BAFC STARS TURN OUT FOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & GOALKEEPING SESSIONS

BURTON Albion first team players Damien McCrory, Marcus Harness, Stephen Bywater and Harry Campbell were on hand this week, offering advice to local youngsters to help them to improve their footballing ability. The players took time out at the evening development centres, to allow the participants to have a first-class insight into how to improve their skills.

Goalkeepers Stephen Bywater and Harry Campbell focused on the goalkeeping aspects of the sessions, with Damien McCrory focusing on defending and Marcus Harness giving directions on the best way to attack on a football pitch.

The two different weekly run sessions, are all part of the BACT Football Development programme, which is run at the Burton Albion Community Football Centre. The sessions aim to provide talented players aged 13-16 playing in grassroots football opportunity to practice and play in a professional environment representing Burton Albion Community Trust.

Ben Webster, Football Team Leader , said: “It was fantastic to have the players come down to an evening session, despite having training in the morning to offer their advice and experience. We were also very lucky to be able to have a mix of goalkeepers and defensive and attacking minded players, allowing for a range of information to be passed over.”

For any other information on these sessions for 5-12 year olds, please visit www.burtonalbioncommunitytrust.co.uk or call 01283 565938.