Lichfield News – FREE! Friday night Futsal taster session

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FREE! Friday night Futsal taster session

Published on Tuesday, 18th February 2014

Young people from across Burntwood are invited to try out five-a-side football at Erasmus Darwin Academy on Friday 28 February, from 8.30pm to 10pm.

Lichfield District Council is offering a free Futsal taster session to 14 to 18 year olds who live or go to school across the Burntwood area.

Futsal is a growing craze in which football is played with a smaller, heavier ball indoors with two teams of five.

The taster session will be followed by a Futsal tournament that will run on Friday nights over four-weeks this spring.

Councillor Andrew Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “This taster session is a great way for local teens to try out the sport for free to see if they want to take part in the four-week tournament.”

The Futsal tournament will take place at Erasmus Darwin Academy on Friday nights from 9pm to 10pm on 7, 14 and 28 March and 4 April 2014. It is also for local 14 to 18 year olds and is free to take part.

To find out more, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/sportsdevelopment or call 01543 308835.

The Futsal taster session and tournament is organised by Lichfield District Council’s Sports Development team and is supported by Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership, Staffordshire Youth and Community Services, and Staffordshire FA.

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What the sports development team do…

Lichfield District Council’s Sports Development team provides coaching and promotes opportunities in a number of sports and physical activities. Coaches are employed to deliver activity programmes in sports including, athletics, basketball, cricket, football, gymnastics, rugby, swimming and tennis. This includes activities in schools, local sports clubs and community facilities, including Burntwood Leisure Centre.

The Sports Development team also provides coaching programmes for young people during the school holidays.

The team is a source of information on sports-related issues in the district; you may be new to the area and want to join a local cricket club, you may be a qualified coach and want to work in the community, you may want to find a football coaching course for your 6 year old child or you might be thinking about setting up your own class in aikido. If it’s a question of sport, please contact us.

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