Young players from Layton Juniors football club are experiencing first-hand the life of a professional footballer thanks to a ground breaking scheme being delivered by AFC Fylde Community Foundation.

The ‘Train Like a Pro’ project, delivered in partnership with local Junior Football Clubs, across the Fylde Coast in partnership with Cuadrilla, is enabling children to discover first-hand the importance of both physical activity and healthy eating. And, as an added bonus, it’s hosted at the official training camp of the AFC Fylde first team squad.

Working with a specialist football coaches, the children are enjoying a diverse range of sessions which will help to build physical and mental agility skills for use both on and off the pitch.  Apart from the importance of warming up and stretching exercise before the whistle goes for kick-off, special workshops are supporting the young players in adopting the right mindset and a positive attitude to playing the game.

Another key lesson the young players are being taught is the importance of nutrition and healthy eating in sport. The first team chef has been in the kitchen serving up balanced meals each lunch time, teaching them the importance of eating well. And clean plates on a daily basis have proved that healthy food is far from boring!

Layton Juniors club secretary Amanda Borrino said: “It’s amazing to see the Young football players of Layton Juniors Football Club being given a fantastic opportunity to see what a footballers life is like on a daily basis this week, giving the boys motivation and inspiration. AFC Fylde have great plans to work within the community and really make a difference, many thanks to Cuadrilla for their continued support”

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