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New football coaching programme for girls

Jess Lawson, FA Football Coach Photo: ITV

Keen female footballers in Cumbria are being given the chance to take part in sport thanks to the creation of mini soccer centres.

Cumberland FA have set up the groups in a recruitment drive to get more girls playing football at a younger age.

Girls in years 2, 3, 4 and 5 will get the chance to play matches once a month in Workington and Carlisle.

The Centres' are open to any girls who are interested - whether they have played football before or not!

The Mini Soccer Centres will take place on the following dates:

Girls in school years six to ten will get the chance to come along, receive coaching and play football once a month in Workington and Carlisle.

The Centres' are open to any girls who are interested regardless of experience.

The girl's mini soccer centres will support the recruitment of girls coming into the game and will support local FA Charter Standard Clubs and Leagues.

The Mini Soccer Centres will take place on the following dates:

Lakes College Sports Hall, WorkingtonSaturday 12 January 2013 - Yr 2 & 3 between 10am - 11am and Yr 4 & 5 between 11am - 12 noon

Saturday 9 February 2013 - Yr 2 & 3 between 10am - 11am and Yr 4 & 5 between 11am - 12 noon

Saturday 9 March 2013 - Yr 2 & 3 between 10am - 11am and Yr 4 & 5 between 11am - 12 noon

Trinity School Sports Hall, Carlisle

Saturday 19 January 2013 - Yr 2 & 3 between 10am - 11am and Yr 4 & 5 between 11am - 12 noon

Saturday 16 February 2013 - Yr 2 & 3 between 10am - 11am and Yr 4 & 5 between 11am - 12 noon

Saturday 16 March 2013 - Yr 2 & 3 between 10am - 11am and Yr 4 & 5 between 11am - 12 noon

Each session costs £2 per participant.