Fleetwood Town Juniors held a CPD event at Poolfoot Farm, on behalf of The FA and the England Lionesses talent ID programme, for coaches working in the female game last week.
The session took place at the club’s training complex on Monday 27 June, which was hosted by local junior coaches, as well as FA and England Lionesses Under-15s coaches Amanda Goodwin and Jemma Entwistle – who delivered a football training session to all the girls who turned up.
With the first hour was dedicated to a CPD for the attending coaches, and the second hour was spent observing a session delivered by the two England FA A License coaches. It was fantastic to see so many turn up, especially with the Women’s Euros’ starting on Wednesday 6 July.
Chris Morton, from Fleetwood Town Juniors spoke after the event and was happy to have been able to host such an event: “It was great to be able to facilitate and host this Lioness Talent ID programme. We had 45 coaches across Lancashire attend and learn about what it takes to be a Lioness
“The girls who came down really get invested and it goes to show that Fleetwood Town Juniors FC and Poolfoot Farm are working hard to promote the women’s game and see what we have built over the last few years.”
Coaches came from Rochdale, Huncoat, Burnley, Chorley, Preston, and all over the Fylde Coast, giving those entering the women’s game an insight into the right pathways and what to look for when coaching the upcoming talent in the sport.
Aimee Sandvig, a player in the Fleetwood Town Juniors Girls u16s added: “I thought the whole event was brilliant. It gave us players an insight into training and what it takes to make it to the next level. It was great to see the different styles of training, with the session focusing on best ways to keep the ball, transition from defence to attack to work as a team.”
Amanda Goodwin - one of the official England Ladies coaches, was thrilled to be invited down to deliver an important message: “For me, this event was important for us to deliver a high-standard session and I am delighted to see so many people down to listen and take on board our message.”
She added: “The girls were fantastic on the night and it’s great to see so much talent here in the North West, especially the number of girls who are coming through in our games. I would like to thank Fleetwood Town Juniors FC, Poolfoot Farm, and Fleetwood Town for their hospitality”.
You can watch the Lionesses in action this summer as they aim to win the Women’s Euros on home soil, with their opening game of the tournament being against Austria on Wednesday 6 July 2022. Book your table at Poolfoot today via calling 01253 208441.