August 25, 2011 10.53 am This story is over 151 months old

Lincoln Ladies help support sport participation

Sport camps: The Lady Imps have been helping increase numbers of sport participation with their football camps for kids.

The Lincoln Ladies football team have been helping increase child participation in sport in the city with numerous football advice camps.

With football being one of the most participated female team sport, the Lady Imps want to ensure the numbers involved keep rising.

Captain of Lincoln Ladies Megan Harris said: “We have been spending a lot of time raising awareness of the game and the Women’s Super League in schools, at community events and by meeting local fans in the town centre.

“It’s great to see more and more girls wanting to get involved in football and through the summer soccer camp, we’re encouraging them to become stars of the future.”

Players from the team hosted on August 24 a summer camp for 4 to 14-year-olds at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School (pictured).

Lisa Danby, mother of a soccer camp attendee, said: “This is the first time my daughter has played any sort of sport and she really enjoyed learning new skills and being part of a team.

“It’s great to see the professional players passing down their skills and engaging with young talent.

“It seems they have also won over some new fans of the team and I’m sure my family will be at the next match.”

Fans of the club can attend the team’s final match of the season at Ashby Avenue on August 12 at 2pm.

Also, supporters are being given the opportunity to pay what they feel the match is worth.

As well as the match, there will be activities such as face-painting, live music, player autographs, and dads’ and daughters’ penalty shoot out on the pitch.