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Palace for Life kick off girls only football camp

This October Half-Term Palace for Life ran a GIrls Only Football Camp to provide a place for girls to develop thier skills.

At Palace for Life Foundation one of our aims is to engage more girls in sport and this October half-term we delivered a girls-only football course, open to all abilities between the ages of 8 and 14.

A group of 25 girls gathered at Bishop Justus School in Bromley for the two-day course which included various fun games practicing the fundamental skills of dribbling, passing and shooting. Throughout the two days, we played many mini matches, due to the popular demand from the girls, as well as having a tense penalty shootout.

On the second day, we were lucky enough to have two Palace Women’s players come down and visit us, Ciara Watling and Jordan Butler. We held a Q&A where the girls quizzed the players, understanding more about their journey into football and the lifestyle of being a professional football player. This was followed by autographs and pictures, and then a shooting practice with Ciara and Jordan in the net.

Palace for Life Foundation Girls Primary School Officer Charlie Spencer said: “I’m thrilled with how the course has gone, we saw a lot of talent and team play which is exciting to see in the ongoing development of the women’s game. The group of girls were great to work with and I hope to see them all again at our Wildcats sessions and future girls-only courses.”

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