League set for kick-off

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A NEW 6-a-side community football league will kick off at Pendle Sports Centre astroturf on Monday, February 21st and organisers are appealing for teams to register ahead of the big kick-off.

The 14-week winter season will run every Monday evening between 7-10 p.m. on the astroturf at the Sports Centre, with space available for up to 16 teams to take part.

League manager Chris Socket said: “This is the first time we have organised a community league in the area.

“All equipment is provided and I will be writing weekly match reports with scorers names and will also be including comments from team captains which will help to give a really professional feel to the league.”

The league is FA-affiliated with qualified referees officiating all matches, which last 40 minutes, enough time to work up a good sweat!

There is no entry or registration fee to the league, and teams are able to use flexible squads.

Top quality individual trophies will be given to winners and runners-up, whilst there is also a top goalscorer award.

The National 6-a-side Cup is held every July in London Soccerdome, and the top two teams from the league will qualify.

Anyone interested in taking part should register online at www.soccersixes.net or text Chris on 07581 041124

DEVELOPMENT Centre Sports Coaching’s team of coaching staff return this half-term with another edition of their Sports Holiday Club!

The sporting fun kicks off on Monday and the full time whistle will blow on Friday, February 17th.

The course, for 5-14 year olds, will take place at St Stephen’s Primary School, where fully qualified and CRB-checked staff will be delivering activities such as football, dodgeball, dance and much more.

Two time and price tariffs are on offer - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., £12 per day or £40 for the week, including breakfast and evening snacks, or 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., £10 per day or £30 for the week.

Book your place by calling 07702 873084 or emailing Martyn Robinson on m.robinson@dc-coaching.co.uk

You can also go to www.dc-coaching.co.uk and tweet at @dc_coaching

BADGERS JFC Under 12s, who play in the East Lancashire Alliance League on Sundays, are looking for new players.

The club are looking for players who are currently in Year 7 at school who can help bolster the squad for the step up from nine-a-side to 11-a-side.

If you are interested in joining, please contact the coach Andrew Darbyshire (07985 428499).