Local football team Lancashire Attack are experiencing life as professional footballers thanks to AFC Fylde Community Foundation.

They are midway through the innovative ‘Train Like A Pro’ programme and getting a unique glimpse into the world of professional sport.

Working in partnership with Cuadrilla and Centrica, AFC Fylde Community Foundation are currently running the second year of the ground-breaking project for local youngsters.

‘Train Like A Pro’ is a bespoke football development programme which gives local children and grassroots teams the opportunity to take part in sport in a professional football environment.

AFC Fylde Community Foundation have been working with Lancashire Attack U11’s throughout the week ensuring the children make the most of the experience and leave with a better knowledge and understanding of the football industry.  

The programme is unlike any regular football camp focusing directly around how professionals train. The Lancashire Attack U11’s have not only been learning new football skills and enhancing their knowledge of the game, but also being educated on the importance of good health, nutrition and physiotherapy to support and improve performance.

The Foundation, Cuadrilla and Centrica are delighted the second year of ‘Train Like A Pro’ is off to such a successful start. St Anne’s FC will be joining the programme for the second half of the week!

Foundation Director Tom Hutton is understandably proud of the programme. He said: “Train Like A Pro is fantastic. There has been a great deal of hard work in the run up to this programme and to see it kick off to such a good start is very rewarding for me and the Foundation team. This programme would not be possible without the ongoing support of Cuadrilla UK and Centrica so a massive thank you to them.”

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