New children's football club hosts its first socially distanced training session

A children's football club created during lockdown has had its first training session in Browney, County Durham.

The 19 budding players at Browney FC have been practising in their gardens and watching online tutorials. They are now able to take part in socially distanced sessions, in line with grassroots guidelines from the Football Association.

Players must make hand hygiene a priority and stay 2 meters apart Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The team was created by Graham Gellatly, a 41-year-old Project and Development Manager from County Durham, and two others. They wanted to give families in the area something to look forward to post-lockdown. They came up with the idea to create a football club for Browney and Browney FC was born.

Browney FC has an under 10s team and an under 9s team Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Graham Gellatly Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Graham says this new venture is for the whole family, not just the children!

Browney FC has FA affiliation and a new strip on the way.

They hope to put their skills to practise in the league in September.