May 25, 2011 11.12 am This story is over 150 months old

Lincoln Ladies coach juniors at Greenbank

Sports day: Lincoln Ladies coached boys and girls to celebrate Lincolnshire Coaches Week.

Lincoln Ladies coached boys and girls at Greenbank Football Club on Tuesday night to celebrate Lincolnshire Coaches Week.

Megan Harris, Lucy Staniforth and Remi Allen attended the Boys Under 8 session, and the Girls Under 12 session last night at North Kesteven Sports Centre.

Harris said: “It’s great to see so many young girls playing football and the standard here seems to be very high. We’re really happy to help out and support Lincolnshire Coaches Week.”

The girls split the teams into two groups and ran a 45-minute coaching session with warm-up exercises, skills tests and a game at the end of the session.

Shane Ward is the Junior Coach at Greenbank Football Club: “It was a pleasure to have the ladies here, and the children were all very excited to be coached by some of the country’s top female footballers.”

The training session was organised by Lincolnshire Sports Partnership as part of Lincolnshire Coaches Week which runs from Monday, May 23 to Saturday, May 28.

Coach Development Manager Lizzie Couling said: “Lincolnshire Coaches Week is all about promoting, developing and recognising coaches in the county, but we also wanted participants the chance to take part and learn from elite athletes.

“Lincoln Ladies were very proactive in getting involved with Greenbank and the session went really well,” Couling added.

Source: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership