Free girls’ training session

Current Lauder FC junior girls team
Current Lauder FC junior girls team

Lauderdale Football Club are throwing open their doors to female footballers from P1 to S2 for a girls-only free training session on Saturday, March 14.

The event, supported by the Scottish Youth Football Association (SYFA) will take place at the Lauderdale Football Pavilion, Lauder Park, from noon to 1pm.

Following a fun, interactive session with Lauder FC coaches, participants will learn all about the club and be given information on how to join in weekly girls-only training sessions.

Lauderdale FC chairman Robert Simpson told The Southern: “The club is committed to building a successful girls’ section that will see us take part in football festivals and competing with other areas around the Borders and beyond.”

After investments from local business, successful funding has been granted by SportsMatch to develop all aspects of the junior club further and specifically to expand the current girls-only team.

The grant will provide kit and new equipment, and after consultation with the SYFA, Lauderdale FC has been designated as one of just four girls’ football centres in the Scottish Borders East region.

“Not only is football a fantastic team sport that develops physical, co-ordination and social skills, it is a great way to encourage exercise, and most importantly it is great fun,” added Mr Simpson.

Lauderdale FC is a volunteer-run club which is approved by the SYFA and is a Scottish FA Quality Mark club, providing fully-trained coaches and participation in leagues within the Scottish Borders.

The club is open for boys and girls aged five to under 17s and currently has 146 registered members, of which 14 are girls. In order to help organise this event, an idea of attendance would be appreciated. Please email: if you are planning to go along or have any questions about the free session.