THE England women’s football team are making history in Canada having reached the FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-finals for the first time.
Their achievements are inspiring the next generation of girls to get involved in the sport and Burton Albion is ready to meet the explosion in demand.
The club and its community trust are fully-committed to giving girls the opportunity to play the game and develop their skills.
Ahead of tonight’s big match against Japan (BBC One coverage starts at 11.10pm, kick-off at midnight), Burton Albion coach Nicola Mellor is calling for the nation to get behind the England team.
She says: “It has been a very exciting tournament for England fans and I’m sure it will have inspired many more new players who want a taste of that in the future.
“We can help foster that interest in football and develop their skills and we are eager to meet all girls who are interested in playing the sport.”
On offer are female-only holiday coaching courses across East Staffordshire and a Saturday Soccer Centre for girls.
Fans can tweet their support of the England team by using #Lionesses or @England.
Sampson's squad are only the third England team to reach a World Cup semi-final, after the 1990 men's side and the 1966 World Cup winners.
The Football Association is committed to encouraging more girls to take up football.
You can read more at TheFA.com/WeCanPlay - #WeCanPlay