BURTON Albion Ladies head into their first home game of the season on a mission to get as many young women as possible from all backgrounds playing the beautiful game.
BALFC play in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands and take on Sporting Khalsa at Rocester FC’s Hillsfield ground on Sunday with a 2pm kick off.
It’s the start of another step forward in the development of women’s football at Burton Albion with the ladies team coming under the official BAFC umbrella last season and Burton Albion Community Trust looking after player development and coaching through all age groups.
There are no barriers to any girls getting involved in the sport and Burton Albion is going all out to reach all parts of the community.
Burton Albion Commercial Director Fleur Robinson said: “Football for girls and women is every bit as integral to what we do here as football for boys and men.
“We have created a pathway from under 10s right up to our full first team who play in the very competitive FA Women's National League and we know the women’s game is going to flourish here.
“These are exciting times and we are reaching out to all prospective players whatever their background as there are no barriers to playing here just a warm, welcoming environment.
“Diversity and opportunity are part of what we strive for and as we have a large Muslim population in Burton we are delighted that we have had several players from this community already taking part in the programme and we hope that paves the way for many more to follow.
“We have an inclusive environment that makes sure all girls feel welcome and we hope they will come and join us on this great journey.”
James Billings the manager of the BALFC first team said: “We are looking forward to the start of the season and the further development of the ladies’ game at Burton Albion.
“We are learning every game and growing as a group and with the right pathways being built, we are looking to the long term and to building a sustainable stream of young players coming through.
“It’s not something that’s going to happen overnight, but we know there is a bright future for the women’s game here at Burton Albion.”
For more information go to https://www.burtonalbioncommunitytrust.co.uk/
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