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Caversham AFC and Trust launch development centre

29 March 2017

Community Trust to work in partnership with Caversham AFC to get young girls involved in football

Local football club Caversham AFC are set to launch a development centre for girls under the age of eight in partnership with Reading FC Community Trust.

The Youth football club, who are one of the largest teams in the area, already have 150 female players and along with the Community Trust wanted to try and encourage more girls to play at a younger age.

The development centre is aimed at getting girls from reception age through to year three involved in football. The centre will be run by female qualified coaches from Community Trust, with the support of Caversham AFC’s FA Licensed Coaches to deliver an exciting and engaging experience for all the youngsters taking part.

The scheme is due to get underway in the next few days, starting at Highdown School in Emmer Green on the 2nd of April.

Caversham AFC Chairman Rob Crowland said: “We’ve been successful at creating girl’s teams at age 10 and older but we are really keen to have girls learning to love the game from age 5 so the girls development centre is an important step for the club.

“With the support of Reading FC Community Trust we can offer a development centre specifically for girls to create an environment for them to enjoy football from an early age.”

Sessions are between 9.30am and 10.30am every Sunday – except Easter Sunday – at Highdown, so make sure you go along and get involved!

To sign up email swans@cavershamafc.co.uk or call the Caversham AFC Club Secretary on 07825 510067.

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