Free football sessions to kick start the summer

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Barrhead Youth Football Club and East Ren Culture and Leisure are working in partnership to kick off a brand new free of charge Friday football league – and are calling for teens to take part!

Coaches from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure are co-ordinating and delivering the ten week Friday football league, aimed and boys and girls aged 12-16, from 6.30-8pm at Cowan Park, throughout the summer. Barrhead Youth Football Club received funding from the Better Barrhead project to deliver the football sessions for ten weeks.

The first session took place last week and attracted 50 young people.

John Gervaise, Scottish FA Football development officer at East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure said: “We are delighted to help support one of our local grassroots clubs support their community by getting the Friday evening football league started.

“Our coaches bring lots of energy, enthusiasm and excellent football knowledge to the pitches and it’s great to be able to get young people involved in a project which will see them use football as a positive way to stay active over the summer months.

“We hope to increase the number of participants this week and will welcome all girls and boys aged 12-16 to come along. We’d love to see the sessions continue with Barrhead Youth Football Club and become a regular fixture after the ten week block.”

If you are interested in joining the Friday night football league, contact Barrhead Youth Football Club on barrheadyfc@hotmail.com.

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure has a packed holiday programme running for kids throughout the summer, with sports clubs, classes and camps for all ages, as well as arts and drama activities.

Visit www.ercultureandleisure.org/activities.