Accrington Stanley Community Trust and Burnley FC in the Community are joining forces to deliver a joint Kicks project in Hyndburn.

The project will provide weekly free football coaching sessions for 11-19 year olds for the forthcoming year starting on Monday 28th September. These sessions will give local youngsters an opportunity to train with professional coaches, get fitter and be healthier and learn and develop new skills. The new weekly session in Accrington will take place as follows;

Every Monday (starts 28th September)

Venue; Hyndburn Leisure Centre (3G pitch), Henry Street, Accrington

6pm – 7pm 11-13 year olds

7pm – 8pm 14-19 year olds

Martin Fearon, Community Manager at Accrington Stanley Community Trust said, “This is a new project we are bringing to the area of Hyndburn and one that I am confident is going to be a huge success. We have a close relationship with Burnley FC and it is great to be able to work together to provide this opportunity for the community. There is a lot of histroy between our clubs who are both founder members of the football league. We are also in the process of looking into other areas of community work that we can support each other on.”

Neil Hart, Chief Executive Officer of Burnley FC in the Community said, “Thanks to funding from Lancashire County Council we are delighted to form a close working partnership with Accrington Stanley Community Trust to deliver joint community work in Accrington. With the close proximity of the two clubs we are delighted to be able to have a presence in Accrington in partnership with Accrington Stanley Community Trust. This is very much the start of many more opportunities for us to be working with Accrington Stanley Community Trust for the benefit of the Hyndburn community.”

For more information on the Kicks Project visit contact us on 01254 304071 or email