A new girls soccer school is to start in Chorleywood this month.
Chorleywood Common Youth FC (CCYFC) will run the school for 12 weeks with sessions taking place each Saturday morning from March 28.
The sessions, which will take place at Chorleywood House Estate, will be on from 9.30am to 10.30am each week with girls aged six to 14 of all abilities invited to attend.
Karen Labbett, from CCYFC, explained why the school has been set up. She said: “The existing soccer school is for boys and girls in school years Reception and Year 1, however, the number of girls attending has always been minimal.
“With the increasing interest in girls’ football over the last few years, we knew there was more we could offer local girls.
“We have found, which is backed up by the FA’s findings, that girls improve their football skills more quickly in an all-girls environment and it helps retain their interest in the sport.
“Therefore, as a club, we have decided to separate the girls to their own space on the playing field and have added more age groups.”
The new girl’s section of the soccer school will train girls in Y1-2 (age 6-7), then Y3-6 (age 8-11) and then Y7-9 (age 12-14).
Currently CCYFC have at least one team per age group in the girls’ section from under eight to under 15.
If anyone is interested in finding out more information they should contact Karen, the club’s girls section secretary via email firstname.lastname@example.org