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29 March 2017

Luke Chambers and Cole Skuse were on hand to speak to budding young female footballers at Portman Road this week

Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers and his teammate Cole Skuse were at Portman Road earlier this week to take part in a football session aimed at encouraging girls to get involved with playing the sport. 

In line with Saturday’s activities to celebrate female involvement in sport, the Club teamed up with Suffolk FA and multi-service facilities management company, Vertas, to host a football training session for a number of girls’ football teams. 

The Town duo worked with young football players from Broke Hall, Halifax, Handford Hall and The Willows primary schools, passing tips and advice onto the budding footballers. 

“All children should have the opportunity to enjoy football and it’s great to see more girls taking an interest in playing,” said Luke. 

Cole added: “The girls clearly enjoy playing football and representing their school.”

The afternoon was led by Suffolk FA Girls’ & Women’s Football Development Officer, Paige Shorten, who, in April, will be launching Suffolk FA’s Wildcats Clubs, a nationwide scheme to encourage five to 11 year old girls to get involved in playing football for just £2. 

For details of your nearest Wildcats club or to book a place visit

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