Along with our male and mixed courses, BACT also offers Girls Only Skill Centres and also Girls Only Player Development Centres. Qualified FA coaches will lead the girls through fun drills and games to help further their skills and techniques whilst allowing them to make friends and having an enjoyable time
The Soccer Centre runs every Saturday and sessions are aimed at girls aged 5-12 years old. These sessions are aimed to develop the skills required to play in a competitive environment, build confidence and to advance their playing ability. The session is run by FA licensed coaches who are experienced with working with children, delivering a fun and inclusive syllabus. Sessions run from 9am to 10 am for 5-12 year olds at the Burton Albion Community Football Centre (Pirelli Stadium – DE13 OAR).
Cost: Block booking (10 weeks) – £30
(£3.50 on the day – Burton or £4 on the day – Uttoxeter)
Holiday Courses are provided all year round so that children can participate in our footballing activities. Our coaches create a great environment that allows children to have fun, make new friends and develop their footballing skills. Here at BACT, we also offer ‘girls only’ holiday courses, allowing females to play in an environment which involves just girls.
Cost: Block booking – (dependant on number of course days)
(£12 per day in advanced)
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THERE WOULDN’T BE AN OPPOURTUNTY TO PLAY GIRLS ONLY FOOTBALL IF IT WASN’T FOR BURTON ALBION SAYS SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPIL
LOCAL secondary school pupil Nadia O’Chocka, believes that without the help of a Burton Albion Community Trust Programme, she would have struggled to get involved in ‘girls only’ football. The after-school club, which is funded by the Premier League Girls Programme, is a weekly satellite club, ran by the trusts’ female community coaches.
The session, which is completely free for girls aged 11-16 years, was offered to youngsters at Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Sports College, with Nadia being one of around fifteen participants to regularly attend.
When asked about the session and what effect it had had on her progression within the game, Nadia, said: “I started to play football at primary school with the boys at break times and after school. I really like football and learning new skills and since joining secondary school, through the help of the after-school club that Burton Albion Community Trust run, I have been able to continue to do that. Without them running it, I would have to travel quite far to find something like this and I wouldn’t have been able to get there. I wouldn’t really have known where to start either as I’ve not really seen anything promoted before locally. That’s why I guess that without the club, I wouldn’t have had the chance to play girls only football.”
“Through the sessions, I can really see how my passing and dribbling skills have improved. I used to really only have the park that I could go to outside of break times, but now with the help of the club, there’s plenty that I can get involved in, inside and outside of school.”
Rachel Vernon, P.E Coordinator at the school, said: “Nadia has massively improved since she joined the school in year 7. It’s been brilliant to see the enjoyment on her face when she’s doing the extracurricular activities with Burton Albion. The coaching that she’s had has helped her improvement as a player and that’s much to the credit of the coaches from Burton Albion for coming into Robert Sutton. She’s that good for a reason!
“The sessions have definitely upped the profile of football in the school. From watching the sessions myself, it’s been really good to continue my own personal development, especially in coaching female footballers, as we can now use the different ideas and lesson plans to help with our own teaching in the future. It’s been very well organised and very well delivered, we hope that Burton Albion Community Trust can deliver their football programmes in many other secondary schools throughout the area to help the progression of female football.”