On Wednesday 29th June Bromley FC Community Sports Trust launched the first session of Football for Absolute Beginners (FAB).
FAB is a brand-new initiative for women who have never played football before. The four week course will teach the basics of football in a safe and non-judgemental environment.
Over 30 women attended the first session on the main stadium pitch where they were taught dribbling and passing skills, and then finished with a match.
Reflecting on this, Andrea Ellis, Women and Girls’ Development Officer, said: “Women of all different ages and experience want to play football, but for various reasons stepping over the sideline can be difficult. FAB will hopefully break down those barriers of women taking up the game and prove that football is for everyone.
“It was amazing to see so many women on the pitch playing football. The atmosphere was fantastic and everyone was so supportive of each other. There was a lot of laughter and new friendships forged, which is what football is all about.
“We are very proud of our community projects at the Trust, and with the Women’s Euros starting this week, are delighted to see more women and girls play the game regardless of their age or previous experience.”
Georgie Weaver, who attended FAB, said: “The first session was so much fun – having never really had the opportunity to play football before, it was great to get together with a group of women and the coaches to practice some basic skills. Everyone was so nice, and the highlight for most of us was definitely getting to play a game at the end of the session!”
If you would be interested in joining the next Football for Absolute Beginners course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or register your interest below.