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Jack Barlow and Beckham Fulton and other players celebrate the start of the new coaching sessions
Budding village football stars are getting police backing for school holiday training sessions near Lichfield. The weekly soccer skills coaching events have kicked off in Armitage and Handsacre and are being run by local coach Dave Fulton. Dave, who lives in the village, has teamed up with neighbourhood officer PC Alison Lewis to offer football coaching for youngsters aged four to 15. The school holiday project is being supported by Lichfield District Council and the head teacher of Croft Primary School where the sessions are staged. PC Lewis explained:
“The training is all about local youngsters having fun, keeping fit and doing something positive with their spare time.”
The sessions are being held each Tuesday from 3pm at the Croft school in Rugeley Road, Armitage and cost £2.


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