact Lee Boyer at 01254 380286.