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IT’S been a fantastic start to the first fortnight of the Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) Summer Soccer Schools, with lots of fun and activities taking place at both the Burton Albion Community Football Centre and Uttoxeter.

The courses, that run for children aged 5-12 years old, have received a fantastic response from the local public, with both new and returning faces joining in with the weekly football antics. The first week got off to a flyer, with each week having a specific theme, which contains plenty of prizes for the youngsters to aim to win. To top it off, a special stadium visit to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium also took place, much to the delighted of the excited participants.

The visit to see the blue side of Manchester, allowed excited youngsters a behind the scenes experience of a Premier League stadium, allowing them to see parts of a football club that many said they had never witnessed before.

Scott Taylor, Football Development Manager for BACT, said: “The trip went brilliantly for both the children and the coaches. It’s something that we’ve not done now for a few years, but with such stadium in the Premier League constantly evolving, it was a great experience for all to see the facilities at one of the biggest clubs in the world!”

The next trip will run on Wednesday 8th August to home of Liverpool FC, Anfield. This is then followed by a trip to the National FA Centre in Burton upon Trent, St George’s Park, on Wednesday 22nd August, which also includes a football coaching session during the visit. Both tours cost just £25 per day.

Burton Albion players are also set to be joining in with the fun during the next three weeks of Soccer Schools! Selected players will be heading over to the courses on specific days, giving the youngsters a chance to meet and have a kick-around with their Brewers heroes.

We have a special offer for the remainder of our Soccer Schools, where participants can book a full week (five days) for just £50 for the full week! Additionally, you can book in advanced for £12 per day or by turning up on the day at Burton or Uttoxeter for just £14.

To book, please visit or call 01283 246207.