Charity partnership sets goal to attract more girls to football

Cranbrook Juniors Football Club

A FOOTBALL club in Cranbrook has teamed up with local leisure charity to encourage more girls under 14 to play the sport.

Cranbrook Juniors Football Club has partnered with Fusion Lifestyle to expand its girls football sessions to include weekend football training.

Ant Tomlinson, Chairman of Cranbrook Juniors Football Club, said: “We, as a club, are huge advocates for the female game and are very keen to grow attendance for these sessions.

“Our aim is to provide the opportunity for as many girls as possible to take part in the game, with our ultimate goal being to start girls’ teams across all age groups”.

Kicking off early on Saturday mornings, sessions will take place from 9am to 10am for all girls aged five to 11 who want to give the sport a go.

On Friday evening, training sessions will be moved to The Weald Sports Centre, managed by Fusion Lifestyle, in due course, with Wildcats training for five to 11-year-olds at 5.30pm and Squad sessions for 12 to 14-year-olds at 6.30pm.

Gemma Carrick, Sports and Community Development Manager for Fusion Lifestyle in Tunbridge Wells commented: “We are big supporters of football for girls and are delighted that the Wildcats have chosen The Weald Sports Centre as their new home.”

Fusion Lifestyle is a sport and leisure management organisation which runs facilities across the UK including The Weald Sports Centre, Putlands Sports and Leisure Centre, Paddock Wood and Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, St John’s.

Founded in May 2021, Cranbrook Junior Football Club provides a fun, inclusive and safe environment for children aged five to 12 to develop their passion for football, join a range of training programmes and compete locally.

For more information, contact The Weald Sports centre on 01580 710720 or:

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